Former Senator Mark Furner

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Former Senator

Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
Senate

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for Queensland 2007. Defeated at general elections 2013.
Parliamentary positions
  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 7.7.11 to 30.6.14
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Publications from 30.9.2010 to 30.6.2014; Regulations and Ordinances from 1.7.2011 to 11.11.2013.
  • Senate Select: Climate Policy from 18.3.2009 to 15.6.2009; Reform of the Australian Federation from 13.5.2010 to 30.6.2011.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Economics from 1.7.2008 to 14.5.2009; Community Affairs: Legislation from 28.8.2008 to 11.11.2013; Community Affairs: References from 28.8.2008 to 14.5.2009; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation from 30.9.2010 to 11.11.2013; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: References from 30.9.2010 to 11.11.2013.
  • Joint Statutory: Law Enforcement from 1.7.2011 to 30.6.2014; Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 4.12.2013 to 30.6.2014.
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 16.3.2009 to 30.6.2014.
Conferences, delegations and visits
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, September-October 2008
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Timor-Leste, August 2009
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to United Arab Emirates, May 2011
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to UK, Spain, Germany and USA, April-May 2012
Party positions
  • Member, ALP Campaign Committee
  • Delegate, Pine Rivers Municipal Electoral Council 1996-98
  • Secretary, ALP Bray Park Branch 1997-98
  • Delegate, ALP State Conference 1997-2008
  • Delegate, State Electoral Council 1999
  • Delegate, Pine Rivers Municipal Electoral Council 2000
  • Vice-President, ALP Pine Rivers Central Branch 2005-07
  • Member, ALP Administrative Committee from 2005
  • Member, Electoral College from 2005
  • Delegate, Dickson Federal Electoral Council 2006-08
  • Delegate, Pine Rivers Municipal Electoral Council 2006
  • Delegate, ALP National Conference 2007
  • Delegate, State Electoral Council 2007
Personal
  • Born 11.4.1958, Brisbane, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Assoc Dip of Business (Industrial Relations) (QUT/TAFE)
  • Organiser, Transport Workers' Union (Qld) 1989-92
  • Industrial Officer, Queensland Police Union 1992-96
  • Organiser, Senior Organiser, Branch Secretary and General Vice-President, National Union of Workers (Qld) 1996-2008