Brett Mason

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The Honourable
Dr Brett Mason
Brett Mason.jpg
Senator for Queensland
In office
1 July 1999 – 26 March 2015
Personal details
Born (1962-03-15) 15 March 1962 (age 53)
Canberra, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal National Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Alma mater Australian National University, University of Cambridge, Griffith University
Profession Barrister

Dr Brett John Mason (born 5 March 1962) is a former Australian politician and a Liberal/Liberal National member of the Australian Senate from 1 July 1999 to 26 March 2015, representing the state of Queensland.[1]


Mason completed BA and LLB(Hons) degrees at the Australian National University, an MPhil in International Relations at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, and a PhD at Griffith University.[1]

Parliamentary career[edit]

Following Mason's entry into the Senate in 1999, he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Ageing in the Howard Government from 21 March 2007 to 3 December 2007, and appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs in the Abbott Government from 18 September 2013 to 23 December 2014.[1]

On 24 March 2015, Mason announced he intended to resign from the Senate prior to the parliament's budget sittings in May, his resignation taking effect from 26 March.[2]


  • Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal, 2003.[1]


  • Privacy without principle: the use and abuse of privacy in Australian law and public policy, Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2006.[1]
  • Future proofing Australia: the right answers for our future (ed. with D Wood), Melbourne University Press, 2013.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Senator the Hon Brett Mason". Retrieved 22 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Borrello, Eliza (24 March 2015). "Queensland Liberal National Party senator Brett Mason to quit politics". ABC News. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 

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