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PATRICK, Rex LyallBiography for PATRICK, Rex Lyall

Senator for South Australia


Parliamentary Service

Chosen by the Parliament of South Australia on 14.11.2017 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice N Xenophon (resigned).

Committee Service

Senate Select: Future of Work and Workers from 12.2.2018 to 19.9.2018 (Deputy Chair from 20.2.2018 to 19.9.2018); Multi-Jurisdictional Management and Execution of the Murray Darling Basin Plan from 23.7.2019 to 30.9.2021 (Deputy Chair from 1.8.2019 to 30.9.2021); Australia as a Technology and Financial Centre (formerly Financial Technology and Regulatory Technology) from 19.9.2019 to 20.10.2021.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation from 15.11.2017 to 1.7.2019; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: References from 15.11.2017 to 1.7.2019; Economics: References from 7.12.2017 to 28.6.2018 (Substitute member from 7.12.2017 to 28.6.2018); Economics: Legislation from 2.7.2019; Economics: References from 2.7.2019.

Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 12.2.2018.


Born 8.5.1967, Whakatane, New Zealand


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

Associate Diploma in Electronic Systems.

Senior Adviser to Senator Nick Xenophon.

Company Director of Acoustic Force Pty. Ltd.

Business Development and Project Manager at Sonartech Atlas Pty. Ltd.

Submariner in the Royal Australian Navy.

Military Service

Royal Australian Navy.