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SINODINOS, the Hon. ArthurBiography for SINODINOS, the Hon. Arthur

Senator for New South Wales

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Chosen by the Parliament of New South Wales on 13.10.2011 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice the Hon. HL Coonan (resigned) (term ended 30.6.2014). Elected 2013 (term began 1.7.2014) and 2016.

Parliamentary Positions

Temporary Chair of Committees from 27.6.12 to 20.9.12.

Ministerial Appointments

Assistant Treasurer from 18.9.13 to 19.12.14.

Cabinet Secretary from 21.9.15 to 24.1.17.

Acting Minister for Sport from 9.1.17 to 24.1.17.

Acting Minister for Health and Aged Care from 9.1.17 to 24.1.17.

Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science from 24.1.17 to 20.12.17.

Committee Service

Senate Standing: Regulations and Ordinances from 7.2.13 to 11.11.13.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Finance and Public Administration: Legislation and References Committees from 9.2.12 to 11.11.13; Education and Employment: Legislation Committee from 3.3.15 to 12.10.15 and References Committee from 3.3.15 to 12.10.15; Environment and Communications: Legislation Committee from 3.3.15 to 12.10.15.

Senate Select: National Broadband Network from 3.3.15 to 12.10.15.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition from 19.9.12 to 18.9.13.

Party Positions

Honorary Treasurer, Liberal Party (NSW) 2009-11.

Liberal Party President 2011-12.


Born 25.2.1957, Newcastle, NSW.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

BComm (Hons)(Newcastle).

Graduate recruit, Dept of Finance 1979.

Public servant, Treasury 1980-87 and 1989-95.

Adviser to the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. JW Howard, MP 1987-89 and 1995-96.

Senior Adviser and Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister, the Hon. JW Howard, MP 1996-2006.

Banker 2006-11.


Appointed Officer of the Order of Australia, January 2008.