Senator Janet Rice

Senator for Victoria

Party
Australian Greens
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3225
Fax:
(02) 6277 5717

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

240 Sydney Road
Coburg, VIC, 3058

Postal address

240 Sydney Road
Coburg, VIC, 3058

Telephone:
(03) 9384 6199
Fax:
(03) 9384 6399

Connect with Senator Janet Rice

Email
senator.rice@aph.gov.au
Social media

Contact form

Websites
Personal website

Alternative URL

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

State/Territory

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Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for Victoria 2013 (term began 1.7.2014) and 2016.
Committee service
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Finance and Public Administration: Legislation and References Committees from 7.7.14 to 9.5.16; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation and References from 1.9.16.
  • Senate Select: Health from 17.9.15 to 9.5.16.
  • Senate Standing: Scrutiny of Bills from 1.9.16.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Australian Greens Portfolios: Forests; Tourism; Transport and Infrastructure from 1.7.14 to 25.5.15.
  • Transport and Infrastructure; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Marriage Equality; Forests; Tourism from 25.5.15 to 15.9.15.
  • Transport and Infrastructure; Forests; Tourism; Mental Health from 15.9.15 to 25.8.16.
  • Transport and Infrastructure; Forests; LGBTIQ; Agriculture and Rural Affairs from 25.8.16.
Party positions
  • Founding member, Australian Greens (Vic.) 1992.
  • Member, Australian Greens State Council (Vic.) from 1992.
  • Executive Member, Australian Greens (Vic.) 1992-2004.
  • Australian Delegate, Global Greens Congress 2001, 2008 and 2012.
  • Life Member, Australian Greens (Vic.) from 2002.
  • Co-convener, Australian Greens (Vic.) 2003-04.
Personal
  • Born 18.11.1960, Altona, Vic.
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BSc(Hons)(Melb.).
  • Environment campaigner, Conservation Council of Victoria and East Gippsland Coalition 1983-90.
  • Water Policy Officer, Dept of Water Resources (Vic.) 1985-86.
  • Senior Consultant, Context Pty Ltd 1991 and 1997-2002.
  • Ride to Work Coordinator, Bicycle Victoria 1993-97.
  • Principal Consultant, Janet Rice Facilitation and Community Involvement 2003-14.
  • Campaign manager, Australian Greens (Vic.) and C Hartland MLC (Vic.) 2008-10.
  • Strategic Transport Planner 2011-12.
Local government service
  • Councillor, City of Maribyrnong 2003-08; Mayor 2005-06.
  • Chair, Metropolitan Transport Forum 2004-08.
  • Board Member, Victorian Local Governance Association 2005-08; Vice-President 2007-08.