Having grown up in a farming family from the south-west of WA, Senator Brockman has a 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 Deputy Whip of the Senate, as well as Chair of the Economics Legislation Committee and Chair of the Select Committee on Multi-Jurisdictional Management and Execution of the Murray Darling Basin Plan. In addition Senator Brockman is Deputy Chair of the Economic References Committee as well as being an active member on other Senate Committees.

He has extensive experience in running the 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.