Senator Louise Pratt

Louise Pratt

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Senator for Western Australia

Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
Senate

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Biography

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Parliamentary service

  • State: Elected to the Western Australian Legislative Council for East Metropolitan Region from 10.2.2001. Resigned 29.10.2007.
  • Federal: Elected to the Senate for Western Australia 2007 (term began 1.7.2008).

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Parliamentary positions

  • State: Deputy Chair of Committees from 24.5.05 to 29.10.07.
  • Federal: Temporary Chair of Committees from 28.9.10.

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Committee service

  • State: Standing: Procedure and Privileges from 24.5.05 to 29.10.07; Environment and Public Affairs from 28.6.01 to 21.5.05 and from 26.5.05 (Chair from 24.8.05) to 29.10.07.
  • Select: Reserves (Reserve 43131) Bill 2003 from 27.6.03 to 19.11.04; Public Obstetric Services from 24.5.06 to 29.10.07.
  • Domestic: Parliamentary Services from 28.6.01 to 21.5.05.
  • Federal: Senate Standing: Senators' Interests from 1.7.08 to 1.7.11; Scrutiny of Bills from 13.5.10 to 1.7.11; Regulations and Ordinances from 21.6.12 to 11.11.13.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Economics from 1.7.08 to 14.5.09; Economics: Legislation Committee from 14.5.09 to 1.7.11 and from 12.11.13 and References from 14.5.09 to 1.7.11, from 12.11.13 to 19.3.14, and from 24.3.14; Environment, Communications and the Arts from 1.7.08 to 14.5.09; Environment and Communications: Legislation and References Committees from 12.11.13; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation Committee from 30.9.10 to 11.11.13.
  • Senate Select: Climate Policy from 18.3.09 to 15.6.09; Cyber-Safety from 27.6.13 to 30.8.13.
  • Joint Standing: Treaties from 1.7.08 to 1.7.11; National Capital and External Territories from 30.9.10 to 5.8.13.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 27.6.12 to 5.8.13.
  • Joint Select: Cyber-Safety from 30.9.10 to 24.6.13; Australia's Clean Energy Future Legislation from 14.9.11 to 7.10.11; Gambling Reform from 21.6.12 to 24.6.13.

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Conferences, delegations and visits

  • Official visit to USA, June 2011.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Federal: Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Water from 18.10.13.
  • State: Secretary to Caucus (WA) from 31.7.01 to 20.6.05.

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Party positions

  • Member, ALP State Administrative Committee (WA) 2001-05.
  • Member, ALP State Executive (WA).
  • Delegate, ALP State Conference (WA).

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Personal

  • Born 18.4.1972, Kalgoorlie, WA.
  • Partner.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • BA (UWA).
  • Member, Legislative Council (WA) 2001-07 (see Parliamentary service above).
  • Community services manager 2008.

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