- Andrew Murray (politician)
Andrew James Marshall Murray (born 29 January 1947) is an
Australian politician. He was an Australian Democratsmember of the Australian Senatefrom 1996 to 2008, representing Western Australia.
Murray was born in
Hove, in the United Kingdom. In 1951 he was sent as a child migrant to the British colony of Southern Rhodesia(now Zimbabwe), where he was educated before going to university in South Africa. He continued his education at Oxford University( Rhodes Scholar1971), where he gained a Master of Arts degree.
Returning to Africa, Murray worked as an executive in large corporations, then ran his own businesses. He also worked as a consultant, lecturer and industry journalist and served in the Rhodesian Air Force. He was deported from South Africa in 1968 for opposing the
apartheidpolicies of the white minority régime. The deportation order was withdrawn in 1977. Murray migrated to Australia in 1989.
Murray was applauded by some as an intelligent and thoughtful debater in the Senate. Others believe that he acted against the wishes of his party's members in voting for the Goods and Services Tax bills in 1999, a stance which caused an irreparable party-room rift [ [http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/stories/s615428.htm ABC "World Today"] broadcast 24 July 2002] , leading to terminal loss of electoral support. [ [http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/11/26/2101885.htm?site=elections/federal/2007 ABC 2007 federal election coverage] 26 November 2007]
Murray pushed for greater transparency in government contracting activities by obtaining Senate support for a motion that required federal government ministers to indicate what clauses in contracts are confidential and to then justify the need for confidentiality. The impact of the Senate order resulted in a complex process to identify confidential information in the procurement process. The government issued guidance, updated in 2007, to provide further clarity, whereby tenderers must identify any information they consider is confidential and government procurement officers must assess such claims against four criteria. The legalistic and subjective nature of the criteria and the intrinsic complexity of the process sets the scene for inaccurate application of the test and inconsistent reporting by government agencies. The government's auditor does not report on the number of contracts requested by parliament that contain confidentiality provisions. The parliament has, and always has had, a legal right of access to government contracts.
Murray did not seek re-election at the 2007 federal election and retired at the expiration of his term on 30 June 2008.
* [http://www.andrewmurray.org.au/ Andrew Murray's official website]
NAME = Murray, Andrew James Marshall
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SHORT DESCRIPTION = Australian politician
DATE OF BIRTH = 29 January 1947
PLACE OF BIRTH =
Hove, United Kingdom
DATE OF DEATH = living
PLACE OF DEATH =
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