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LEYONHJELM, David EanBiography for LEYONHJELM, David Ean

Senator for New South Wales

Liberal Democratic Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the Senate for New South Wales 2013. Re-elected 2016. Resigned 1.3.2019 to contest election to the Legislative Council, New South Wales (defeated).

Parties Represented

Liberal Democratic Party. Served: 01.07.2014 to 01.03.2019

Parliamentary Party Positions
Committee Service

Joint Statutory: Law Enforcement served from 25.11.2014 to 9.5.2016

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Economics: References served as Substitute member from 25.6.2015 to 9.5.2016

Senate Select: Wind Turbines served from 27.11.2014 to 3.8.2015; Murray-Darling Basin Plan served from 10.8.2015 to 12.8.2015; Murray-Darling Basin Plan served as Chair from 13.8.2015 to 17.3.2016; Red Tape served as Chair from 9.11.2016 to 3.12.2018

Party Positions

Officeholder of the Liberal Democratic Party from 2007.

Treasurer of the Liberal Democratic Party from 2007 to 2014.

Qualifications and Occupations

BVSc (University of Melbourne).

MBA (Macquarie University).

LLB (Macquarie University).

Veterinary practitioner from 1974 to 1980.

Marketing manager from 1980 to 1988.

Industry development manager from 1988 to 1989.

Company director and agribusiness consultant from 1989 to 2014.


Freedom's salesman: collected articles and speeches by Australia's senator for liberty, Wilkinson Publishing, Melbourne: 2017.

Gun control: what Australia did, how other countries do it and is any of it sensible?, Connor Court Publishing, Redland Bay, Qld: 2020.

Military Service

Army Reserve 1982-83.


Born: 1.4.1952, Nhill, Australia

Gender: Male

Marital Status: Married