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JOHNSTON, the Hon. David Albert LloydBiography for JOHNSTON, the Hon. David Albert Lloyd

Senator for Western Australia

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the Senate for Western Australia 2001 (term began 1.7.2002) and 2007.

Ministerial Appointments

Minister for Justice and Customs from 9.3.07 to 3.12.07.

Minister for Defence from 18.9.13 to 23.12.14.

Committee Service

Senate Standing: Privileges from 1.7.02 to 23.3.07, from 24.6.09 to 3.2.10 and from 14.5.10 to 19.3.12; Publications from 1.7.02 to 23.3.07; Scrutiny of Bills from 1.7.02 to 23.3.07; Senators' Interests from 13.2.08 to 11.11.13 and from 12.10.15.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Employment, Workplace Relations and Education: Legislation Committee from 1.7.02 to 11.9.06; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: References Committee from 1.7.02 to 11.9.06 and Legislation Committee from 13.9.05 to 11.9.06 (Chair from 14.9.05 to 11.9.06); Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 11.9.06 to 23.3.07 (Chair from 11.9.06 to 21.3.07); Education and Employment Legislation from 15.6.15.

Senate Select: Ministerial Discretion in Migration Matters from 24.6.03 to 31.3.04; Administration of Indigenous Affairs from 17.6.04 to 8.3.05; Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities from 20.3.08 to 24.9.10; National Broadband Network from 12.10.15.

Joint Statutory: Native Title and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Account from 2.12.02 (Chair from 9.12.02) to 23.3.06; Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 15.10.08 to 12.5.10 and from 10.9.15; Intelligence and Security from 6.7.11 to 5.8.13; Law Enforcement from 10.9.15.

Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 22.8.02 to 23.3.07 and from 23.9.08 to 5.8.13; Treaties from 12.10.15.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 6.12.07 to 18.9.13. Shadow Minister for Resources and Energy from 6.12.07 to 22.9.08; Shadow Minister for Tourism from 6.12.07 to 22.9.08; Shadow Minister for Defence from 22.9.08 to 18.9.13.

Party Positions

Member, UWA Liberal Club 1974-79.

Member, Liberal Party Kalgoorlie/Boulder Branch 1986-2001; President 1986-88.

President, Liberal Party (WA) 1997-2001.

Member, Liberal Party Mt Pleasant Branch from 2001.


Born 14.2.1956, Perth, WA.

Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

BJuris (UWA).

Barrister and solicitor.