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 Chair of the Senate Standing Legislation Committee on Education and Employment and Deputy Chair of the References Committee. He is also an active member on 11 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.