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TROOD, Russell BrunellBiography for TROOD, Russell Brunell

Senator for Queensland

Liberal Party of Australia



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the Senate for Queensland 2004. Defeated at general elections 2010.


Parliamentary Appointments

Member of the National Library of Australia Council from 13.6.2007 to 30.6.2011.


Parliamentary Positions

Temporary Chair of Committees from 26.6.2008 to 30.6.2011.


Committee Service

Senate Select: Reform of the Australian Federation from 11.5.2010 to 30.6.2011.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 11.9.2006 to 14.5.2009 (Deputy Chair from 2008 to 14.5.2009); Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 11.9.2006 to 14.5.2009; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: References from 14.5.2009 to 30.6.2011; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation from 14.5.2009 to 30.6.2011; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: References from 14.5.2009 to 30.6.2011.

Joint Statutory: Intelligence and Security from 25.6.2009 to 30.6.2011.

Joint Standing: Treaties from 1.7.2005 to 20.6.2007; Parliamentary Library from 1.7.2005 to 30.6.2011 (Chair from 21.6.2006 to 30.6.2011); Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 23.3.2007 to 30.6.2011.


Conferences, Delegations and Visits

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Japan, June 2006.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ghana and Ethiopia, April 2011.


Party Positions

Chair of the Liberal Party Sherwood Branch from 1997 to 1999.

Chair of the Liberal Party Foreign Affairs and Trade Committee from 1997 to 1998.

Member of the Liberal Party State Executive (Qld.) from 1999 to 2003.

Vice Chair of the Liberal Party Development Committee from 1999 to 2002.

Member of the Liberal Party Central Campaign Committee, 2003.


Other Positions

President of the Canadian Institute of International Affairs (Halifax, Nova Scotia Branch) from 1982 to 1983.

President of the Australian Institute of International Affairs (Qld. Branch) from 1994 to 1995.

Member of the Australian Institute of International Affairs National Executive from 1994 to 1995.

Member of the Australian Institute of International Affairs Research Committee from 1995 to 1997.

Member of the Australian Committee to the Committee for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific from 1996.

Member of the Australian Committee to the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council from 1997 to 1999.

Member of the Australia Indonesia Institute Board from 1997 to 2001.

Member of the Foreign Affairs Council from 1997 to 2001.

Member of the Australian Journal of International Affairs Editorial Board from 1997 to 2002.


Personal

Born 5.12.1948, Melbourne, Australia

Died 10.1.2017

Married


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

PhD (Dalhousie University).

MSc(Econ) (University of Wales).

LLB (University of Sydney).

Commercial trainee at QANTAS, 1966.

Solicitor, 1972.

Research officer for the Liberal Party (UK), 1973.

Solicitor from 1974 to 1975.

Lecturer at the Australian National University from 1983 to 1988.

Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at Griffith University from 1989 to 1996.

Director of the Centre for the Study of Australia-Asia Relations at Griffith University from 1990 to 2001.

Associate Professor of International Relations at Griffith University from 1997 to 2004.

Visiting Fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy, 2005.


Publications

The Indian Ocean: perspectives on a strategic arena (joint ed. with WL Dowdy), Duke University Press, Durham, NC: 1985.

The future Pacific economic order: Australia's role (ed.), Australian Institute of International Affairs, Brisbane: 1993.

The Asia-Australia Survey (joint ed.) 1994, Macmillan, Melbourne: 1994.

The Asia-Australia Survey (joint ed.) 1995-96, Macmillan, Melbourne: 1996.

The Asia-Australia Survey (joint ed.) 1996-97, Macmillan, Melbourne: 1997.

Bilateralism in a multilateral era: the future of the San Francisco alliance system in the Asia-Pacific (joint ed. with William T Tow and T Hoshino), Japan Institute of International Affairs and the Centre for the Study of Australian-Asian Relations, Canberra: 1997.

Strategic cultures in the Asia-Pacific (joint ed. with K Booth), Macmillan, London: 1999.

Powershift: challenges for Australia in Northeast Asia (co-author with William T Tow), Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Barton, ACT: 2004.

The emerging global order: Australian foreign policy in the 21st century, Longueville Media, Double Bay, NSW: 2008.


Military Service

Citizen Military Forces: Officer Cadet Training Unit 1966-67.