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Biography for PANIZZA, John Horace

Senator for Western Australia 1987-97

Liberal Party of Australia



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the Senate for Western Australia 1987 (term deemed to have begun 1.7.87), 1990 and 1996. Died 31.1.97.


Committee Service

Senate Standing: Publications from 9.10.87 to 17.9.90; Selection of Bills from 12.5.93 (Chair from 2.5.96) to 31.1.97; Senators' Interests from 24.3.94 to 29.4.96; House from 2.5.96 to 31.1.97; Privileges from 2.5.96 to 31.1.97.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Environment, Recreation and the Arts from 7.10.87 to 11.9.90; Transport, Communications and Infrastructure from 11.9.90 to 18.5.93; Industry, Science, Technology, Transport, Communications and Infrastructure from 24.2.94 to 10.10.94; Full member, Economics: References Committee from 10.10.94 to 31.1.97; Participating member, Economics: Legislation Committee from 11.10.94 to 29.4.96; Participating member, Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: Legislation Committee from 11.10.94 to 29.4.96; Participating member, Environment, Recreation and the Arts: Legislation Committee from 17.10.94 to 29.4.96; Participating member, Finance and Public Administration: Legislation Committee from 17.10.94 to 29.4.96; Participating member, Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: Legislation Committee from 7.11.94 to 29.4.96.

Senate Select: Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals in Australia from 3.11.88 to 31.7.90.

Senate Estimates: B from 24.9.87 to 8.5.90; E from 9.5.90 to 21.2.91; F from 21.2.91 to 6.5.93; A on 7.9.93 and from 9.2.94 to 10.10.94.

Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 31.5.96 to 31.1.97.


Conferences, Delegations and Visits

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland, July-August 1991.


Parliamentary Party Positions

Deputy Opposition Whip in the Senate from 4.5.93 to 9.5.95.

Opposition Whip in the Senate from 9.5.95 to 11.3.96.

Government Whip in the Senate from 11.3.96 to 31.1.97.


Party Positions

Delegate, State Conference, Liberal Party (WA).

Parliamentary Delegate to State Council 1990.


Personal

Born 24.3.31 at Southern Cross, WA.

Married.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

Farmer and property developer.

Company Director.

Justice of the Peace.


Local Government Service

Councillor, Yilgarn Shire Council 1975-87.

Shire President, Yilgarn Shire Council 1982-87.