Senator Larissa Waters

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Senator for Queensland

Party
Australian Greens
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Level 1
251 Given Terrace
Paddington, QLD, 4064

Postal address

Locked bag 3004
Paddington, QLD, 4064

Telephone:
(07) 3367 0566
Fax:
(07) 3367 0577

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3684
Fax:

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for Queensland 2010. Re-elected 2016. Resigned 18.7.2017. (election ruled void 27.10.2017 under section 44 of the Constitution; ruled ineligible from 2.7.2016) Chosen by the Parliament of Queensland on 6.9.2018 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice A Bartlett (resigned).
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Senators' Interests from 5.7.2011 to 11.11.2013.
  • Senate Select: Certain Aspects of Queensland Government Administration related to Commonwealth Government Affairs from 2.10.2014 to 27.3.2015.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Environment and Communications: Legislation from 5.7.2011 to 9.5.2016; Environment and Communications: References from 5.7.2011 to 9.5.2016; Education and Employment: Legislation from 15.10.2015 to 30.11.2016 (Substitute member from 15.10.2015 to 30.11.2016); Finance and Public Administration: References from 26.11.2015 to 24.8.2016 (Substitute member from 26.11.2015 to 24.8.2016); Environment and Communications: References from 1.9.2016 to 7.2.2017; Environment and Communications: Legislation from 1.9.2016 to 7.2.2017; Economics: References from 15.6.2017 to 18.7.2017 (Substitute member from 15.6.2017 to 18.7.2017); Education and Employment: Legislation from 13.9.2018 to 12.10.2018 (Substitute member from 13.9.2018 to 12.10.2018).
  • Joint Statutory: Human Rights from 3.2.2017 to 4.2.2017.
  • Joint Standing: Northern Australia from 12.9.2016 to 18.7.2017; Northern Australia from 11.9.2018; Electoral Matters from 20.9.2018 to 30.10.2018; Electoral Matters from 1.11.2018.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Australian Greens Spokesperson on Environment and Biodiversity; Women; Resources, Mining and Coal Seam Gas from 1.7.2014 to 25.5.2015.
  • Co-Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens from 6.5.2015 to 18.7.2017.
  • Australian Greens Spokesperson on Climate Change, Resources, Mining and Coal Seam Gas; Environment and Biodiversity; Women from 25.5.2015 to 15.9.2015.
  • Australian Greens Spokesperson on Climate Change and Resources; Environment and Biodiversity; Women from 15.9.2015 to 25.8.2016.
  • Australian Greens Spokesperson on Environment and Biodiversity; Mining and Resources; Women; Gambling; and Tourism from 25.8.2016 to 18.7.2017.
Party positions
  • Convener, Queensland Greens North Brisbane Branch 2006-07
  • Spokesperson on Environment and Justice, Queensland Greens 2007-09
  • Lead Spokesperson, Queensland Greens from 2009
Personal
  • Born 8.2.1977, Winnipeg, Canada.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • B.Sc(Griffith)
  • LL.B (Hons)(Griffith)
  • Grad.Dip.Legal.Prac (College of Law, NSW)
  • Legal researcher, Land and Resources Tribunal 2000-01
  • Graduate lawyer, Freehills 2001-02
  • Community environmental lawyer, Environmental Defender's Office (Qld) 2002-11