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WHISH-WILSON, Peter StuartBiography for WHISH-WILSON, Peter Stuart

Senator for Tasmania

Australian Greens



Parliamentary Service

Chosen by the Parliament of Tasmania on 20.6.2012 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice RJ Brown (resigned) (term ended 30.6.2014). Elected 2013 (term began 1.7.2014) and 2016.


Parliamentary Positions

Temporary Chair of Committees from 12.11.13 to 9.5.16.


Committee Service

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: References Committee from 11.9.12 to 9.5.16, substitute member from 9.5.18; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation and References Committees from 12.11.13 to 7.7.14, substitute member References Committee from 7.12.17; Finance and Public Administration Legislation and References Committees from 1.9.16 to 13.9.16; Environment and Communications Legislation and References from 7.2.17 to 4.9.17 (Chair from 7.2.17 to 4.9.17), Substitute member References from 14.9.17 to 21.3.18 and from 20.6.18; Economics Legislation and References from 14.11.17.

Senate Select: Abbott Government's Budget Cuts from 15.6.15 to 9.5.16 (renamed Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures on 11.8.15) (Chair from 11.8.15 to 9.5.16).

Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 2.12.13 to 9.5.16 and from 9.8.17 to 26.6.18; Treaties from 7.7.14 to 9.5.16.

Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services from 13.9.16.


Parliamentary Party Positions

Australian Greens Portfolios: Competition Policy and Small Business; Tourism; Trade; Waste from 1.7.12 to 11.11.13.

Trade; Competition Policy and Small Business; Tourism; Waste; Marine (Tasmania) from 11.11.13 to 1.7.14.

Competition Policy; Small Business and Consumer Affairs; Fisheries, Marine (Tasmania) and Whaling; Trade; Veterans' Affairs from 1.7.14 to 25.5.15.

Finance; Trade; Defence and Veterans' Affairs; Competition Policy; Small Business and Consumer Affairs; Fisheries, Marine (Tasmania) and Whaling from 25.5.15 to 15.9.15.

Finance; Trade; Defence and Veterans' Affairs; Consumer Affairs; Fisheries, Marine (Tasmania), Whaling and Antarctica from 15.9.15 to 25.8.16.

Treasury; Consumer Affairs; Waste and Recycling; Healthy Oceans from 25.8.16.


Personal

Born 24.2.1968, Singapore.

Married.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

BA (UNSW), MEc (UWA).

Banker and broker 1992-2003.

Wine grower and business owner 2004-12.

Lecturer, University of Tasmania 2005-12.


Military Service

Australian Army 1986-89.