Senator Janet Rice

Senator for Victoria

Positions
Chair of Environment and Communications References Committee
Deputy Chair of Environment and Communications Legislation Committee
Party
Australian Greens
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

240 Sydney Road
Coburg, VIC, 3058

Postal address

240 Sydney Road
Coburg, VIC, 3058

Telephone:
(03) 9384 6199
Fax:
(03) 9384 6399

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3225
Fax:
(02) 6277 5717

Connect with Senator Janet Rice

Email
senator.rice@aph.gov.au
Social media

Contact form

Websites
Personal website

Alternative URL

https://www.aph.gov.au/Senator_Rice

State/Territory

VIC map

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for Victoria 2013 (term began 1.7.2014) and 2016.
Committee service
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Finance and Public Administration: Legislation and References Committees from 7.7.14 to 9.5.16, substitute member References from 20.3.17 to 9.6.17 and from 16.8.17; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation and References from 1.9.16; Substitute member Economics References from 22.6.17 to 14.9.17; Substitute member Environment and Communications References from 15.6.17.
  • Senate Select: Health from 17.9.15 to 9.5.16.
  • Senate Standing: Scrutiny of Bills from 1.9.16.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Australian Greens Portfolios: Forests; Tourism; Transport and Infrastructure from 1.7.14 to 25.5.15.
  • Transport and Infrastructure; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Marriage Equality; Forests; Tourism from 25.5.15 to 15.9.15.
  • Transport and Infrastructure; Forests; Tourism; Mental Health from 15.9.15 to 25.8.16.
  • Transport and Infrastructure; Forests; Gender identities and Intersex issues; LGBTIQ; Agriculture and Rural Affairs from 25.8.16.
Party positions
  • Founding member, Australian Greens (Vic.) 1992.
  • Member, Australian Greens State Council (Vic.) from 1992.
  • Executive Member, Australian Greens (Vic.) 1992-2004.
  • Australian Delegate, Global Greens Congress 2001, 2008 and 2012.
  • Life Member, Australian Greens (Vic.) from 2002.
  • Co-convener, Australian Greens (Vic.) 2003-04.
Personal
  • Born 18.11.1960, Altona, Vic.
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BSc(Hons)(Melb.).
  • Environment campaigner, Conservation Council of Victoria and East Gippsland Coalition 1983-90.
  • Water Policy Officer, Dept of Water Resources (Vic.) 1985-86.
  • Senior Consultant, Context Pty Ltd 1991 and 1997-2002.
  • Ride to Work Coordinator, Bicycle Victoria 1993-97.
  • Principal Consultant, Janet Rice Facilitation and Community Involvement 2003-14.
  • Campaign manager, Australian Greens (Vic.) and C Hartland MLC (Vic.) 2008-10.
  • Strategic Transport Planner 2011-12.
Local government service
  • Councillor, City of Maribyrnong 2003-08; Mayor 2005-06.
  • Chair, Metropolitan Transport Forum 2004-08.
  • Board Member, Victorian Local Governance Association 2005-08; Vice-President 2007-08.