Dennis Jensen

Dennis Jensen

Dr Dennis Jensen was elected to the House of Representatives at the 2004 Federal Election for the Division of Tangney, Western Australia.

Dr Jensen graduated from Monash University with a PhD in Materials Science and Physics.

Before entering Parliament, Dr Jensen enjoyed a long and varied career in science and reseach industries.

He worked at the CSIRO and pursued his dual passions of science and defence as a research scientist and analyst at the Defence Science and Technology Organisation.

Dr Jensen currently has the highest scientific qualifications of all MPs and Senators.

He continues to make major contributions in the areas of defence and science, especially with regards to the Joint Strike Fighter debate, climate change, nuclear energy, scientific research, National Broadband Network and education matters.

Dennis has also been appointed to the Advisory Board of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Anti Matter/Matter Research involving many of Australia’s major universities including Curtin University and the University of Western Australia.

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I’ve seen secret files and this jet will blow up in our faces

I’ve seen secret files and this jet will blow up in our faces

01 Mar 13 One F-35 Joint Strike Fighter war plane - or a year’s salary for 2061 nurses. Eighteen JSFs - or Fiona…... Read more

Obliterating billions in the afterburners of the JSF

Obliterating billions in the afterburners of the JSF

19 Feb 13 Australia’s air combat capability is critical to defending our nation. In the 21st century, those who control the skies control…... Read more

Swan’s Canberra summit is a massive tax dodge

Swan’s Canberra summit is a massive tax dodge

04 Aug 11 Wayne Swan’s October tax summit is set to deliver on public expectation, but don’t get too excited just yet. Expectations…... Read more

It’s time our Government trimmed the fat

It’s time our Government trimmed the fat

06 Jul 11 Over the past three decades we have seen successive Governments expand the size and scope of the Federal Budget, to…... Read more

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