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BISHOP, Thomas MarkBiography for BISHOP, Thomas Mark

Senator for (WA)

Australian Labor Party



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the Senate for Western Australia 1996. Re-elected 2001 and 2007. Retired 30.6.2014.


Parliamentary Positions

Temporary Chair of Committees from 12.2.08 to 30.6.14


Committee Service

Senate Standing: Publications from 24.11.1998 to 1.7.2002; Scrutiny of Bills from 14.2.2008 to 11.11.2013; Senators' Interests from 12.11.2013 to 30.6.2014.

Senate Select: Uranium Mining and Milling from 1.7.1996 to 15.5.1997; Information Technologies from 31.3.1999 to 7.12.2000.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Economics: References from 1.7.1996 to 11.9.2006; Finance and Public Administration: Legislation from 11.9.1996 to 9.10.1996; Finance and Public Administration: References from 17.10.1996 to 4.12.1996; Community Affairs: References from 13.5.1997 to 9.11.1998 (Chair from ); Economics: Legislation from 4.9.1997 to 9.11.1998; Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts: Legislation from 24.11.1998 to 11.2.2002; Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts: References from 24.11.1998 to 11.2.2002; Community Affairs: Legislation from 13.2.2002 to 1.7.2002; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: References from 1.7.2002 to 19.8.2002; Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts: References from 18.11.2004 to 1.7.2005; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: References from 6.10.2005 to 11.9.2006; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation from 6.10.2005 to 11.9.2006; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 11.9.2006 to 14.5.2009 (Chair from ); Economics from 12.2.2008 to 30.6.2008; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation from 14.5.2009 to 11.11.2013; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: References from 14.5.2009 to 11.11.2013; Economics: Legislation from 1.7.2011 to 11.11.2013; Economics: References from 1.7.2011 to 30.6.2014; Economics: Legislation from 11.2.2014 to 30.6.2014.

Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 10.5.2006 to 5.8.2013; Australian Crime Commission from 27.3.2007 to 11.2.2008; Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 29.3.2007 to 11.2.2008; Public Works from 14.2.2008 to 24.6.2009; Intelligence and Security from 1.7.2011 to 30.6.2014.

Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 1.7.2002 to 19.8.2002; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 14.2.2008 to 30.6.2014.


Conferences Delegations and Visits

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to the AIPO General Assembly, Nusa Dua, Bali, and bilateral visits to Thailand and Laos, September 1997

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to the 45th CPA Conference, Trinidad and Tobago, September 1999

Study tour, China and North Korea, April-May 2000

Study tour, USA, July 2000

Parliamentary Delegation to 60th Anniversary of the Fall of Singapore, February 2002

Parliamentary Delegation to 60th Anniversary of the Battle of the Kokoda Track, Papua New Guinea, August 2002

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Papua New Guinea, October-November 2002

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Cambodia, July 2003

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, September-October 2003

Official visits to UK, November 2003

Official visits to Turkey, April 2004

Official visits to Turkey, April 2005

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Republic of Korea and USA, September 2006

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Chile and Peru, November 2006

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to UK and Belgium, November 2009

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

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to UK, Spain, Germany and USA, April-May 2012

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Canada, May 2012


Parliamentary Party Positions

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary representing the Shadow Minister for Communications in the Senate from 20.10.1998 to 25.11.2001.

Member of the Opposition Shadow Ministry from 22.11.2001 to 10.12.2006.

Shadow Minister for Veterans' Affairs from 25.11.2001 to 24.6.2005.

Shadow Minister for Veterans' Affairs and Customs from 2.7.2003 to 26.10.2004.

Shadow Minister for Defence Industry, Procurement and Personnel from 24.6.2005 to 10.12.2006.


Party Positions

Member, ALP Administrative Committee 1984-86

Delegate, ALP National Conference from 1985

Delegate, ALP National Executive from 1992


Personal

Born 29.6.1954, Adelaide, Australia

Married


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

LL.B (Adel)

MPubAdmin (Harvard)

Industrial officer 1979-84

Union secretary 1984-96