Speeches Browse all speeches (Hansard) Biography Parliamentary service Elected to the Senate for South Australia 2001 (term began 1.7.2002). Retired prior to general elections 2007 (term ended 30.6.2008). Parliamentary positions Temporary Chair of Committees from 25.6.03 to 30.6.08. Committee service Senate Standing: Library from 1.7.02 to 1.7.05 and from 14.2.08 to 30.6.08; Publications from 1.7.02 to 1.7.05; Senators' Interests from 18.11.04 to 30.6.08. Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Legal and Constitutional: References Committee from 1.7.02 to 11.9.06 and Legislation Committee from 11.5.05 to 11.9.06; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 11.9.06 to 30.6.08; Employment, Workplace Relations and Education: References Committee from 18.11.04 to 1.7.05.Senate Select: Lindeberg Grievance from 1.4.04 to 16.11.04.Joint Standing: Migration from 1.7.02 to 6.12.06; Treaties from 1.7.02 to 31.8.04; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 1.12.04 to 30.6.08; Parliamentary Library from 14.2.08 to 30.6.08. Conferences, delegations and visits Elected Delegate to the Australian Constitutional Convention, February 1998.Member, Parliamentary Delegation to New Caledonia and Vanuatu, November 2003.Member, Parliamentary Delegation to China and bilateral visit to Mongolia, April 2005.Member, Parliamentary Delegation to the Cook Islands, October 2005.Member, Parliamentary Delegation to New Zealand, August 2006.Member, Parliamentary Delegation to India and the Philippines, September-October 2007.Member, Parliamentary Delegation to India and the Philippines, September-October 2007. Parliamentary party positions Deputy Opposition Whip in the Senate from 1.7.05 to 3.12.07. Party positions Member, ALP from 1988.Delegate, ALP State Council (SA) and State Conventions (SA).Member, ALP Government and Service Delivery and Industry, Infrastructure and Regional Development National Policy Committees 1997-98 and 1999-2000.Delegate, ALP National Conference 1998.Executive Member, Labor Women (SA) from 2001. Personal Born 24.5.1967, Adelaide, SA. Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament BEc, LLB(Hons) (Adel), LLM (Cantab).Lecturer, University of Adelaide. Local government service Councillor, Adelaide City Council 1998-2000.