SENATOR THE HON BRIDGET MCKENZIE SHADOW MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT LEADER OF THE NATIONALS IN THE SENATE SENATOR FOR VICTORIA SENATOR DEAN SMITH SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR COMPETITION, CHARITIES AND TREASURY SENATOR FOR WESTERN AUSTRALIA 8 November 2023 Media Release FINALLY ACTION ON AVIATION COMPETITION, NOW LET…
Dean Smith first entered the Senate as a Liberal for Western Australia in May of 2012.
In June 2022 he was appointed by Opposition Leader Peter Dutton to the Coalition’s three-member economics and treasury team as the Shadow Assistant Minister for Competition, Charities and Treasury.
Prior to this role, Dean was a member of Coalition Government’s Senate Leadership Team – having been elected in January 2019 by his Liberal Senate colleagues to the role of Chief Government Whip in the Senate.
He spent his early life in Port Hedland and has always maintained close ties to WA’s far north, serving as patron Senator for the Pilbara and Kimberley, as well as Perth’s northern suburbs.