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CHERRY, John CliffordBiography for CHERRY, John Clifford

Senator for (Qld)

Australian Democrats



Parliamentary Service

Chosen by the Parliament of Queensland on 31.7.2001 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice J Woodley (resigned). Defeated at general elections 2004.


Parliamentary Positions

Temporary Chair of Committees from 17.10.02 to 30.6.05


Committee Service

Senate Select: Superannuation from 20.8.2002 to 10.9.2003.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: Legislation from 9.8.2001 to 30.6.2005; Economics: Legislation from 13.3.2002 to 30.6.2005 (Participating member from 13.3.2002 to 30.6.2005); Economics: References from 13.3.2002 to 30.6.2005 (Participating member from 13.3.2002 to 30.6.2005); Employment, Workplace Relations and Education: Legislation from 13.3.2002 to 30.6.2005 (Participating member from 13.3.2002 to 30.6.2005); Employment, Workplace Relations and Education: References from 13.3.2002 to 30.6.2005 (Participating member from 13.3.2002 to 30.6.2005); Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts: References from 27.3.2003 to 23.6.2005 (Chair from 28.3.2003 to 23.6.2005).


Parliamentary Party Positions

Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Employment and Employment Services; Family and Community Services (including Child Care and Child Support); Regional Development and Services; Rural Affairs; Trade from 9.8.2001 to 1.7.2002.

Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Communications and Broadcasting (excluding Telecommunications); Employment and Employment Services; Family and Community Services (excluding Child Care and Child Support); Regional Development; Rural Affairs; Social Security and Income Support; Superannuation from 1.7.2002 to 21.8.2002.

Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Communications and Broadcasting; Employment and Employment Services; Family and Community Services (including Child Care and Child Support); Regional Development; Rural Affairs; Social Security and Income Support; Superannuation from 21.8.2002 to 24.10.2002.

Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Agriculture; Broadcasting and Communications; Charities; Employment and Employment Services; Regional Development and Services; Superannuation from 24.10.2002 to 14.3.2005.

Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Employment and Employment Services; Family and Community Services (including Child Care and Child Support); Regional Development and Services; Rural Affairs; Trade; Housing from 2.4.2004 to 14.3.2005.

Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Broadcasting and Communications; Charities; Employment and Employment Services; Housing; Regional Development and Services; Superannuation from 14.3.2005 to 30.6.2005.


Party Positions

Member, Leader's Campaign Strategy Group 1994-2001

Queensland Senate candidate 1998

National Executive Member, Australian Democrats 1999-2001

Deputy President, Australian Democrats (Qld) 1999-2000

Deputy National President, Australian Democrats 1999-2000


Personal

Born 22.5.1965, Kilcoy, Australia

Partner


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

B.Ec (Qld)

LL.B (Qld)

M.Pub.Admin (Qld)

Projects Officer, Armed Forces Federation 1987

Journalist, Townsville Bulletin 1987-88

Industrial Officer, State Public Services Federation 1988-93

Senior Adviser (Economic Policy) to the Leader of the Australian Democrats 1993-2001