Senator Helen Polley

Helen Polley

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Senator for Tasmania

Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
Senate

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Contact details

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3129
Fax:
(02) 6277 5753

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

'The Charles', Suite 101
287 Charles Street
Launceston, TAS, 7250

Postal address
PO Box 1223
Launceston, TAS, 7250

Telephone:
(03) 6331 2599
Fax:
(03) 6331 2588
Toll Free:
1300 134 923

Connect with Helen Polley

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

Alternative URL

www.aph.gov.au/Senator_Polley

Biography

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Parliamentary service

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

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Parliamentary positions

  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 28.9.10 to 11.11.13.

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Committee service

  • Senate Standing: Library from 1.7.05 to 7.12.05; Publications from 1.7.05 to 28.2.07; Procedure from 12.11.13 to 11.2.14; Scrutiny of Bills from 12.11.13.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Community Affairs: Legislation and References Committees from 1.7.05 to 11.9.06; Community Affairs from 11.9.06 to 30.6.08; Finance and Public Administration from 12.2.08 (Chair from 13.2.08) to 14.5.09; Finance and Public Administration: Legislation and References Committees from 14.5.09 to 11.11.13 (Chair, Legislation Committee from 14.5.09 to 11.11.13).
  • Senate Select: State Government Financial Management from 14.2.08 to 18.9.08.
  • Joint Statutory: Australian Crime Commission from 1.7.05 to 25.11.10; Law Enforcement from 25.11.10 to 5.8.13.
  • Joint Standing: Migration from 6.12.06 to 30.6.08; Electoral Matters from 30.9.10 to 5.8.13.

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Conferences, delegations and visits

  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Taiwan, September 2006.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to the Cook Islands, New Zealand and Fiji, November 2006.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to New Zealand, April 2008.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Chile, Colombia and Argentina, August 2008.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Indonesia and Tonga, September-October 2011.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Deputy Government Whip in the Senate from 27.9.10 to 18.9.13.
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Aged Care from 18.10.13.

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Party positions

  • Delegate, ALP State Conference (Tas) from 1984.
  • President, ALP (Tas) 1992-95.
  • Delegate, ALP National Conference.
  • Member, ALP Administrative Committee (Tas).

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Personal

  • Born 9.2.1957, Ulverstone, Tas.
  • Married.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • Diploma in Business Administration, Launceston Business College.
  • Adviser to the State Premier (Tas), the Hon. JA Bacon, MHA 1998-2004.
  • Adviser to the State Premier (Tas), the Hon. PA Lennon, MHA 2004.

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