Senator Rachel Siewert

Rachel Siewert

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Senator for Western Australia

Positions
Australian Greens Whip
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 3587
Fax:
(02) 6277 5762

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Unit 1, 151 Brisbane Street
Northbridge, WA, 6003

Postal address
Unit 1, 151 Brisbane Street
Northbridge, WA, 6003

Telephone:
(08) 9228 3277
Fax:
(08) 9228 4055
Toll Free:
1300 881 218

Connect with Rachel Siewert

Email
senator.siewert@aph.gov.au
Websites
Personal website
Party website

Alternative URL

www.aph.gov.au/Senator_Siewert

Biography

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Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the Senate for Western Australia 2004 (term began 1.7.2005) and 2010.

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Committee service

  • Senate Standing: Selection of Bills from 9.8.05; Procedure from 1.7.08 to 3.2.09, from 15.6.10 to 19.6.12 and from 14.8.12; Scrutiny of Bills from 22.9.08; Senators' Interests from 25.10.10 to 5.7.11.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts: Legislation Committee from 5.10.05 to 11.9.06; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: References Committee from 7.11.05 to 11.9.06 and Legislation Committee from 14.5.09; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport from 11.9.06 to 23.8.08; Community Affairs from 1.7.08 to 14.5.09; Community Affairs: Legislation and References Committees from 14.5.09; Finance and Public Administration: Legislation and References Committees from 14.5.09 to 5.7.11.
  • Senate Select: Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities from 20.3.08 to 24.9.10.
  • Joint Statutory: Native Title and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Account from 1.7.05 to 23.3.06; Corporations and Financial Services from 23.8.12 to 28.2.13.
  • Joint Standing: National Disability Insurance Scheme from 3.12.13.
  • Joint Select: Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples from 29.11.12; DisabilityCare Australia from 18.6.13 to 5.8.13; Northern Australia from 10.12.13.

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Conferences, delegations and visits

  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to New Zealand, April 2008.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Cambodia, July 2008.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Australian Greens Whip from 9.8.05.
  • Australian Greens Portfolios: Family, Community and Disability Services; Fisheries and Marine; Ageing; Indigenous Affairs and Indigenous Health; Agriculture; the Kimberley and Northern Australia; Natural Resource Management from 1.7.11 to 1.7.12; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Issues; Ageing; Agriculture; Family, Community and Disability Services; Fisheries and Marine; Native Title; Natural Resource Management; the Kimberley and Northern Australia from 1.7.12 to 11.11.13; Family, Community and Disability Services; Marine, Fisheries and Whaling; Ageing; Indigenous Affairs, Indigenous Health and Native Title; Agriculture; the Kimberley and Northern Australia; Natural Resource Management from 11.11.13 to 1.7.14; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Issues; Agriculture and Rural Affairs; Family, Ageing, Community and Disability Services; Marine from 1.7.14.

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Party positions

  • State Delegate (WA), National Greens Conference 2001-04.
  • Coconvener, The Greens (WA) 2002-04.

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Personal

  • Born 4.11.1961, Sydney, NSW.
  • Single.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • BSc(Agric)(UWA).
  • Research officer, Department of Agriculture (WA) 1984-87.
  • Coordinator, Conservation Council of WA 1987-2004.

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Honours

  • Bessie Rischbieth Conservation Award 2003.
  • Leadership Award, Suicide Prevention Australia 2014.

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Publications

  • Towards sustainability, WA: Conservation Council of WA, 1990.
  • Management Ramsar wetlands, WA: Conservation Council of WA, 1996.
  • To drain or not to drain, WA: Dee Margetts, MLC, 2005.

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