Senator Malcolm Roberts

CURRENT POSITION

Elected to the Senate for Queensland 2016. Election ruled void 27.10.2017 under section 44 of the Constitution. Elected to the Senate for Queensland 2019.

Project Leader, Galileo Movement 2011 to Present

Co-Founder CONSCIOUS PTY LTD (trading as Catalyst For Corporate Performance) 1994 to Present

PREVIOUS POSITIONS
  • Parliamentary Committee Service
    • Senate Select: Resilience of Electricity Infrastructure in a Warming World from 13.10.2016 to 7.4.2017; Lending to Primary Production Customers from 20.3.2017 to 27.10.2017 (Chair from 20.3.2017 to 27.10.2017); Effectiveness of the Australian Government’s Northern Australia Agenda from 22.7.2019.
    • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Finance and Public Administration: Legislation from 4.7.2019; Finance and Public Administration: References from 4.7.2019.
  • ATLANTIC RICHFIELD CO (Gordonstone Joint Venture – American-Australian-Japanese), 1990 – 1993 GENERAL MANAGER, Brisbane and Emerald, Qld, Australia

  • COAL & ALLIED OPERATIONS, Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia, 1982 – 1988 MINE MANAGER (Moonee Mine, Wallarah Coal Prep Plant and Shiploader, West Wallsend Mine)

  • SENIOR MINING ENGINEER, then SHIFT UNDERMANAGER (Liddell Mine), 1982 – 1984

  • PEABODY COAL COMPANY and CONSOLIDATION COAL COMPANY, USA, 1979 – 1981 MINING ENGINEER, large surface and modern underground mines

  • UNDERGROUND COALFACE MINER, four Australian regions, five different mines, 1977 – 1979

MINING CONNECTIONS

Prior to parliament Roberts was a full time political activist promoting climate denial with the Galilee Movement, and operates a firm Conscious Pty Ltd offering ‘specialised leadership and management services’ though still advocating climate denial, ant-UN and other conspiratorial views.

  • Project Leader, The Galileo Movement 2008 to Present
    • The Galileo Movement is an Australian organisation, registered as a private company, which campaigns against legislation to put a price on carbon dioxide emissions.
    • Galileo Movement promotes climate conspiracy theories, and does not accept the scientific consensus on climate change.
    • Prominent climate conspiracist and 2GB political commentator Alan Jones is the patron of the Galileo Movement
  • Co-Founder CONSCIOUS PTY LTD (trading as Catalyst For Corporate Performance), 1994 – Present
    • A dual climate denying think tank and business consultancy firm specializing in fossil fuel operations.
    • Conscious promotes climate conspiracy theories, and does not accept the scientific consensus on climate change.
    • Clients include Henty Gold, Iluka Resources, Eltin Contractors, GrainCorp, James Cook University, Stairco, MIM, Oakbridge, Xstrata, Shell, Alcan Gove and Montreal staff, South Blackwater, Thiess, Goldfields Ltd; New Zealand: Couer Gold, Solid Energy; India: Caterpillar; USA: DuPont, Iluka Resources; Europe: Glencore
  • ATLANTIC RICHFIELD CO (Gordonstone Joint Venture – American-Australian-Japanese), 1990 – 1993 GENERAL MANAGER, Brisbane and Emerald, Qld, Australia
    • Roberts was appointed general manager at the Gordonstone coal mine, now Kestrel coal mine, in Queensland, the largest underground mine in Australia. Roberts left the role three years later. According to Roberts he resigned due to a lack of support during an industrial dispute, but others have suggested that he was let go after cost overruns at the mine.
  • PEABODY COAL COMPANY and CONSOLIDATION COAL COMPANY, USA, 1979 – 1981 MINING ENGINEER, large surface and modern underground mines

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