Senator Lyn Allison

Lynette Allison

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Senator for Victoria

Positions
Leader of the Australian Democrats
Party
Australian Democrats
Chamber
Senate

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Biography

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Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the Senate for Victoria, 1996 (term began 1.7.1996) and 2001. Defeated at general elections 2007 (term ended 30.6.2008).

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Committee service

  • Senate Standing: Senators' Interests from 1.7.96 to 30.6.08; Appropriations and Staffing from 25.8.99 to 22.9.99 and from 1.7.02 to 8.2.05; Procedure from 1.7.02 to 8.2.05; Selection of Bills from 1.7.02 to 13.12.04; Library from 9.12.05 to 30.6.08.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Environment, Recreation, Communications and the Arts: Legislation Committee from 2.3.98 to 9.11.98 and References Committee from 2.3.98 (Chair from 5.3.98) to 9.11.98; Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts: Legislation Committee from 24.11.98 to 30.9.99 and from 11.5.04 to 8.2.05 and References Committee from 24.11.98 (Chair from 26.11.98) to 27.3.03; Community Affairs: Legislation Committee from 12.10.99 to 17.9.02 and References Committee from 1.7.05 to 11.9.06; Community Affairs from 11.9.06 to 30.6.08.
  • Senate Select: Superannuation from 1.7.96 to 9.11.98 and from 14.3.02 to 20.8.02; Superannuation and Financial Services from 29.9.99 to 11.2.02; Victorian Casino Inquiry from 8.7.96 to 10.8.96; Lucas Heights Reactor from 10.10.00 to 2.11.00; Medicare from 15.5.03 to 11.2.04; Mental Health from 10.3.05 (Chair from 10.3.05) to 28.4.06.
  • Joint Standing: National Capital and External Territories from 1.7.96 to 12.8.99; Parliamentary Library from 9.12.05 to 30.6.08.

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Conferences, delegations and visits

  • Member, Parliamentary Delegations to New Zealand, April 2002 and April 2008.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Australian Democrats Whip in the Senate from 1.7.02 to 13.12.04.
  • Deputy Leader of the Australian Democrats from 5.10.02 to 13.12.04.
  • Leader of the Australian Democrats from 13.12.04 to 30.6.08.
  • Spokesperson for Australian Democrats on Arts; Community Services and Disability Services; Consumer Affairs; Local Government and Territories; Public Service; Schools (from Education portfolio) from 1.7.96 to 25.2.97; Education (Schools); Communications (Telecommunications); Public Service; Arts; Disability Services; Local Government and Territories; Housing from 25.2.97 to 20.10.97; Arts; Communications (excluding Broadcasting and Media); Disability Services; Housing; Local Government and Territories; Public Service; Schools (from Education) from 20.10.97 to 12.12.97; Environment; Public Service; Local Government and Territories; Schools; Superannuation; Disability Services; Arts from 12.12.97 to 1.1.99; Arts; Centenary of Federation; Disabilities; Heritage; Local Government; Public Service; Schools; Superannuation; Telecommunications from 1.1.99 to 1.7.99; Disability Services; Heritage; Local Government; Public Service; Schools; Superannuation; Telecommunications from 1.7.99 to 11.10.99; Aged Care; Disabilities; Heritage; Local Government; Public Service; Schools; Superannuation; Telecommunications from 11.10.99 to 20.3.00; Aged Care; Disabilities; Energy and Resources; Heritage; Public Service; Schools; Superannuation; Telecommunications from 20.3.00 to 14.2.01; Aged Care; Disability; Energy and Fuel Industry; Heritage; Nuclear Issues; Public Service; Schools; Superannuation; Telecommunications from 14.2.01 to 22.5.01; Aged Care; Disability; Energy and Resources and Nuclear Issues; Heritage; Public Service; Schools; Superannuation; Telecommunications from 22.5.01 to 1.7.02; Aged Care; Disabilities; Energy and Fuel Industry; Heritage; Nuclear Issues; Public Service; Schools; Telecommunications from 1.7.02 to 21.8.02; Aged Care; Disabilities; Energy and Fuel Industry; Heritage; Local Government; Nuclear Issues; Public Service; Schools; Telecommunications; Training from 21.8.02 to 24.10.02; Energy and Resources; Health and Ageing; Heritage; Schools and Training; Transport from 24.10.02 to 13.12.04; and Environment from 2.4.04 to 13.12.04; Energy and Resources; Health and Ageing; Prime Minister and Cabinet; Schools; Treasury; Training; Transport from 13.12.04; Education; Health and Ageing; Resources, Energy and Infrastructure; Treasury and Commonwealth-State Relations from 1.7.05 to 30.6.08.

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Personal

  • Born 21.10.1946, Melbourne, Vic.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • BEd (Melb).
  • Administrator 1964-86.
  • Secondary school teacher 1987-91.

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Local government service

  • Councillor, City of Port Melbourne 1992-94.

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