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BERNARDI, CoryBiography for BERNARDI, Cory

Senator for (SA)

Australian Conservatives



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.


Parliamentary Positions

Temporary Chair of Committees from 11.3.09 to 2.2.10

Temporary Chair of Committees from 10.10.12 to 2.5.16


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 19.2.2009.

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary Assisting the Leader of the Opposition from 8.12.2009 to 18.9.2013.

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, Liberal Party Federal and State Campaign Committees 1998-2000

Vice-President, Liberal Party (SA) 1997

Member, State Executive, Liberal Party (SA) 1997-2003

Member, Liberal Party Finance Committee (SA) 1997-2000

President, Liberal Party (SA) 1998-2000

Member, Liberal Party Federal Executive 1998-2000

Member, Liberal Party Appeals Tribunal (SA) 2004-06

Member, Liberal Party Multicultural Committee (SA) 2004-08

Federal Vice-President, Liberal Party of Australia 2005-06

Member, Liberal Party Federal Executive 2005-06


Other Positions

Member, Australian Rowing Team

Board member, Australian Sports Commission

Chair, Australian Sports Foundation Ltd

Chair, National Review of Disability Sport


Personal

Born 6.11.1969, Adelaide, Australia.

Married


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

Dip.Financial Services (FPA)

Graduate Certificate in Business Management (Edinburgh)

Self-employed hotelier 1992-96

Investment adviser and fund manager 1996-2006


Publications

The money tree: securing your child's financial success, Self-published 1.1.2007

Fit for life!, Self-published 1.1.2008

As I see it: thoughts of a conservative, Self-published 1.1.2009

No left turn: more thoughts of a conservative, Self-published 1.1.2011

On the right track, Self-published 1.1.2012

The conservative revolution, Connor Court Publishing Ballarat, Vic: 1.1.2013