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RYAN, the Hon. Scott MichaelBiography for RYAN, the Hon. Scott Michael

Senator for Victoria

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the Senate for Victoria 2007 (term began 1.7.2008), 2013 and 2016.

Parliamentary Positions

Temporary Chair of Committees from 15.6.09 to 28.9.10.

President of the Senate from 13.11.17.

Ministerial Appointments

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education from 18.9.13 to 23.12.14.

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education and Training from 23.12.14 to 21.9.15.

Assistant Cabinet Secretary from 21.9.15 to 18.2.16

Minister for Vocational Education and Skills from 18.2.16 to 19.7.16.

Minister Assisting the Cabinet Secretary from 19.7.16 to 24.1.17.

Special Minister of State from 19.7.16 to 13.11.17.

Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cabinet from 24.1.17 to 13.11.17.

Committee Service

Senate Standing: Regulations and Ordinances from 18.11.10 to 11.11.13.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Finance and Public Administration from 1.7.08 to 14.5.09; Finance and Public Administration: References Committee from 14.5.09 to 27.9.10 (Chair from 1.2.10 to 27.9.10 ) and from 1.7.11 to 11.11.13 and Legislation Committee from 14.5.09 to 27.9.10 (Deputy Chair from 5.2.10 to 27.9.10) and from 7.7.11 to 11.11.13.

Senate Select: Reform of the Australian Federation from 11.5.10 to 30.6.11; Australia's Food Processing Sector from 16.6.11 to 16.8.12.

Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 24.6.09 to 5.8.13.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business and Fair Competition from 14.9.10 to 18.9.13.

Assistant Manager of Government Business in the Senate from 30.9.15 to 19.7.16.

Party Positions

Delegate, State Council.

Delegate, Federal Council 2007.

Member, Liberal Party Futures Committee 2007-10.

Honorary Life Member and President (1994), Melbourne University Liberal Club.

Patron and Honorary Life Member, Australian Liberal Students' Federation.

Member, Liberal Party (Vic.) from 1990.

Member, Administrative Committee 2005-07; Vice-President (Metropolitan Male) 2006-07.

Chair, Constitutional Committee 2004-08.


Born 12.5.1973, Brisbane, Qld.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

BA (Hons)(Melb.).

Tutor, Dept of Political Science, University of Melbourne 1998-99.

Dept of Industry, Tourism and Resources 1999.

Office of the Leader of the Opposition (Vic.) 2000-02.

GlaxoSmithKline Australia 2002-07.

Consultant 2007-08.

Research Fellow, Institute of Public Affairs 2007-08.