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George Brandis

Australian Politician
Born Jun 22, 1957

George Henry Brandis, SC, Australian politician, has been a Liberal member of the Australian Senate representing Queensland since May 2000.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of George Brandis.


1957 Birth Born on June 22, 1957.


1985 28 Years Old He was called to the Queensland Bar in 1985 and quickly developed a large commercial practice with a particular emphasis on trade practices law. … Read More


2000 43 Years Old He was first chosen by the Parliament of Queensland to fill a casual vacancy following the resignation of Senator Warwick Parer in 2000.
2003 46 Years Old He has also made a number of public speeches, perhaps the most controversial of which was in 2003 when he described the Australian Greens as representing Ecofascism. … Read More
2004 47 Years Old He was subsequently elected to a further six-year term in the 2004 election. … Read More
2006 49 Years Old On 23 October 2006, Brandis made headlines when he wanted Good Shepherd Catholic College in Mount Isa to ban from its school library the book "100 Greatest Tyrants" by British author Andrew Langley, which places Sir Robert Menzies, the longest serving Australian Prime Minister, in such company as Mao Zedong, Adolf Hitler, Pol Pot, Saddam Hussein and Augusto Pinochet. … Read More


2007 50 Years Old 1 More Event
He lost his ministerial position on the defeat of the Howard Government in the 2007 election.
2008 51 Years Old On 2 June 2008 Brandis, in his capacity as Shadow Attorney-General, referred the Same-Sex Relationships (Equal Treatment in Commonwealth Laws – Superannuation) Bill 2008 to a Senate committee for review. … Read More
2010 53 Years Old In January 2010, Brandis made media headlines with his comments regarding a controversial debate between Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard and federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott on the topic of advice given to children regarding abstinence. Brandis suggested that as Ms Gillard did not have children, she did not have the understanding to comment on the issue of pre-marital sex. Senator Brandis was re-elected in the 2010 election and appointed Shadow Attorney-General, Shadow Minister for the Arts and Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate in the Abbott Shadow Ministry.
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