Ms Sharon Claydon MP

Sharon Claydon

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Member for Newcastle, New South Wales

Australian Labor Party
House of Representatives

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Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 4285
(02) 6277 2378

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

427 Hunter Street
Newcastle, NSW, 2300

Postal address
427 Hunter Street
Newcastle, NSW, 2300

(02) 4926 1555
(02) 4926 1895

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Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Newcastle, New South Wales, 2013 and 2016.

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Parliamentary positions

  • Member, Speaker's Panel from 25.3.15 to 9.5.16.

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Committee service

  • House of Representatives Standing: Appropriations and Administration from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16; Publications from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16; Social Policy and Legal Affairs from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16; Indigenous Affairs from 19.10.15 to 9.5.16.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Works from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16.

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Party positions

  • Member, ALP Newcastle Branch from 1999.
  • Delegate, ALP State Conference (NSW) from 2002.
  • Member, ALP Reconciliation and Indigenous Affairs Committee (NSW) 2002-07.
  • Delegate, ALP National Conference from 2007.
  • Member, ALP Administrative Committee (NSW) 2007-13.
  • Chair, ALP Caucus Status of Women Committee.
  • Secretary, ALP Caucus Sustainable Australia Committee.
  • Member, ALP Caucus Economic, Productivity, Industry and Innovation Committee.

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  • Born 26.4.1964, Camperdown, NSW.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • BA(Hons)(Syd.).
  • Disability support worker.
  • Social anthropologist.
  • Electorate officer.

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Local government service

  • Councillor, Newcastle City Council 2008-12.

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  • Description: provincial.
    Location: northern and central Newcastle; it includes the suburbs of Adamstown, Birmingham Gardens, Broadmeadow, Carrington, Cooks Hill, Hamilton, Heatherbrae, Islington, Mayfield, Merewether, Newcastle, New Lambton, Sandgate, Shortland, Stockton, The Junction, Tighes Hill, Waratah, Wickham, Williamtown and parts of Adamstown Heights, Lambton, Jesmond, Kotara, Salt Ash, Thornton and Wallsend.
    Area: 354 sq km (approx.).
    Electors enrolled: 97 397 (at 7.9.13).
    Industries: shipbuilding and repairs, transport equipment, tourism, tertiary education, health, food processing, railway goods, chemicals, heavy engineering, stevedoring and port facilities.

    State electorates: Newcastle includes the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Newcastle, and parts of Charlestown, Maitland, Port Stephens and Wallsend.

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