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SMALL, Benjamin (Ben) JohnBiography for SMALL, Benjamin (Ben) John

Senator for Western Australia

Liberal Party of Australia



Parliamentary Service

Chosen by the Parliament of Western Australia on 25.11.2020 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice the Hon. M Cormann (resigned). Resigned 15.4.2022. Chosen by the Parliament of Western Australia on 18.5.2022 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice B Small (resigned).


Committee Service

Senate Select: Job Security from 10.12.2020 to 30.3.2022.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Education and Employment: Legislation from 13.5.2021 to 15.4.2022; Education and Employment: References from 13.5.2021 to 15.4.2022.

Joint Statutory: Human Rights from 13.5.2021 to 15.4.2022; Public Works from 13.5.2021 to 15.4.2022.

Joint Standing: Migration from 13.5.2021 to 15.4.2022.

Joint Select: Road Safety from 16.3.2021 to 25.3.2022.


Party Positions

Campaign Member and Booth Captain for the Liberal Party Bunbury Branch (WA).

Vice-President of the Liberal Party Bunbury Branch (WA) from 2013 to 2015.

Delegate (Forrest Division) to the Liberal Party State Council (WA) from 2014 to 2017. .

President of the Liberal Party Bunbury Branch (WA) from 2015 to 2017.

President of the Liberal Party Forrest Division (WA) from 2017 to 2020.


Personal

Born 11.6.1988, Perth, Australia

Single


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

(AdvDipAppSci(Nautical)) (University of Tasmania, Australian Maritime College).

(BAppSci(MarOps)) (University of Tasmania, Australian Maritime College).

(MBA(Innov&Ldshp)) (University of Canberra).

Deck Officer Cadet at BP Shipping Limited from 2006 to 2009.

Second Officer at Farstad Shipping from 2009 to 2013.

Chief Officer at Farstad Shipping from 2013 to 2016.

Operations Manager at Farstad Shipping from 2016 to 2017.

Marine Operations Superintendent at Woodside Energy Limited from 2017 to 2018.

Marine Operations Manager at Woodside Energy Limited from 2018 to 2020.

Marine Manager at Woodside Energy Limited, 2020.


Honours

Graduating TER 99.75 with citation to the BCGS Honour Board, General Merit & Citizenship with Bar Awards, 2005.

Awarded the Commonwealth Government's Australian Student's Certificate of Excellence for outstanding achievement, 2005.

Graduated as Dux of Class with citation to the UTas/AMC Roll of Excellence, 2009.

Awarded the Peter Muirhead Prize for Best Overall Performance, UTas/AMC, 2009.

Graduated as Dux of Class with citation to the UTas/AMC Roll of Excellence, 2012.

Awarded the Captain Thomas Swanson Prize for Highest Academic Achievement by an Undergraduate Degree Student, UTas/AMC, 2012.