Tales from the Australian Senate
Oct 08, 2021 12:30 PM
Senator Dean Smith
Tales from the Australian Senate

"I have always been outcomes focused - nothing frustrates me more than talk-fests. 
The best politicians are those that set themselves goals and get on with the job of delivering on those commitments."

The Senate is one of the most significant, and least understood, institutions in Australian life. As a Senator since 2012 and Chief Government Whip in the Senate since 2019, Dean has observed, contributed to and helped run this important feature of our democratic structure. He will share the unique insights this has given him into how the Senate works – and why it’s vital that it continues to.

In his first five years in the role, Senator Smith has been a champion for WA issues, including being the first WA Federal Liberal parliamentarian to call for a fairer share of the GST for WA which he continues today; standing up for WA wheat growers against attempts to unwind WA’s successful wheat export arrangements; leading the campaign against local government recognition in the constitutional in 2013; leading efforts for reform of Australia’s free speech laws in 2016; and advocated other issues such as supporting WA grandparent carers raising their grandchildren.

Dean brings to his parliamentary role over 10 years corporate experience at IAG and SingTel Optus. He has been a member of the WA Liberal Party for almost 30 years and was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal in 2011 for his service.

Perth Rotary Lunch Meeting | Senator Dean Smith | Tales from the Australian Senate

The Parmelia Hilton Hotel | 14 Mill St, Perth

Friday 8th October 2021

12:30 for 12:45 pm Start

$50 per person

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