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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 (term began 1.7.2014) and 2016.

Committee Service

Joint Statutory: Law Enforcement from 25.11.14 to 9.5.16.

Senate Select: Wind Turbines from 27.11.14 to 3.10.15; Murray-Darling Basin Plan from 10.8.15 to 9.5.16 (Chair from 8.9.15 to 9.5.16); Red Tape Committee from 9.11.16 (Chair from 9.11.16).

Party Positions

Registered officer, Liberal Democratic Party from 2007.

Treasurer, Liberal Democratic Party, 2007-14.


Born 1.4.1952, Nhill, Vic.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

BVSc (Melb), LLB, MBA (Macq.).

Veterinary practitioner 1974-80.

Marketing manager 1980-88.

Industry development manager 1988-89.

Company director and agribusiness consultant 1989-2014.

Military Service

Army Reserve 1982-83.