Senator Lee Rhiannon

Lee Rhiannon

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Senator for New South Wales

Party
Australian Greens
Chamber
Senate

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Contact details

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3496
Fax:
(02) 6277 5970

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

72 Campbell Street
Surry Hills, NSW, 2010

Postal address
72 Campbell Street
Surry Hills, NSW, 2010

Telephone:
(02) 9211 9523
Fax:
(02) 9211 3312
Toll Free:
1300 887 869

Connect with Lee Rhiannon

Email
senator.rhiannon@aph.gov.au
Websites
Party website

Alternative URL

www.aph.gov.au/Senator_Rhiannon

Biography

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Parliamentary service

  • State: elected to the New South Wales Legislative Council 27.3.1999. Resigned 19.7.2010.
  • Federal: elected to the Senate for New South Wales 2010 (term began 1.7.2011).

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Committee service

  • State: Standing: Law and Justice from 21.5.03 to 2.3.07.
  • Select: Increase in Prisoner Population from 17.11.99 to 13.12.01; NSW Taxi Industry from 10.11.09 to 19.7.10.
  • Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 26.6.07 to 19.7.10.
  • Joint Select: Cross City Tunnel from 29.11.05 to 19.5.06 and from 19.5.06 to 2.3.07.
  • Member, Committee on the Office of the Ombudsman and Police Integrity Commission from 7.6.06 to 2.3.07).
  • Federal: Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Education, Employment and Workplace Relations: Legislation and References Committees from 5.7.11; Finance and Public Administration: Legislation and References Committees from 12.11.13 to 7.7.14.
  • Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 5.7.11.
  • Joint Select: Constitutional Recognition of Local Government from 1.11.12 to 7.3.13.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Australian Greens Portfolios: Democracy; Local Government; Higher Education; Assisting on National Security; Women; International Aid and Development; Animal Welfare; Forests from 1.7.11 to 1.7.12; Animal Welfare; Democracy; Forests from 1.7.12 to 11.11.13; Democracy; Local Government; Higher Education; Transport; Women; International Aid and Development; Animal Welfare; Forests from 11.11.13 to 1.7.14; Animal Welfare; Democracy and Local Government; Higher Education; International Aid and Development; Water and Murray Darling Basin from 1.7.14.

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Party positions

  • Member, Waverley Greens from 1990.
  • Member, Greens Wentworth Election Campaign Committee 1993, 1996, 1998.
  • Convener, Greens (NSW) Industrial Relations Working Group 1998-2003.
  • Member, Greens (NSW) State Election Campaign Committee 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011.
  • Member, Greens (NSW) Federal Election Campaign Committee 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2010.

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Personal

  • Born 30.5.1951, Sydney, NSW.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • BSc (Hons)(NSW).
  • Botany tutor, University of New South Wales 1975-76.
  • Field ecology tutor, Macquarie University 1976-78.
  • Secretary, Union of Australian Women (NSW) 1980-83.
  • Member, NSW Women's Advisory Council 1980-82.
  • Freelance journalist and editor 1982-89.
  • Coordinator, overseas development and environment programs 1989-92.
  • Director, Rainforest Information Centre 1990-92.
  • Lecturer, Workers' Education Association 1990-92.
  • General Studies tutor, University of New South Wales 1990-94.
  • Director, AID/WATCH 1992-98.
  • Member, NSW Legislative Council 1999-2010 (see Parliamentary service above).

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Publications

  • Taking a stand: women in politics and society (chapter, ed. J Scutt), Melbourne: Artemis, 1994.
  • The Australian book of atheism (chapter, ed. W Bonett), Melbourne: Scribe, 2010.

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