Senator Deborah O'Neill

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Senator for New South Wales

Positions
Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate
Chair of Standing Committee of Privileges
Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Suite 3.12, The Platinum Building
4 Ilya Avenue
Erina, NSW, 2250

Postal address

Suite 3.12, The Platinum Building, 4 Ilya Avenue
Erina, NSW, 2250

Telephone:
(02) 4367 4565
Fax:
(02) 4367 3506

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3882
Fax:
(02) 6277 5880

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Robertson, New South Wales, 2010. Defeated at general elections 2013. Chosen by the Parliament of New South Wales on 13.11.2013 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice Hon. R Carr (resigned). Chosen by the Parliament of New South Wales on 2.7.2014 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice Hon. R Carr (resigned). Elected to the Senate for New South Wales 2016.
Parliamentary positions
  • from 13.3.2012 to 5.8.2013 (Member, Speaker's Panel from 13.3.12 to 5.8.13).
  • from 7.7.2014 to 9.5.2016 (Temporary Chair of Committees from 7.7.14 to 9.5.16).
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Senators' Interests from 7.7.2014 to 9.5.2016; Senators' Interests from 1.9.2016; Environment and Communications: Legislation from 18.11.2016 to 18.11.2016 (Substitute member from 18.11.2016 to 18.11.2016); Privileges from 15.10.2018 (Chair from 14.2.2019); Appropriations, Staffing and Security from 3.4.2019; House from 3.4.2019; Procedure from 3.4.2019; Selection of Bills from 3.4.2019.
  • Senate Select: School Funding from 12.12.2013 to 30.6.2014; Health from 26.6.2014 to 30.6.2014; Health from 7.7.2014 to 9.5.2016 (Chair from 7.7.2014 to 9.5.2016); School Funding Investment from 4.2.2016 to 9.5.2016.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Education and Employment: Legislation from 7.7.2014 to 9.5.2016; Education and Employment: References from 7.7.2014 to 9.5.2016; Education and Employment: References from 1.9.2016 to 8.11.2016; Education and Employment: Legislation from 1.9.2016 to 8.11.2016; Environment and Communications: Legislation from 20.11.2017 to 24.11.2017 (Substitute member from 20.11.2017 to 24.11.2017); Community Affairs: References from 22.3.2018 (Substitute member from 22.3.2018).
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 25.10.2010 to 5.8.2013; Corporations and Financial Services from 14.3.2012 to 5.8.2013; Corporations and Financial Services from 15.7.2014 to 9.5.2016; Corporations and Financial Services from 12.9.2016 to 13.2.2019.
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 7.7.2014 to 9.5.2016; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 12.9.2016 to 15.2.2018; Electoral Matters from 12.9.2016 to 15.9.2016; National Broadband Network from 15.9.2016.
  • Joint Select: Northern Australia from 9.12.2013 to 30.6.2014; Northern Australia from 27.8.2014 to 9.5.2016.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Education and Employment from 25.10.2010 to 5.8.2013; Health and Ageing from 25.10.2010 to 5.8.2013.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for Innovation from 14.9.2016 to 2.6.2019.
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for Mental Health from 14.9.2016 to 2.6.2019.
  • Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate from 15.2.2019 to 2.6.2019.
Party positions
  • President of the Australian Labor Party Terrigal State Electorate Committee.
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party Health Policy Committee (NSW).
  • Delegate to the Australian Labor Party State Conference (NSW) from 1996.
  • Delegate to the Australian Labor Party National Conference, 2007.
  • Delegate to the Australian Labor Party National Conference, 2009.
Personal
  • Born 4.6.1961, Parramatta, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA (University of Sydney and University of New England)
  • MA (Australian Catholic University)
  • DipT (Australian Catholic University)
  • GradDipLitEd (Deakin University)
  • High school teacher
  • Lecturer, School of Education, University of Newcastle Central Coast Campus