Having grown up in a farming family from the south-west of WA, Senator Brockman has a strong passion for policy issues concerning rural and regional Australia. His policy interests include agriculture, mining, trade, oil and gas, infrastructure and regional development.

He is currently Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs (Legislation). He is also an active member on 8 other Senate Committees.

He has extensive experience in running a family farm, management roles in business and working for industry associations. He holds a Bachelor of Laws and a first-class Honours Degree in Political History.