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MURRAY, Andrew James MarshallBiography for MURRAY, Andrew James Marshall

Senator for (WA)

Australian Democrats



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the Senate for Western Australia 1996. Re-elected 2001. Retired with the expiration of term 2008.


Parliamentary Positions

Temporary Chair of Committees from 9.8.05 to 30.6.08


Committee Service

Senate Standing: Scrutiny of Bills from 1.7.1996 to 30.6.2008; Appropriations and Staffing from 14.2.2008 to 30.6.2008.

Senate Select: Socio-Economic Consequences of the National Competition Policy from 8.7.1998 to 17.2.2000; New Tax System from 26.11.1998 to 30.4.1999.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Economics: Legislation from 1.7.1996 to 11.9.2006; Economics: References from 1.7.1996 to 30.9.1999; Finance and Public Administration: Legislation from 1.7.1996 to 11.9.2006; Finance and Public Administration: References from 1.7.1996 to 30.9.1999; Legal and Constitutional: Legislation from 3.3.1997 to 2.3.1998; Legal and Constitutional: References from 27.6.1997 to 2.3.1998; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: References from 23.6.2005 to 11.9.2006; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: References from 23.6.2005 to 7.11.2005; Finance and Public Administration: References from 23.6.2005 to 11.9.2006; Economics: References from 23.6.2005 to 11.9.2006; Economics from 11.9.2006 to 30.6.2008; Finance and Public Administration from 11.9.2006 to 30.6.2008.

Joint Statutory: Corporations and Securities from 1.7.1996 to 11.2.2002; Public Accounts and Audit from 1.1.1998 to 30.6.2008; Corporations and Financial Services from 14.2.2002 to 30.6.2008.

Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 6.2.1997 to 17.10.2007.

Joint Select: Retailing Sector from 10.12.1998 to 30.8.1999.


Conferences Delegations and Visits

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Switzerland, June 1999

Member, Official Australian Observer Mission to the Zimbabwe Elections, June 2000

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Ireland and China, July 2000

Member, Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing Committee on Community Affairs visit to UK and Canada, April 2001

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to France, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands, April-May 2004

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Denmark and Sweden, October 2005

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Malta and Spain, April 2007


Parliamentary Party Positions

Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Communications (excluding Broadcasting); Industry, Transport and Regional Development; Accountability; Small Business and Commerce; Tourism from 1.7.1996 to 25.2.1997.

Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Industrial Relations; Attorney-General and Justice; Accountability; Industry; Transport; Regional Development; Small Business; Tourism from 25.2.1997 to 20.10.1997

Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Accountability; Attorney-General and Justice (excluding Human Rights); Electoral Matters; Industrial Relations; Industry; Small Business; Treasury and Finance from 20.10.1997 to 12.12.1997.

Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Accountability; Finance and Taxation; Industrial Relations; Industry; Customs; Small Business; Electoral Matters from 12.12.1997 to 1.1.1999.

Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Accountability; Business and Corporate Affairs; Customs; Finance and Administration; Financial Services and Regulation; Industry; Small Business; Workplace Relations from 1.1.1999 to 1.7.1999.

Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Accountability; Business and Corporate Affairs; Customs; Small Business; Workplace Relations from 1.7.1999 to 14.2.2001.

Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Accountability; Business and Corporate Affairs; Customs; Finance and Administration; Small Business; Tax Reform; Workplace Relations from 14.2.2001 to 14.4.2001.

Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Accountability; Business and Corporate Affairs; Customs; Electoral Matters; Finance and Administration; Small Business; Taxation; Workplace Relations from 14.4.2001 to 1.7.2002.

Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Accountability; Business and Corporate Affairs; Customs; Electoral Matters; Finance and Administration; Small Business; Special Minister of State; Taxation; Workplace Relations from 1.7.2002 to 28.7.2002.

Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Accountability; Business and Corporate Affairs; Customs; Electoral Matters; Finance and Administration; Small Business; Special Minister of State; Taxation; Workplace Relations from 12.8.2002 to 24.10.2002.

Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Accountability; Customs; Electoral Matters and Public Administration; Public Service; Taxation, Finance and Corporate Affairs; Workplace Relations from 24.10.2002 to 1.7.2005.

Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Accountability; Electoral Matters; Taxation, Finance and Corporate Affairs; Workplace Relations from 1.7.2005 to 30.6.2008.


Party Positions

Member, Australian Democrats from 1994

Deputy Convener, Australian Democrats (WA) 1994-96

Campaign Manager, Australian Democrats (WA) 1995-98


Other Positions

Honorary Life Member, National Union of South African Students 1969

Honorary Life Member, Federated Hotel Liquor and Catering Association of South Africa 1977


Personal

Born 29.1.1947, Hove, England

Married


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

B.A(Hons)(Rhodes)

M.A (Oxon)

Rhodes Scholar 1971

Businessman 1973-96


Publications

A conspiracy of giants: the South African liquor industry (with M Fridjhon), Divaris Stein, South Africa: 1986

Leases, landlords and tenants, A Murray, West Perth, WA: 1997

'Using the Popular Vote to Decide National Questions', in Trusting the people: an elected President for an Australian republic, introduced by Andrew Murray, Design by Design Practitioners, Perth: 2001

Review of Operation Sunlight: Overhauling budgetary transparency [Report to the Government], A Murray, Canberra: 2008


Military Service

Territorial Member, Rhodesian Air Force 1969-77


Miscellaneous Information

Migrated to Australia 1989