Senator Rachel Siewert

Senator for Western Australia

Positions
Australian Greens Whip
Party
Australian Greens
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

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 Senator Rachel Siewert

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

Alternative URL

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

State/Territory

WA map

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for Western Australia 2004 (term began 1.7.2005), 2010 and 2016.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Selection of Bills from 9.8.05 to 9.5.16; Procedure from 1.7.08 to 3.2.09, from 15.6.10 to 19.6.12, from 14.8.12 to 9.5.16 and from 1.9.16; Scrutiny of Bills from 22.9.08 to 9.5.16; Senators' Interests from 25.10.10 to 5.7.11; Community Affairs Legislation from 1.9.16; Community Affairs References from 1.9.16 (Chair from 1.9.16).
  • 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 to 9.5.16; 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 to 9.5.16 (Chair from 2.12.13 to 9.5.16); 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 to 9.5.16 and from 12.9.16
  • Joint Select: Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples from 29.11.12 to 25.6.15; DisabilityCare Australia from 18.6.13 to 5.8.13; Northern Australia from 10.12.13 to 9.5.16.
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 to 25.5.15.
  • Family, Ageing, Community and Disability Services; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs; Agriculture and Rural Affairs; Marine from 25.5.15 to 25.8.16.
  • Family and Community Services; Ageing; Disability Services; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Issues; and Mental Health from 25.8.16.
Party positions
  • State Delegate (WA), National Greens Conference 2001-04.
  • Coconvener, The Greens (WA) 2002-04.
Personal
  • Born 4.11.1961, Sydney, NSW.
  • Single.
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.
Honours
  • Bessie Rischbieth Conservation Award 2003.
  • Leadership Award, Suicide Prevention Australia 2014.
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.