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HARRADINE, BrianBiography for HARRADINE, Brian

Senator for Tasmania 1975-2005

Tasmanian Independent Senator Brian Harradine Group



Parliamentary service

Elected to the Senate for Tasmania 1975 (term deemed to have begun 1.7.1975), 1980, 1983, 1987, 1993 and 1998. Retired prior to general elections 2004 (term ended 30.6.2005).


Committee service

Standing: Library from 4.3.76 to 29.4.96; Appropriations and Staffing from 11.5.83 to 2.5.96; Regulations and Ordinances from 10.5.84 to 29.5.84.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Participating member, Community Affairs: Legislation Committee from 10.10.94 to 30.6.05 and References Committee from 8.5.96 to 21.5.96 and from 24.11.98 to 30.6.05; Participating member, Economics: Legislation Committee from 10.10.94 to 30.6.05 and References Committee from 24.11.98 to 30.6.05; Participating member, Employment, Education and Training: Legislation Committee from 10.10.94 to 9.11.98; Participating member, Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education: Legislation and References Committees from 7.12.98 to 11.2.02; Participating member, Employment, Workplace Relations and Education: Legislation and References Committees from 11.3.02 to 30.6.05; Participating member, Environment, Recreation, Communications and the Arts: Legislation Committee from 10.10.94 to 9.11.98; Participating member, Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts: Legislation and References Committees from 24.11.98 to 30.6.05; Participating member, Finance and Public Administration: Legislation Committee from 10.10.94 to 30.6.05 and References Committee from 17.11.94 to 29.4.96 and from 24.11.98 to 30.6.05; Participating member, Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation Committee from 10.10.94 to 30.6.05 and References Committee from 18.9.95 to 30.6.05; Participating member, Legal and Constitutional: Legislation Committee from 10.10.94 to 30.6.05 and References Committee from 24.11.98 to 30.6.05; Participating member, Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: Legislation Committee from 10.10.94 to 30.6.05 and References Committee from 24.11.98 to 30.6.05.

Senate Select: Operations of the Mount Lyell Company from 11.11.76 to 3.12.76; Industrial Relations Legislation from 18.5.82 to 26.10.82; Video Material from 18.10.84 to 28.3.85; Human Embryo Experimentation Bill 1985 from 17.10.85 to 8.10.86; Community Standards Relevant to the Supply of Services Utilising Electronic Technologies from 21.6.91 to 23.6.92 and from 12.5.93 to 26.6.97; Information Technologies from 1.9.97 to 9.11.98 and from 30.3.99 to 7.12.00; Participating member, New Tax System from 2.12.98 to 30.4.99.

Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 21.10.87 to 16.6.92; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 18.5.93 (Member, Human Rights Sub-Committee from May 1993) to 30.6.05.

Joint Select: Electoral Reform from 28.2.85 to 5.6.87; Video Material from 20.3.85 to 28.4.88.


Conferences, delegations and visits

Parliamentary Adviser to the Australian Delegation at the 32nd Session of the UN General Assembly, New York, September- December 1977.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Pakistan and India, July-August 1981.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to the South Pacific, July-August 1983.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to the European Parliamentary Institutions, Strasbourg, September-October 1985.

Delegate, 34th CPA Conference, Canberra, September 1988.

Member, 82nd IPU Conference, London, September 1989.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to the European Parliamentary Institutions and Ireland, August-September 1991.

Attended UN World Conference on Human Rights, Vienna, June 1993.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to OECD (Paris), Kenya, Ethiopia and Eritrea, June-July 1996.

Study tour, Italy, October-November 2000.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to USA, September 2001.

Attended UN General Assembly Special Session on Children, New York, May 2002.


Other positions

Member Parliamentary Pro-Life Group.

Member, Amnesty International Parliamentary Group.

Member, Parliamentary Christian Fellowship.


Personal

Born 9.1.1935, Quorn, SA.

Married.


Qualifications and occupation before entering federal Parliament

Casual work with Commonwealth Railways and Postal Service.

Union official.

Secretary-General, Tasmanian Trades and Labour Council 1964-76.

Member, ACTU Executive from 1964-76.

Former Member, ALP Federal Executive.

Represented ACTU at ILO Conference on role of Co-operatives on Economic and Social Development of Developing Countries 1965.

Represented ACTU at ICFTU World Conference, Amsterdam, 1965; Asian Regional Conference, Kuala Lumpur, 1973; Conference on Asian Labour Laws, Kuala Lumpur, 1975; Trade Unions and Co-operatives, Thailand, 1975.

Former representative for the ACTU on the Government's Advisory Council on Social Security and Welfare 1973-74.


Military service

National Service and CMF.