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BOYCE, Suzanne (Sue) KayBiography for BOYCE, Suzanne (Sue) Kay

Senator for Queensland

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Chosen by the Parliament of Queensland on 19.4.2007 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice the Hon. S Santoro (resigned). Elected to the Senate for Queensland 2007. Retired with the expiration of term 2014.

Parliamentary Positions

Temporary Chair of Committees from 2.2.2010 to 30.6.2014.

Committee Service

Senate Select: State Government Financial Management from 1.7.2008 to 18.9.2008.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Finance and Public Administration from 9.5.2007 to 20.6.2007; Community Affairs from 9.5.2007 to 14.5.2009; Education, Employment and Workplace Relations from 12.2.2008 to 30.6.2008; Community Affairs: Legislation from 14.5.2009 to 1.7.2011; Community Affairs: References from 14.5.2009 to 30.6.2014; Education, Employment and Workplace Relations: References from 24.11.2010 to 30.6.2014; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation from 1.7.2011 to 30.6.2014; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: References from 1.7.2011 to 11.11.2013; Community Affairs: Legislation from 13.11.2013 to 30.6.2014.

Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services from 14.2.2008 to 19.7.2010; Public Accounts and Audit from 26.8.2008 to 11.2.2009; Law Enforcement (formerly National Crime Authority from 15.6.1984 to 1.1.2003 and Australian Crime Commission from 1.1.2003 to 24.11.2010) from 11.2.2009 to 25.10.2010; Corporations and Financial Services from 25.10.2010 to 5.8.2013; Public Works from 5.12.2013 to 3.3.2014; Public Works from 14.5.2014 to 30.6.2014.

Joint Standing: Migration from 22.6.2009 to 1.7.2011.

Joint Select: Northern Australia from 5.12.2013 to 30.6.2014.

Conferences, Delegations and Visits

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to New Zealand, April 2008.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Switzerland, Germany and Austria, October 2011.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Uganda, Kazakhstan and Hungary, March-April 2012.

Party Positions

Member of the Liberal Party Grange Branch from 2001.

President of the Liberal Women's State Council (Qld.) from 2005 to 2007.


Born 15.3.1951, Brisbane, Australia

Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

FAICD (Australian Institute of Company Directors).

MBus (Queensland University of Technology).

BA(Hons) (Monash University).

Journalist and public relations practitioner from 1969 to 1994.

Company director from 1992.

Sales and marketing manager and director from 1994 to 1999.