Robert Brokenshire

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The Honourable
Robert Brokenshire
Robert Brokenshire Portrait 2010.jpg
Member of the South Australian Legislative Council
Assumed office
24 July 2008
Member of the South Australian Parliament
for Mawson
In office
11 December 1993 – 18 March 2006
Preceded by Susan Lenehan
Succeeded by Leon Bignell
Personal details
Born 1957 (age 58–59)
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party (1993–2006)
Family First (2008-current)
Residence Mount Compass, South Australia
Profession Dairy farmer
Religion Christian
Website Official profile

Robert "Rob" Lawrence Brokenshire (born 1957) is a South Australian dairy farmer and a politician active in the South Australian Parliament.[1]

Political career[edit]

Between 1993 and 2006, Brokenshire represented the Liberal Party of Australia as its elected member for the electoral district of Mawson in the South Australian House of Assembly (the Parliament's lower house).

On 24 July 2008 Brokenshire replaced Andrew Evans as the member, for the conservative Family First Party, of the South Australian Legislative Council (the Parliament's upper house).

Brokenshire provides political commentary on the community radio station 88.7 Coast FM monthly on the Thursday Magazine show, presented by Dave Hearn.[2]

Liberal Party[edit]

Elected in 1993 to the seat of Mawson with the Dean Brown Liberal Party government, he was re-elected in 1997 and 2002.

Brokenshire was promoted to cabinet in 1998 under the John Olsen government. His roles included Minister for Police, Correctional Services & Emergency Services, Minister for Gambling, Minister for Volunteers, and in opposition, Shadow Minister for Health. Brokenshire served three terms with the Liberal Party.

After losing the seat to Labor at the 2006 election, he lost pre-selection for Mawson.

Family First Party[edit]

Brokenshire contested the seat of Kingston for the Family First Party in the 2007 federal election, receiving just 5.71 percent of the vote.[3][4] On 18 March 2008 Family First chose Brokenshire to replace the retiring Andrew Evans in the Legislative Council[5] and was sworn in on 24 July 2008.[6][7]

Brokenshire frequently uses Freedom of Information legislation as part of his political strategy.[8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21] He has not ruled out switching to a Lower House seat.[22]

Brokenshire has sat on Parliamentary committees including the Public Works Committee, Select Committee on the Emergency Services Levy, Families SA Committee, Aboriginal Lands Parliamentary Standing Committee, Budget and Finance Committee, Certain Matters Relating to Horse Racing in South Australia, and Natural Resources Committee. He has opposed the abolition of the Legislative Council.[23]

Brokenshire has an interest in policing,[24][25][26][27][28][29] education,[30][31] road safety,[32][33] legislation,[34] governance,[22][35][36][37][38] homelessness,[39] hospital security,[40][41] development,[22][42] accountability,[43] political advisers,[44] school projects,[45] suicide prevention,[46] food security,[47] and daylight savings.[48][49]

Personal life[edit]

