Title Biography for GRIFF, Stirling
Database Biographies
Date 01-07-2022 08:54 AM
Source Parliamentary Library
Current member No
State SA
System Id handbook/allmps/76760

GRIFF, StirlingBiography for GRIFF, Stirling

Senator for South Australia

Centre Alliance

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the Senate for South Australia 2016. Defeated at general elections 2022.

Parliamentary Positions

Temporary Chair of Committees from 2.7.2019.

Committee Service

Senate Select: Funding for Research into Cancers with Low Survival Rates from 1.12.2016 to 28.11.2017; Red Tape from 16.2.2017 to 3.12.2018; Autism from 27.11.2019 to 24.2.2021 (Deputy Chair from 5.12.2019 to 24.2.2021); Tobacco Harm Reduction from 8.10.2020 to 18.12.2020.

Joint Standing: National Broadband Network from 11.10.2016 to 11.4.2019; National Broadband Network from 1.8.2019 to 30.6.2022.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Nick Xenophon Team Whip in the Senate from 30.11.2017 to 10.4.2018.

Centre Alliance Whip in the Senate from 10.4.2018.

Party Positions

Secretary of the Nick Xenophon Team from 2013 to 2014.

Treasurer of the Nick Xenophon Team from 2014 to 2017.

Treasurer of Centre Alliance from 2017.

Secretary and Treasurer of Centre Alliance from 2018.


Born 2.12.1957, Adelaide, Australia


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

Bank officer from 1974 to 1979.

Radio sales from 1980 to 1984.

Publishing/Advertising/Retail Marketing from 1985 to 1997.

Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Retailers Association (SA) from 1998 to 2004.

Self-employed retailer from 2004 to 2012.

Campaign Director from 2013 to 2016.