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John Watson, former Senator

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  • Former Liberal Party Senator for Tasmania
  • Became a Senator on 1 July 1978 — Federal election
  • Left Senate on 30 June 2008 — retired

Most recent appearances in parliament

Valedictory: (26 Jun 2008)

“The incorporated speech read as follows— It is a rare event to farewell a retiring Senator who has served more than twelve years here but is leaving us still short of her fortieth birthday, but this week we must do this for Senator Natasha Stott-Despoja. When Senator Stott-Despoja arrived here at the tender age of just 26, she reminded me of my own daughter Fiona. The blond hair, bright...”

Questions without Notice: Higher Education (26 Jun 2008)

“My question is directed to Senator the Hon. Kim Carr, representing the Minister for Education. As a result of special coalition funding, the University of Tasmania was able to lift the proportion of Tasmanians with bachelor’s degrees or above from 11 to 15 per cent. Will the government live up to its rhetoric about the education revolution so that, in the case of the University of...”

Questions without Notice: Higher Education (26 Jun 2008)

“Mr President, I ask a supplementary question. Will the government properly index the Commonwealth Grants Scheme so that universities can cover their increasing cost of education in future years and, further, will the government agree to fully fund research under the national competitive research arrangements?”

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