Brokenshire's family is of Cornish descent.[50]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile: Hon Robert Brokenshire". Parliament of South Australia. 
  2. ^ "Adelaide's Coast FM 88.7". www.coastfm.com.au. Retrieved 2016-04-28. 
  3. ^ State elections: ECSA[not specific enough to verify]
  4. ^ Federal elections: AEC[not specific enough to verify]
  5. ^ Family First Press Release[not specific enough to verify]
  6. ^ "New MLC Robert Brokenshire puts major parties on notice". AdelaideNow. 24 July 2008. Retrieved 24 July 2008. 
  7. ^ "Ex Lib back in Parliament for Family First" ABC News Online, 24 July 2008 Retrieved on 24 July 2008
  8. ^ Miles Kemp (1 February 2011). "Violent parents endanger and disrupt schools". AdelaideNow. 
  9. ^ Miles Kemp (8 July 2011). "Schools on alert to media intrusion". AdelaideNow. 
  10. ^ Sharadyn Holderhead (4 July 2011). "Violent parents send fear to school". AdelaideNow. 
  11. ^ David Nankervis (9 July 2011). "Bakewell Bridge speed camera labelled a 'cash cow'". AdelaideNow. 
  12. ^ Miles Kemp (23 July 2010). "Council buries city danger spots". The Advertiser. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  13. ^ Joanna Vaughan (29 June 2009). "Shame of our violent schools revealed". The Advertiser. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  14. ^ Joanna Vaughan (2 October 2009). "Free education fees up". The Advertiser. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  15. ^ Kemp, Miles (20 August 2009). "Schools plead for help to keep truants in class". The Advertiser. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  16. ^ Nankervis, David (17 January 2010). "Adelaide speed cameras in 'wrong spots'". The Advertiser. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  17. ^ Kemp, Miles (17 November 2009). "Parents of truants face $7500 fine". The Advertiser. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  18. ^ Vaughan, Joanna (20 March 2009). "Adelaide families sleeping in cars and sheds". The Advertiser. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  19. ^ Kemp, Miles (14 March 2009). "The PS waiting lounge waste". The Advertiser. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  20. ^ Kemp, Miles (31 March 2009). "Adelaide nightclubs face police blitz for weapons". The Advertiser. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  21. ^ Kemp, Miles (26 July 2010). "Bureaucrats bend truth about school offences". The Advertiser. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  22. ^ a b c Brad Crouch (3 April 2011). "Is Robert Brokenshire South Australia's defacto Opposition Leader?". Sunday Mail. 
  23. ^ Kelton, Greg (1 December 2008). "We must keep our democratic watchdog". The Advertiser. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  24. ^ Robertson, Doug (8 May 2010). "Secret Police Commissioner's inquiries should be made public". The Advertiser. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  25. ^ Miles Kemp (24 January 2011). "'Clean-up' fails to halt security guard drug use, documents show". AdelaideNow. 
    Miles Kemp (24 January 2011). "'Clean-up' fails to halt security guard drug use". AdelaideNow. 
  26. ^ Vaughan, Joanna (2 May 2009). "Instant jail of up to 25 years for police attackers". The Advertiser. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  27. ^ Novak, Lauren (18 November 2009). "Parliament considers two-years jail for prison smuggling". The Advertiser. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  28. ^ Novak, Lauren (17 February 2010). "Continuous patrols urged to cut rural road toll". The Advertiser. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  29. ^ Candice Keller (19 January 2011). "Guards and CCTV call for schools". AdelaideNow. 
  30. ^ Owen, Michael (19 January 2009). "SA Secondary Principals Association wants police in schools". The Advertiser. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  31. ^ Candice Keller (23 November 2010). "Parents face court on truancy crackdown". AdelaideNow. 
  32. ^ Robertson, Doug (7 June 2010). "Deadly curse of state's popular southern roads". The Advertiser. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  33. ^ Julian Swallow (25 June 2011). "Have hoon-car laws misfired". AdelaideNow. 
  34. ^ Sean Fewster (6 April 2011). "Call to rewrite flawed hoon laws after courts stops car crushing". AdelaideNow. 
  35. ^ Daniel Wills (24 June 2011). "Rann creates post for Russell Wortley after replacing Bernie Finnigan". AdelaideNow. 
  36. ^ Sarah Martin (2 June 2011). "Consumer report six months overdue". AdelaideNow. 
  37. ^ "MP keen for early polls by petition". ABC. 25 July 2011. 
  38. ^ Nigel Hunt (5 June 2011). "$4m to launch ICAC in Budget". AdelaideNow. 
  39. ^ Miles Kemp (10 January 2011). "Housing Trust homes vacant for a month on average". AdelaideNow. 
  40. ^ David Jean (20 April 2011). "Boost security to protect staff and patients, says AMA". AdelaideNow. 
  41. ^ "Last ditch legal bid over Seaford Heights". Southern Times Messenger. 28 June 2011. 
  42. ^ Bryan Littlely (9 October 2010). "Monsignor Cappo was aware of Parks Community Centre sale plan". AdelaideNow. 
  43. ^ David Nankervis (20 March 2011). "Public servants rack up $8.5 million in damages to government cars". AdelaideNow. 
  44. ^ Robert Brokenshire (1 December 2008). "We must keep our democratic watchdog". AdelaideNow. 
  45. ^ David Nankervis (13 February 2011). "Schoolkids at risk as new-build defects rise". AdelaideNow. 
  46. ^ "Call for suicide attention in Budget". AdelaideNow. 3 June 2011. 
  47. ^ Bryan Littlely (8 June 2011). "Urban sprawl threat to food bowls". AdelaideNow. 
  48. ^ Greg Kelton (10 February 2011). "Scrap longer daylight saving – MP". AdelaideNow. 
  49. ^ Hon Robert Brokenshire MLC (4 March 2009). "South Australia Independent Commission Against Corruption Bill 2009". austlii. 
  50. ^ White, G. Pawley, A Handbook of Cornish Surnames

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