Australian Ambassadors and other representatives
Consul-General in the United States of America
Mr David Bushby
Mr Bushby served as a Senator for Tasmania from August 2007 to January 2019. He was the Chief Government Whip in the Senate from 1 July 2014. In addition to being a long-standing member of the Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, he chaired the Senate Economics Legislation and References Committees, the Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee and the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity Committee.
Prior to entering Parliament, Senator Bushby was a partner of a legal practice, a partner in a public relations firm, a political adviser and practiced as a commercial and international trade lawyer. He holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Tasmania and a Graduate Diploma in Business (Shipping) from the Australian Maritime College.