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DAY, Robert (Bob) John, AOBiography for DAY, Robert (Bob) John, AO

Senator for South Australia

Family First

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the Senate for South Australia 2013. Re-elected 2016. Resigned 1.11.2016. (disqualified 5.4.2017 under section 44 (v) of the Constitution; ruled ineligible from 26.2.2016).

Committee Service

Senate Select: Wind Turbines from 27.11.2014 to 3.8.2015; Murray-Darling Basin Plan from 10.8.2015 to 9.5.2016.

Party Positions

Chairman of the Federal Family First Party from 2008.


Born 5.7.1952, Manchester, England


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

Certificate in Science Technician.

Science technician from 1969 to 1975.

Plumber from 1975 to 1980.

Builder from 1980 to 2014.


Awarded Centenary Medal, 01.01.2001.

Appointed Officer of the Order of Australia, 26.01.2003.


Nationbuild: the quest for self-reliance, Connor Court, Ballan, Vic.: 2007.