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CAMPBELL, the Hon. Ian GordonBiography for CAMPBELL, the Hon. Ian Gordon

Senator for Western Australia

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Chosen by the Parliament of Western Australia on 16.5.1990 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice the Hon. F Chaney (resigned). Elected to the Senate for Western Australia 1993. Re-elected 1998 and 2004. Resigned 31.5.2007.

Ministerial Appointments

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment from 11.3.1996 to 11.11.1996.

Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer from 11.11.1996 to 21.10.1998.

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts from 21.10.1998 to 26.11.2001.

Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer from 26.11.2001 to 7.10.2003.

Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads from 7.10.2003 to 18.7.2004.

Minister for the Environment and Heritage from 18.7.2004 to 30.1.2007.

Cabinet Minister from 18.7.2004 to 9.3.2007.

Minister for Human Services from 30.1.2007 to 9.3.2007.

Committee Service

Senate Standing: Scrutiny of Bills from 8.5.1996 to 29.10.1996; Selection of Bills from 14.10.1996 to 15.11.2004; Procedure from 30.11.2000 to 1.7.2002; Procedure from 25.3.2003 to 15.11.2004; Publications from 23.3.2007 to 31.5.2007.

Senate Select: Land Fund Bill from 30.11.1994 to 9.2.1995 (Chair from 30.11.1994 to 9.2.1995); Certain Land Fund Matters from 19.9.1995 to 30.11.1995 (Chair from 19.9.1995 to 30.11.1995).

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Environment, Recreation and the Arts from 11.9.1990 to 18.8.1993; Finance and Public Administration from 17.9.1990 to 10.10.1994; Finance and Public Administration: References from 10.10.1994 to 29.4.1996; Employment, Education and Training: Legislation from 8.5.1996 to 30.6.1996.

Senate Estimates: E from 21.2.1991 to 5.3.1992; A from 5.3.1992 to 6.5.1993; E from 8.2.1994 to 10.10.1994.

Joint Statutory: Corporations and Securities from 6.3.1991 to 4.5.1994; Native Title from 25.3.1994 to 29.3.1995; Native Title and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Fund from 29.3.1995 to 29.1.1996.

Conferences, Delegations and Visits

Member, Coalition Parliamentary Delegation to Taiwan, July 1992.

Exchange Program, France, September-October 1992.

Attended Commission on Sustainable Development, New York, April-May 1996.

Official visits to USA, April 2002.

Official visits to USA, April 2003.

Official visits to Marshall Islands, June 2003.

Official visits to New Zealand, November 2004.

Official visits to Argentina, December 2004.

Official visits to UK, March 2005.

Official visits to Switzerland, France, Denmark, Ireland, UK and Sweden, May-June 2005.

Official visits to Solomon Islands, Kiribati and Tonga, June 2005.

Official visits to Republic of Korea, June 2005.

Official visits to Indonesia, September 2005.

Official visits to Canada, September 2005.

Official visits to UK, October-November 2005.

Attended Commission on Sustainable Development, New York, April 2005.

Official visits to Canada, December 2005.

Official visits to USA, May 2006.

Official visits to Kiribati, Marshall Islands and Vanuatu, May-June 2006.

Official visits to St Kitts and Nevis, June 2006.

Official visits to Switzerland, September 2006.

Official visits to China, October 2006.

Official visits to Kenya, November 2006.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Manager of Government Business in the Senate from 6.11.1996 to 17.11.2004.

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition from 17.1.1994 to 26.5.1994.

Shadow Minister for Sport, Recreation and Youth Affairs from 26.5.1994 to 11.3.1996.

Party Positions

State President of the Young Liberal Movement (WA) from 1982 to 1983.

Delegate to the Liberal Party Federal Council from 1982 to 1986.

Member of the Joint Standing Committee on Liberal Party Federal Policy from 1983 to 1986.

Chair of the Liberal Party Joint Policy Committee (WA) from 1983 to 1986.

President of the Liberal Party Stirling Division from 1989 to 1990.


Born 22.5.1959, Perth, Australia


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

Commercial and industrial property consultant.

Company director.