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Arthur Sinodinos AO

Arthur Sinodinos AO

Former Senator

Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
Senate

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Chosen by the Parliament of New South Wales on 13.10.2011 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice the Hon. H Coonan (resigned). Elected to the Senate for New South Wales 2013. Re-elected 2016. Resigned 11.11.2019.
Parliamentary positions
  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 27.6.2012 to 20.9.2012.
Ministerial appointments
  • Assistant Treasurer from 18.9.2013 to 19.12.2014.
  • Cabinet Secretary from 21.9.2015 to 24.1.2017.
  • Cabinet Minister from 21.9.2015 to 20.12.2017.
  • Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science from 24.1.2017 to 20.12.2017.
Acting Ministries
  • Acting Minister for Sport from 9.1.2017 to 24.1.2017.
  • Acting Minister for Health and Aged Care from 9.1.2017 to 24.1.2017.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Regulations and Ordinances from 7.2.2013 to 11.11.2013; Privileges from 2.7.2019 to 15.10.2019.
  • Senate Select: National Broadband Network from 3.3.2015 to 12.10.2015.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Finance and Public Administration: Legislation from 9.2.2012 to 11.11.2013; Finance and Public Administration: References from 9.2.2012 to 11.11.2013; Education and Employment: Legislation from 3.3.2015 to 12.10.2015; Education and Employment: References from 3.3.2015 to 12.10.2015; Environment and Communications: Legislation from 3.3.2015 to 12.10.2015; Economics: Legislation from 13.2.2019 to 1.7.2019.
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 22.7.2019.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition from 19.9.2012 to 18.9.2013.
Party positions
  • Treasurer of the Liberal Party State Branch (NSW) from 2009 to 2011.
  • President of the Liberal Party State Branch (NSW) from 2011 to 2012.
Personal
  • Born 25.2.1957, Newcastle, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BCom(Hons) (University of Newcastle).
  • Graduate at the Department of Finance, 1979.
  • Public servant at the Treasury Department from 1980 to 1987.
  • Adviser to the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. J Howard, MP from 1987 to 1989.
  • Public servant at the Treasury Department from 1989 to 1995.
  • Adviser to the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. J Howard, MP from 1995 to 1996.
  • Senior Adviser and Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister, the Hon. J Howard, MP from 1996 to 2006.
  • Banker from 2006 to 2011.
Honours
  • Appointed Officer of the Order of Australia, 09.06.2008.