Senator the Hon Scott Ryan

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Senator for Victoria

Positions
President
Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

12 Pascoe Vale Road
Moonee Ponds, VIC, 3039

Postal address

PO Box 556
Moonee Ponds, VIC, 3039

Telephone:
(03) 9326 1088

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3300
Fax:
(02) 6277 3108

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for Victoria 2007. Re-elected 2013 and 2016.
Parliamentary positions
  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 15.6.09 to 28.9.10
  • President of the Senate from 13.11.17
Ministerial appointments
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education from 18.9.2013 to 23.12.2014.
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education and Training from 23.12.2014 to 21.9.2015.
  • Assistant Cabinet Secretary from 21.9.2015 to 18.2.2016.
  • Minister for Vocational Education and Skills from 18.2.2016 to 19.7.2016.
  • Minister Assisting the Cabinet Secretary from 19.7.2016 to 24.1.2017.
  • Special Minister of State from 19.7.2016 to 13.11.2017.
  • Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cabinet from 24.1.2017 to 13.11.2017.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Regulations and Ordinances from 18.11.2010 to 11.11.2013.
  • Senate Select: Reform of the Australian Federation from 11.5.2010 to 30.6.2011; Australia's Food Processing Sector from 16.6.2011 to 16.8.2012.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Finance and Public Administration from 1.7.2008 to 14.5.2009; Finance and Public Administration: References from 14.5.2009 to 27.9.2010 (Chair from 1.2.2010 to 27.9.2010); Finance and Public Administration: Legislation from 14.5.2009 to 27.9.2010 (Deputy Chair from 5.2.2010 to 27.9.2010); Finance and Public Administration: References from 1.7.2011 to 11.11.2013; Finance and Public Administration: Legislation from 7.7.2011 to 11.11.2013.
  • Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 24.6.2009 to 5.8.2013.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business and Fair Competition from 14.9.2010 to 18.9.2013.
  • Assistant Manager of Government Business in the Senate from 30.9.2015 to 19.7.2016.
Party positions
  • Honorary Life Member and President (1994), Melbourne University Liberal Club
  • Patron and Honorary Life Member, Australian Liberal Students' Federation
  • Delegate, State Council
  • Member, Liberal Party (Vic.) from 1990
  • Chair, Constitutional Committee 2004-08
  • Member, Administrative Committee 2005-07
  • Vice-President (Metropolitan Male), Administrative Committee 2006-07
  • Delegate, Federal Council 2007
  • Member, Liberal Party Futures Committee 2007-10
Personal
  • Born 12.5.1973, Brisbane, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • B.A (Hons)(Melb.)
  • Tutor, Dept of Political Science, University of Melbourne 1998-99
  • Dept of Industry, Tourism and Resources 1999
  • Office of the Leader of the Opposition (Vic.) 2000-02
  • GlaxoSmithKline Australia 2002-07
  • Consultant 2007-08
  • Research Fellow, Institute of Public Affairs 2007-08