Senator Deborah O'Neill

Deborah O'Neill

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Senator for New South Wales

Australian Labor Party

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Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 3882
(02) 6277 5880

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Suite 3.12, The Platinum Building
4 Ilya Avenue
Erina, NSW, 2250

Postal address
Suite 3.12, The Platinum Building, 4 Ilya Avenue
Erina, NSW, 2250

(02) 4367 4565
(02) 4367 3506

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Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Robertson, New South Wales, 2010. Defeated at general elections 2013.
  • Chosen by the Parliament of New South Wales on 13.11.2013 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice the Hon. RJ Carr (resigned)(term ended 30.6.2014).
  • Chosen by the Parliament of New South Wales on 2.7.2014 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice the Hon. RJ Carr (resigned)(term ends 30.6.2020).

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Parliamentary positions

  • Member, Speaker's Panel from 13.3.12 to 5.8.13.
  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 7.7.14.

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Committee service

  • Senate Standing: Senators' Interests from 7.7.14.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Education and Employment: Legislation and References Committees from 7.7.14.
  • Senate Select: School Funding from 12.12.13 to 30.6.14; Health from 26.6.14 to 30.6.14 and from 7.7.14 (Chair from 7.7.14); School Funding Investment from 4.2.16.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Education and Employment from 25.10.10 to 5.8.13; Health and Ageing from 25.10.10 to 5.8.13.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 25.10.10 to 5.8.13; Corporations and Financial Services from 14.3.12 to 5.8.13 and from 15.7.14.
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 7.7.14.
  • Joint Select: Northern Australia from 9.12.13 to 30.6.14 and from 27.8.14.

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Party positions

  • Delegate, ALP State Conference (NSW) from 1996.
  • President, ALP Terrigal State Electorate Committee.
  • Member, ALP Health Policy Committee (NSW).
  • Delegate, ALP National Conference 2007 and 2009.

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  • Born 4.6.1961, Parramatta, NSW.
  • Married.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • BA (Syd./UNE), MA (ACU), DipT (ACU), GradDipLitEd (Deakin).
  • High school teacher.
  • Lecturer, School of Education, University of Newcastle Central Coast Campus.

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