Senator David Johnston, Shadow Minister for Defence: "The Politics of
Senator David Johnston was elected to the Australian Senate as a Liberal Senator for Western Australia in the 2001 Federal election and he commenced his first term in July 2002.
Since then he has been an active member of several committees including the Privileges Standing Committee; the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade; the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee (Chair from 2004 to 2007); the Joint Statutory Committee on Native Title and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Account (Chair from 2002 to 2004) and the Senate Employment Workplace Relations and Education Committee. As a member of the Senate FADT committee, and later as Chair, David took a lead role in several inquiries including the inquiry into the Military Justice system and the Materiel acquisition and management in Defence.
Upon re-election for a second term as a Western Australian Senator, he was appointed to the position of Shadow Minister for Resources, Energy and Tourism and has been a member of the Shadow Cabinet since December 2007. In September 2008 he was appointed to serve as the Shadow Minister for Defence.
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Every so often ADM moves away from the platform based companies to look at the service side of the Defence industry. Booz & Company Australia have been working behind the scenes in Defence for some time, looking to improve processes, management frameworks and generally make businesses work better. ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing spoke to Booz & Co director David Vrancic about the issues his company and the defence community face.