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O'CHEE, William GeorgeBiography for O'CHEE, William George

Senator for Queensland

National Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Chosen by the Parliament of Queensland on 8.5.1990 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice J Stone (resigned). Elected to the Senate for Queensland 1993. Defeated at general elections 1998.

Parliamentary Positions

Temporary Chair of Committees from 5.5.1993 to 18.8.1993.

Committee Service

Senate Standing: Regulations and Ordinances from 11.5.1990 to 30.6.1999 (Chair from 26.5.1996 to 30.6.1999); Selection of Bills from 18.8.1993 to 30.6.1999.

Senate Select: New Tax System from 26.11.1998 to 30.4.1999.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 11.5.1990 to 1.7.1993; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 14.7.1993 to 10.10.1994; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation from 10.10.1994 to 12.5.1999; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: References from 10.10.1994 to 9.11.1998; Environment, Recreation, Communications and the Arts: References from 19.6.1996 to 9.11.1998.

Senate Estimates: A from 24.8.1990 to 10.10.1994.

Joint Standing: Treaties from 31.5.1996 to 30.6.1999.

Conferences, Delegations and Visits

Member, 86th IPU Conference, Santiago, Chile, October 1991.

Official visit to Venezuela, October 1991.

Member, Official Australian Observer Mission to the Indonesian Elections, June 1999.

Parliamentary Party Positions

National Party Whip in the Senate from 1.7.1993 to 30.6.1999.

Party Positions

Member of the Young Nationals South East Zone Executive (Qld.).

Member of the National Party Industry, Commerce and Economics Policy Committee (Qld.).


Born 19.6.1965, Brisbane, Australia


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

BA(Hons) (University of Oxford).

Investment banker.