Senator Lee Rhiannon

Senator for New South Wales

Party
Australian Greens
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

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 Senator Lee Rhiannon

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

Alternative URL

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senator_Rhiannon

State/Territory

NSW map

Biography

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) and 2016.
Committee service
  • State: Standing: Law and Justice from 21.5.03 to 2.3.07.
  • State Select: Increase in Prisoner Population from 17.11.99 to 13.12.01; NSW Taxi Industry from 10.11.09 to 19.7.10.
  • State Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 26.6.07 to 19.7.10.
  • State Joint Select: Cross City Tunnel from 29.11.05 to 19.5.06 and from 19.5.06 to 2.3.07.
  • State: 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 to 14.10.15; Finance and Public Administration: Legislation and References Committees from 12.11.13 to 7.7.14 and from 13.9.16.
  • Senate Standing: Senators' Interests from 1.9.16.
  • Senate Select: Murray-Darling Basin Plan from 11.8.15 to 12.10.15.
  • Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 5.7.11 to 9.5.16 and from 14.9.16; National Capital and External Territories from 12.9.16.
  • Joint Select: Constitutional Recognition of Local Government from 1.11.12 to 7.3.13.
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 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; Local Government; Higher Education; International Aid and Development; Water and Murray Darling Basin from 1.7.14 to 25.5.15.
  • Democracy; Local Government; International Aid and Development; Animal Welfare; Higher Education; Water and Murray Darling Basin from 25.5.15 to 15.9.15.
  • Democracy and Local Government; International Aid and Development; Animal Welfare from 15.9.15 to 25.8.16.
  • Democracy; Local Government; Housing; Industry; Animal Welfare; Gun Control from 25.8.16.
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, 2010 and 2016.
Personal
  • Born 30.5.1951, Sydney, NSW.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BSc (Hons in Botany) (NSW).
  • Botany tutor and research assistant, 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 to the Premier, 1980-82.
  • Freelance journalist and editor 1982-89.
  • Coordinator, overseas development and environment programs for the Ideas Centre, 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.
  • Spokesperson, Coalition for Gun Control, 1992-95.
  • Member, NSW Legislative Council 1999-2010 (see Parliamentary service above).
Publications
  • Chapter in 'Taking a stand: women in politics and society', J Scutt (ed.), Melbourne: Artemis, 1994.
  • Chapter in 'The Australian book of atheism', W Bonett (ed.), Melbourne: Scribe, 2010.
  • Chapter in 'Left Turn', A Loewenstein and J Sparrow (eds.), Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2012.