Former Senator the Hon David Feeney

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Former Senator

Positions
Parliamentary Secretary for Defence
Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
Senate

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for Victoria 2007. Resigned 12.8.2013. Elected to the House of Representatives for Batman, Victoria, 2013. Re-elected 2016. Resigned 1.2.2018.
Ministerial appointments
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Defence from 14.9.2010 to 18.9.2013.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Publications from 1.7.2008 to 27.9.2010; Privileges from 12.5.2010 to 27.9.2010.
  • Senate Select: Climate Policy from 18.3.2009 to 15.6.2009.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 1.7.2008 to 14.5.2009; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 1.7.2008 to 14.5.2009; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation from 14.5.2009 to 27.9.2010; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: References from 14.5.2009 to 27.9.2010.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 1.7.2008 to 19.7.2010.
  • Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 15.9.2009 to 26.10.2010; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 15.9.2016.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Member of the Opposition Shadow Ministry from 14.10.2013 to 23.7.2016.
  • Shadow Minister for Justice and Shadow Assistant Minister for Defence from 18.10.2013 to 23.7.2016.
  • Shadow Minister for Veterans' Affairs from 1.7.2014 to 23.7.2016.
  • Shadow Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC from 1.7.2014 to 23.07.2016.
Party positions
  • Member, ALP Administrative Committee (Vic.) 1994-2002
  • Caucus Secretary, Federal Parliamentary Labor Party 2008-10
Personal
  • Born 5.3.1970, Adelaide, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • M.P.P.M (Monash)
  • Federal Industrial Officer, Transport Workers' Union 1994-98
  • ALP State Secretary and Campaign Director (Vic.) 1999-2002
  • Director of Strategy, Office of the Premier of Victoria, the Hon. SP Bracks, MLA 2003-04
  • ALP Campaign Director (SA) 2005-06
  • ALP Assistant National Secretary 2005-08