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PATERSON, James WilliamBiography for PATERSON, James William

Senator for Victoria

Liberal Party of Australia



Parliamentary Service

Chosen by the Parliament of Victoria on 9.3.2016 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice the Hon. M Ronaldson (resigned). Elected to the Senate for Victoria 2016. Re-elected 2019.


Committee Service

Senate Standing: Publications from 15.3.2016 to 9.5.2016.

Senate Select: Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures (formerly Abbott Government's Budget Cuts) from 15.3.2016 to 9.5.2016; Red Tape from 24.11.2016 to 3.12.2018; Exposure Draft of the Marriage Amendment (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill from 1.12.2016 to 15.2.2017; Strengthening Multiculturalism from 1.12.2016 to 17.8.2017; Future of Public Interest Journalism from 11.5.2017 to 5.2.2018; Obesity Epidemic in Australia from 10.5.2018 to 5.12.2018; Fair Dinkum Power from 5.12.2018 to 28.6.2019; COVID-19 from 8.4.2020 (Deputy Chair from 9.4.2020).

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Community Affairs: References from 15.3.2016 to 9.5.2016; Environment and Communications: Legislation from 15.3.2016 to 9.5.2016; Environment and Communications: References from 15.3.2016 to 9.5.2016; Community Affairs: Legislation from 15.3.2016 to 9.5.2016; Education and Employment: Legislation from 1.9.2016 to 1.7.2019; Environment and Communications: Legislation from 1.9.2016 to 12.9.2016; Education and Employment: References from 1.9.2016 to 1.7.2019; Environment and Communications: References from 1.9.2016 to 12.9.2016; Finance and Public Administration: Legislation from 12.9.2016 to 28.11.2016 (Chair from 12.9.2016 to 28.11.2016); Finance and Public Administration: References from 12.9.2016 to 28.11.2016; Environment and Communications: Legislation from 22.11.2016 to 25.11.2016 (Substitute member from 22.11.2016 to 25.11.2016); Environment and Communications: Legislation from 28.11.2016 to 15.2.2017 (Substitute member from 28.11.2016 to 15.2.2017); Environment and Communications: Legislation from 28.11.2016 to 1.7.2019 (Chair from 16.6.2017 to 1.7.2019); Environment and Communications: References from 28.11.2016 to 1.7.2019; Finance and Public Administration: Legislation from 15.2.2017 (Chair from 15.2.2017); Finance and Public Administration: References from 15.2.2017 (Deputy Chair from 4.7.2019); Environment and Communications: Legislation from 16.6.2017 to 16.6.2017; Economics: Legislation from 19.10.2020 to 2.11.2020 (Substitute member from 19.10.2020 to 2.11.2020).

Joint Statutory: Human Rights from 15.3.2016 to 9.5.2016; Human Rights from 12.9.2016 to 1.7.2019; Corporations and Financial Services from 2.7.2019 to 13.5.2021 (Chair from 25.7.2020 to 16.2.2021); Intelligence and Security from 3.2.2021 (Chair from 4.2.2021).

Joint Standing: National Disability Insurance Scheme from 15.3.2016 to 9.5.2016; Migration from 12.9.2016 to 1.7.2019; National Capital and External Territories from 12.9.2016 to 1.7.2019; Parliamentary Library from 12.9.2016 to 5.2.2018; Parliamentary Library from 22.7.2019.


Party Positions

Vice-President of the Liberal Club (University of Melbourne), 2008.

Vice-President, Australian Liberal Students' Federation from 2008 to 2009.

President of the Young Liberal Movement (Vic.), 2009.


Personal

Born 21.11.1987, Melbourne, Australia

Married


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

BCom (University of Melbourne).

BA (University of Melbourne).

Employed in the office of Senator M Fifield from 2006 to 2010.

Employed in the Employer's Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Vic.) from 2010 to 2011.

Employed at the Institute of Public Affairs from 2011 to 2016.