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O'SULLIVAN, Barry JamesBiography for O'SULLIVAN, Barry James

Senator for Queensland

The Nationals



Parliamentary Service

Chosen by the Parliament of Queensland on 11.2.2014 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice the Hon. B Joyce (resigned). Elected to the Senate for Queensland 2016. Retired at the expiration of term 2019.


Committee Service

Joint Standing: National Disability Insurance Scheme served from 3.3.2014 to 1.7.2014; Electoral Matters served from 4.2.2016 to 9.5.2016; Electoral Matters served from 12.9.2016 to 30.6.2019

Joint Statutory: Public Works served from 3.3.2014 to 1.7.2014; Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity served from 1.7.2014 to 10.9.2015; Law Enforcement served from 1.7.2014 to 10.9.2015; Law Enforcement served from 4.2.2016 to 9.5.2016; Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity served from 4.2.2016 to 9.5.2016; Human Rights served from 23.2.2016 to 15.3.2016; Law Enforcement served from 12.9.2016 to 16.8.2017; Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity served from 12.9.2016 to 11.4.2019; Law Enforcement served from 16.8.2017 to 3.10.2017; Law Enforcement served from 3.10.2017 to 17.10.2017; Law Enforcement served from 5.2.2018 to 12.2.2018

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: Legislation served from 3.3.2014 to 1.7.2014; Education and Employment: Legislation served from 1.7.2014 to 3.3.2015; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation served from 1.7.2014 to 10.9.2015; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation served from 4.2.2016 to 9.5.2016; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: Legislation served as Chair from 1.9.2016 to 30.6.2019; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: References served from 1.9.2016 to 30.6.2019

Senate Select: School Funding served from 3.3.2014 to 18.3.2014; Murray-Darling Basin Plan served from 23.2.2016 to 17.3.2016; National Integrity Commission served from 15.2.2017 to 13.9.2017; Political Influence of Donations served from 11.9.2017 to 6.6.2018

Senate Standing: Publications served from 1.7.2014 to 16.7.2014; Selection of Bills served from 1.7.2014 to 10.9.2015; Publications served as Chair from 17.7.2014 to 9.9.2015; Publications served from 10.9.2015 to 10.9.2015; Selection of Bills served from 24.2.2016 to 9.5.2016; Senators' Interests served from 15.2.2017 to 30.6.2019


Parliamentary Party Positions

Nationals Whip in the Senate from 1.7.2014 to 10.9.2015.

Nationals Whip in the Senate from 24.2.2016 to 9.5.2016.


Party Positions

Chair of the Nationals Rockhampton Branch.

Chair of the Nationals Rockhampton State Electorate Council.

Director of the Nationals Rockhampton Campaign Committee.

Member of the Liberal National Party Candidate Review Committee from 2008 to 2013.

Treasurer of the Liberal National Party State Branch (Qld.) from 2009 to 2013.

Chair of the Liberal National Party Candidate Review Committee from 2010 to 2013.


Personal

Born 24.3.1957, Gogango, Australia


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

Police officer from 1976 to 1991.

Grazier from 1979.

Managing Director of Jilbridge Pty. Ltd. and NewLands Group Holdings Pty. Ltd. from 1991 to 2013.