Senator Nova Peris OAM

Nova Peris

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Senator for Northern Territory

Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
Senate

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Contact details

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3004
Fax:
(02) 6277 5703

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

38B Mitchell Street
Darwin, NT, 0800

Postal address
GPO Box 1596
Darwin, NT, 0801

Telephone:
(08) 8941 0003
Fax:
(08) 8941 0071

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Websites
Party website

Alternative URL

www.aph.gov.au/Senator_Peris

Biography

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Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the Senate for the Northern Territory 2013 (Territory Senators serve for the same term as the House of Representatives).

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Parliamentary positions

  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 7.7.14.

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Committee service

  • Senate Standing: Regulations and Ordinances from 12.11.13; Publications from 1.7.14.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Community Affairs: Legislation and References Committees from 12.11.13; Education and Employment: References Committee from 1.7.14.
  • Joint Select: Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples from 4.12.13.

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Personal

  • Born 25.2.1971, Darwin, NT.
  • Married.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • Member, Australian women's field hockey team (Hockeyroos) 1992-96 (winner, Gold Medal Team, Olympic Games, Atlanta, USA 1996).
  • Member, Australian athletics team 1997-2001 (winner, Gold Medal 200m and 4x100m relay Commonwealth Games, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1998).
  • Founder and patron, Nova Peris Girls' Academy, St Johns Catholic College, Darwin from 2012.

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Honours

  • Young Australian of the Year, January 1997.
  • Medal of the Order of Australia, January 1997.
  • Australian Sports Medal, June 2000.

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Publications

  • Nova: my story: the autobiography of Nova Peris (with I Heads), Sydney: ABC Books, 2003.

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