Senator Sarah Hanson-Young

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Senator for South Australia

Party
Australian Greens
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3430
Fax:
(02) 6277 5819

Electorate Office

Principal Office

Level 7, 147 Pirie Street
Adelaide, SA, 5000

Postal address

Level 7, 147 Pirie Street
Adelaide, SA, 5000

Telephone:
(08) 8227 0425
Fax:
(08) 8227 0426

Connect with Senator Sarah Hanson-Young

Email
senator.hanson-young@aph.gov.au
Websites
Party website

Alternative URL

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senator_Hanson-Young

State/Territory

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Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for South Australia 2007 (term began 1.7.2008), 2013 and 2016.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Senator's Interests from 12.11.13 to 9.5.16.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 1.7.08 to 14.5.09; Finance and Public Administration from 16.9.08 to 14.5.09; Education, Employment and Workplace Relations: Legislation and References Committees from 14.5.09 to 5.7.11.
  • Senate Select: Recent Allegations relating to Conditions and Circumstances at the Regional Processing Centre in Nauru from 26.03.15 to 31.8.15.
  • Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services from 11.10.11 to 27.2.12.
  • Joint Standing: Migration from 27.8.08 to 9.5.16; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 4.12.08 to 5.8.13; National Capital and External Territories from 2.12.13 to 9.5.16.
  • Joint Select: Christmas Island Tragedy from 3.3.11 to 29.6.11; Australia's Immigration Detention Network from 16.6.11 to 30.3.12.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Australian Greens Party Room Chair from 1.7.11.
  • Australian Greens Portfolios: Immigration and Citizenship; Consumer Affairs; Water and the Murray-Darling Basin; Human Rights; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Issues; Youth; Childhood Education and Care; Tibet from 1.7.11 to 1.7.12.
  • Consumer Affairs; Human Rights; Immigration and Citizenship; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Issues; Murray Darling Basin; Tibet; Water from 1.7.12 to 11.11.13.
  • Immigration and Citizenship; Consumer Affairs; Water and the Murray Darling Basin; Human Rights; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Issues; Youth; Early Childhood Education and Care from 11.11.13 to 1.7.14.
  • Early Childhood Education and Care; Immigration and Citizenship; Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Issues and Marriage Equality from 1.7.14 to 25.5.15.
  • Immigration and Citizenship; Early Childhood Education and Care; Youth from 25.5.15 to 25.8.16.
  • Lifelong Learning (Early Childhood, Schools, VET and Higher Education); Finance and Trade; Water and Murray Darling Basin; Arts; Youth from 25.8.16.
Party positions
  • Delegate, Australian Greens State Council (SA).
  • Delegate, Australian Greens National Council and Conference 2005-08.
  • Convener, Young Greens 2005-07.
  • State Secretary, Australian Greens (SA) 2006.
  • Communications and media officer, Australian Greens (SA) 2006.
Personal
  • Born 23.12.1981, Melbourne, Vic.
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BSocSci (Adel).
  • Customer service, Adelaide Central Markets 2000-03.
  • Environment Officer, Students' Association of the University of Adelaide 2001-02.
  • President, Students' Association of the University of Adelaide 2003.
  • Bank teller, BankSA 2004.
  • Campaign manager (SA/NT), Amnesty International 2004-08.
  • Freelance writer and columnist from 2007.