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EGGLESTON, AlanBiography for EGGLESTON, Alan

Senator for Western Australia

Liberal Party of Australia



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the Senate for Western Australia 1996. Re-elected 2001 and 2007. Retired with the expiration of term 2014.


Committee Service

Senate Standing: Procedure from 1.7.1996 to 20.6.2007; Privileges from 13.2.1997 to 21.8.2002; Selection of Bills from 26.8.2002 to 12.9.2006.

Senate Select: Victorian Casino Inquiry from 11.7.1996 to 6.8.1996; Lindeberg Grievance from 1.4.2004 to 16.11.2004.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Environment, Recreation, Communications and the Arts: Legislation from 1.7.1996 to 9.11.1998; Community Affairs: Legislation from 1.7.1996 to 30.6.1999; Finance and Public Administration: References from 1.7.1996 to 15.5.1997; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation from 26.2.1997 to 3.9.1997; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: References from 26.2.1997 to 9.11.1998; Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts: Legislation from 24.11.1998 to 11.9.2006 (Chair from 25.11.1998 to 11.9.2006); Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts: References from 1.7.1999 to 12.8.1999; Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts from 11.9.2006 to 11.2.2008; Economics from 12.2.2008 to 14.5.2009; Economics: Legislation from 14.5.2009 to 27.9.2010; Economics: References from 14.5.2009 to 27.9.2010; Economics: References from 9.2.2011 to 7.7.2011; Economics: Legislation from 9.2.2011 to 7.7.2011; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: References from 7.7.2011 to 30.6.2014; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation from 7.7.2011 to 30.6.2014; Economics: Legislation from 14.11.2013 to 30.6.2014.

Joint Statutory: Intelligence and Security from 13.11.2013 to 30.6.2014.

Joint Standing: Migration from 10.11.1997 to 4.2.2009; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 1.7.2002 to 19.3.2008; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 2.12.2013 to 30.6.2014.

Joint Select: Northern Australia from 5.12.2013 to 30.6.2014.


Conferences, Delegations and Visits

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to the 5th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum, Vancouver, Canada, January 1997.

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

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Indonesia and Republic of Korea, July 2001.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to New Zealand, April 2002.

Attended Inter-Parliamentary Information Technology Conference, Republic of Korea, July 2002.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Vietnam and Indonesia, September 2002.

Attended Asia-Pacific Security Conference, Taiwan, January 2003.

Member, Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee Delegation to Germany, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Romania and Bulgaria, April 2003.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to the 13th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum, Ha Long City, Vietnam, January 2005.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Republic of Korea, February-March 2010.

Parliamentary Adviser, United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), New York, September-December 2010.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Cambodia, September 2011.


Parliamentary Party Positions

Government Deputy Whip in the Senate from 22.8.2002 to 11.9.2006.


Party Positions

President of the University of Western Australia Liberal Club.

Member of the Liberal Party State Council (WA) from 1976 to 1996.

Member of the Liberal Party State Executive (WA) from 1980 to 1985.

President of the Liberal Party Kalgoorlie North Division (Pilbara and Kimberley Division) from 1980 to 1984.

Vice-President of the Liberal Party State Executive (WA) from 1981 to 1985.

Member of the Liberal Party Joint Policy Committee (WA) from 1988 to 2008.

President of the Liberal Party Kalgoorlie North Division (Pilbara and Kimberley Division) from 1992 to 1996.

Member of the Liberal Party State Executive (WA) from 1992 to 1996.


Other Positions

Member of the Parliamentary Education Office Advisory Committee.


Personal

Born 30.12.1941, Busselton, Australia

Single


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

DRACOG (Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists).

DObs (Murdoch University).

FRACGP (Royal Australian College of General Practitioners).

LRCP (Royal College of Physicians).

MRCS (Royal College of Surgeons).

BA (Murdoch University).

Medical practitioner from 1969 to 1996.


Local Government Service

Councillor, Town of Port Hedland from 1988 to 1996.

Deputy Mayor, Town of Port Hedland from 1992 to 1993.

Mayor, Town of Port Hedland from 1993 to 1996.

Member, Pilbara Development Commission from 1994 to 1996.