Speeches First speech Browse all speeches (Hansard) Biography Parliamentary service Elected to the Senate for Queensland 2010 (term began 1.7.2011) and 2016. Resigned 18.7.17. Committee service Senate Standing: Senators' Interests from 5.7.11 to 11.11.13.Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Environment and Communications: Legislation and References Committees from 5.7.11 to 9.5.16 and from 1.9.16 to 7.2.17; Substitute member, Education and Employment Legislation from 15.09.16 to 30.11.16; Substitute member, Economics References from 15.6.17.Senate Select: Certain Aspects of Queensland Government Administration related to Commonwealth Government Affairs from 2.10.14 to 27.3.15.Joint Standing: Northern Australia from 12.9.16 to 18.7.17.Joint Statutory: Human Rights from 3.2.17 to 4.2.17. Parliamentary party positions Co-Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens from 6.5.15 to 18.7.17.Australian Greens portfolios: Environment and Biodiversity; Women; Resources, Mining and Coal Seam Gas from 1.7.14 to 25.5.15.Climate Change, Resources, Mining and Coal Seam Gas; Environment and Biodiversity; Women from 25.5.15 to 15.9.15.Climate Change and Resources; Environment and Biodiversity; Women from 15.9.15 to 25.8.16.Environment and Biodiversity; Mining and Resources; Women; Gambling; and Tourism from 25.8.16 to 18.7.17. Party positions Lead Spokesperson, Queensland Greens from 2009.Spokesperson on Environment and Justice, Queensland Greens 2007-09.Convener, Queensland Greens North Brisbrane Branch 2006-07. Personal Born 8.2.1977, Winnipeg, Canada. Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament BSc, LLB (Hons)(Griffith).GradDipLegalPrac (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.