Senator Sue Lines

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Senator for Western Australia

Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3804
Fax:
(02) 6277 5857

Electorate Office

Principal Office

51 Ord Street
West Perth, WA, 6005

Postal address

PO Box 1322
West Perth, WA, 6872

Telephone:
(08) 9481 4844
Fax:
(08) 9481 4244
Toll Free:
1300 655 388

Connect with Senator Sue Lines

Websites

Alternative URL

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senator_Lines

State/Territory

WA map

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Chosen by the Parliament of Western Australia on 15.5.2013 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice the Hon. CV Evans (resigned)(term ends 30.6.2017).
Parliamentary positions
  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 7.7.14 to 9.5.16.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Library from 1.7.14 to 9.5.16; Senators' Interests from 12.11.14 to 9.5.16.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Education, Employment and Workplace Relations: Legislation and References Committees (renamed Education and Employment on 12.2.15) from 12.11.13 to 9.5.16 (Chair of References from 12.12.13 to 9.5.16); Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: Legislation Committee from 12.11.13 to 1.7.14 and References Committee from 12.11.13 to 9.5.16; Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee from 24.11.2014 to 9.5.16.
  • Senate Select: Abbott Government's Commission of Audit from 12.12.13 to 19.6.14; Abbott Government's Budget Cuts from 26.6.14 to 9.5.16 (renamed Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures on 11.8.15).
  • Joint Standing: Treaties from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16; Parliamentary Library from 1.7.14 to 9.5.16.
  • Joint Select: DisabilityCare Australia from 18.6.13 to 5.8.13.
Party positions
  • Member, ALP State Executive (WA) from 1990.
  • Member, ALP Administrative Committee (WA) 1990-98.
  • Delegate, ALP State Conference (WA) from 1990.
  • Member, various ALP Policy Committees (WA) from 1990.
  • Delegate to ALP National Conference from 2000.
  • Member, ALP National Executive from 2002.
  • Member, ALP National Policy Committee 2007-09.
  • Delegate to NSW ALP Conference (NSW) from 2007.
  • Member, NSW ALP Education and Training Policy Committee (NSW).
  • Vice-President, Sydney Federal Electorate Council from 2008.
Personal
  • Born 15.12.1953, Perth, WA.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BEd (Murdoch).
  • Teacher 1984-85.
  • Community organiser 1985-87.
  • Organiser, United Voice 1987-2001.
  • Assistant Branch Secretary, United Voice 2001-07.
  • Assistant National Secretary, United Voice 2007-13.