PATERSON, James WilliamBiography for PATERSON, James William

Senator for Victoria

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Chosen by the Parliament of Victoria 9.3.2016 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice MJC Ronaldson (resigned) (term ended 9.5.2016). Elected 2016.

Committee Service

Senate Standing: Publications from 15.3.16 to 9.5.16.

Senate Select: Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures from 15.3.16 to 9.5.16; Red Tape from 24.11.16; Exposure Draft of the Marriage Amendment (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill from 1.12.16; Strengthening Multiculturalism from 1.12.16; Future of Public Interest Journalism from 11.5.17; Obesity Epidemic in Australia from 10.5.18.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Community Affairs Legislation and References Committees from 15.3.16 to 9.5.16; Education and Employment Legislation and References Committees from 1.9.16; Environment and Communications Legislation and References Committees from 15.3.16 to 9.5.16, 1.9.16 to 12.9.16, and from 28.11.16 (Chair Legislation from 16.6.17), substitute member Legislation from 22.11.16 to 25.11.16, 28.11.16 to 15.2.17 and on 16.6.17; Finance and Public Administration Legislation from 12.9.16 to 28.11.16 and from 15.2.17 (Chair from 12.9.16 to 28.11.16 and from 15.2.17); Finance and Public Administration References from 12.9.16 to 28.11.16 and from 15.2.17.

Joint Standing: National Disability Insurance Scheme from 15.3.16 to 9.5.16; Human Rights from 12.9.16; Migration from 12.9.16; National Capital and External Territories from 12.9.16; Parliamentary Library from 12.9.16 to 5.2.18.

Joint Statutory: Human Rights from 15.3.16 to 9.5.16.

Party Positions

Vice-President, Melbourne University Liberal Club 2008.

Vice-President, Australian Liberal Students' Federation 2008-2009.

President, Young Liberal Movement (Vic) 2009.


Born 21.11.1987, Melbourne, Australia.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

B. Commerce, BA (Melb).

Office of Senator M Fifield 2006-2010.

Victorian Employer's Chamber of Commerce and Industry 2010-11.

Institute of Public Affairs 2011-16.

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