Former Senator Larissa Waters

Former Senator

Positions
Co-Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens
Party
Australian Greens
Chamber
Senate

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for Queensland 2010 (term began 1.7.2011) and 2016. Resigned 18.7.17.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Senators' Interests from 5.7.11 to 11.11.13.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Environment and Communications: Legislation and References Committees from 5.7.11 to 9.5.16 and from 1.9.16 to 7.2.17.
  • Senate Select: Certain Aspects of Queensland Government Administration related to Commonwealth Government Affairs from 2.10.14 to 27.3.15.
  • Joint Standing: Northern Australia from 12.9.16 to 18.7.17.
  • Joint Statutory: Human Rights from 3.2.17 to 4.2.17.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Co-Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens from 6.5.15 to 18.7.17.
  • Australian Greens portfolios: Environment and Biodiversity; Women; Resources, Mining and Coal Seam Gas from 1.7.14 to 25.5.15.
  • Climate Change, Resources, Mining and Coal Seam Gas; Environment and Biodiversity; Women from 25.5.15 to 15.9.15.
  • Climate Change and Resources; Environment and Biodiversity; Women from 15.9.15 to 25.8.16.
  • Environment and Biodiversity; Mining and Resources; Women; Gambling; and Tourism from 25.8.16 to 18.7.17.
Party positions
  • Lead Spokesperson, Queensland Greens from 2009.
  • Spokesperson on Environment and Justice, Queensland Greens 2007-09.
  • Convener, Queensland Greens North Brisbrane Branch 2006-07.
Personal
  • Born 8.2.1977, Winnipeg, Canada.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BSc, LLB (Hons)(Griffith).
  • GradDipLegalPrac (College of Law, NSW).
  • Legal researcher, Land and Resources Tribunal 2000-01.
  • Graduate lawyer, Freehills 2001-02.
  • Community environmental lawyer, Environmental Defender's Office (Qld) 2002-11.