Speeches First speech Browse all speeches (Hansard) Biography Parliamentary service Elected to the Senate for South Australia 2013. Re-elected 2016. Resigned 1.11.2016. (disqualified 5.4.2017 under section 44 (v) of the Constitution; ruled ineligible from 26.2.2016). Committee service Senate Select: Wind Turbines served from 27.11.2014 to 3.8.2015; Murray-Darling Basin Plan served from 10.8.2015 to 17.3.2016 Parliamentary party positions Family First. Served: 01.07.2014 to 01.11.2016 Party positions Chairman of the Federal Family First Party from 2008. Personal Born: 5.7.1952, Manchester, EnglandGender: MaleMarital Status: Married Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament Certificate in Science Technician.Science technician from 1969 to 1975.Plumber from 1975 to 1980.Builder from 1980 to 2014. Honours Awarded the Centenary Medal, 1.1.2001.Appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia, 26.1.2003. Publications Nationbuild: the quest for self-reliance, Connor Court Publishing, Ballan, Vic., 2007.