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BERNARDI, CoryBiography for BERNARDI, Cory

Senator for South Australia

Independent



Parliamentary Service

Chosen by the Parliament of South Australia on 4.5.2006 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice Hon. R Hill (resigned). Elected to the Senate for South Australia 2007. Re-elected 2013 and 2016. Resigned 20.1.2020.


Parliamentary Positions

Temporary Chair of Committees from 11.3.2009 to 2.2.2010.

Temporary Chair of Committees from 10.10.2012 to 2.5.2016.


Committee Service

Senate Standing: Publications from 12.3.2008 to 15.6.2015; Senators' Interests from 27.10.2010 to 9.5.2016; Scrutiny of Bills from 13.11.2013 to 9.5.2016; Scrutiny of Bills from 1.9.2016 to 12.9.2016; Senators' Interests from 1.9.2016 to 12.9.2016; Senators' Interests from 28.11.2016 to 15.2.2017; Scrutiny of Bills from 28.11.2016 to 15.2.2017.

Senate Select: Men's Health from 13.11.2008 to 29.5.2009; Abbott Government's Commission of Audit from 12.12.2013 to 11.2.2014; National Broadband Network from 1.7.2014 to 3.3.2015; Recent Allegations relating to Conditions and Circumstances at the Regional Processing Centre in Nauru from 26.3.2015 to 31.8.2015.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Economics from 11.9.2006 to 11.2.2008; Finance and Public Administration from 23.10.2006 to 22.12.2006; Finance and Public Administration from 10.3.2009 to 14.5.2009; Finance and Public Administration: Legislation from 14.5.2009 to 2.2.2010; Finance and Public Administration: References from 14.5.2009 to 2.2.2010; Finance and Public Administration: References from 30.9.2010 to 27.10.2010; Finance and Public Administration: Legislation from 30.9.2010 to 27.10.2010; Finance and Public Administration: Legislation from 13.11.2013 to 9.5.2016 (Chair from 14.11.2013 to 9.5.2016); Finance and Public Administration: References from 13.11.2013 to 9.5.2016; Finance and Public Administration: References from 1.9.2016 to 12.9.2016; Finance and Public Administration: Legislation from 1.9.2016 to 12.9.2016 (Chair from 1.9.2016 to 12.9.2016); Finance and Public Administration: Legislation from 28.11.2016 to 15.2.2017 (Chair from 28.11.2016 to 15.2.2017); Finance and Public Administration: References from 28.11.2016 to 15.2.2017.

Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services from 28.2.2007 to 11.2.2008; Public Accounts and Audit from 13.11.2013 to 9.5.2016; Public Accounts and Audit from 28.11.2016 to 15.2.2017.

Joint Select: Australia's Immigration Detention Network from 22.6.2011 to 30.3.2012; Government Procurement from 1.12.2016 to 15.2.2017.


Parliamentary Party Positions

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Families and Community Services from 6.12.2007 to 22.9.2008.

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities, Carers and the Voluntary Sector from 22.9.2008 to 20.2.2009.

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition from 8.12.2009 to 19.9.2012.

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Population Policy from 8.12.2009 to 14.9.2010.

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Supporting Families from 14.9.2010 to 19.9.2012.


Party Positions

Member of Liberal Party Federal and State Campaign Committees from 1998 to 2000.

Vice-President of the Liberal Party State Branch (SA), 1997.

Member of the Liberal Party State Executive (SA) from 1997 to 2003.

Member of the Liberal Party State Finance Committee (SA) from 1997 to 2000.

President of the Liberal Party State Branch (SA) from 1998 to 2000.

Member of the Liberal Party Federal Executive from 1998 to 2000.

Member of the Liberal Party Appeals Tribunal (SA) from 2004 to 2006.

Member of the Liberal Party Multicultural Committee (SA) from 2004 to 2008.

Vice-President of the Federal Liberal Party from 2005 to 2006.

Member of the Liberal Party Federal Executive from 2005 to 2006.


Other Positions

Member of the Australian Rowing Team.

Member of the Australian Sports Commission Board.

Chair of the Australian Sports Foundation Ltd.

Chair of the National Review of Disability Sport.


Personal

Born 6.11.1969, Adelaide, Australia

Married


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

DipFS (Financial Planning Association).

GradCertBusMgt (Heriot-Watt University).

Self-employed hotelier 1992-96.

Investment adviser and fund manager 1996-2006.


Publications

The money tree: securing your child's financial success, Self-published 2007.

Fit for life!, Self-published 2008.

As I see it: thoughts of a conservative, Self-published 2009.

No left turn: more thoughts of a conservative, Self-published 2011.

On the right track, Self-published 2012.

The conservative revolution, Connor Court Publishing Ballarat, Vic: 2013.