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Former Senator Sam Dastyari

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Former Senator

Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
Senate

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Chosen by the Parliament of New South Wales on 21.8.2013 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice Hon. M Thistlethwaite (resigned). Elected to the Senate for New South Wales 2016. Resigned 25.1.2018.
Parliamentary positions
  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 7.7.2014 to 9.5.2016.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Regulations and Ordinances from 12.11.2013 to 12.11.2015; Procedure from 1.9.2016 to 12.9.2016; Selection of Bills from 1.9.2016 to 12.9.2016; Selection of Bills from 8.2.2017 to 25.1.2018; Publications from 16.2.2017 to 25.1.2018.
  • Senate Select: Abbott Government's Commission of Audit from 12.12.2013 to 18.6.2014; Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures (formerly Abbott Government's Budget Cuts) from 26.6.2014 to 25.2.2016; Health from 11.12.2015 to 11.12.2015 (Substitute member from 11.12.2015 to 11.12.2015); School Funding Investment from 4.2.2016 to 9.5.2016 (Chair from 4.2.2016 to 9.5.2016); Red Tape from 10.11.2016 to 30.3.2017; Future of Public Interest Journalism from 11.5.2017 to 6.12.2017.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Economics: References from 12.11.2013 to 9.5.2016 (Chair from 1.7.2014 to 9.5.2016); Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: References from 12.11.2013 to 9.5.2016; Economics: Legislation from 1.7.2014 to 9.5.2016 (Deputy Chair from 1.7.2014 to 9.5.2016); Environment and Communications: Legislation from 20.10.2015 to 20.10.2015 (Substitute member from 20.10.2015 to 20.10.2015); Environment and Communications: Legislation from 30.11.2015 to 9.5.2016; Environment and Communications: Legislation from 9.2.2016 to 9.2.2016 (Substitute member from 9.2.2016 to 9.2.2016); Environment and Communications: References from 1.9.2016 to 25.1.2018; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: References from 1.9.2016 to 8.11.2016; Economics: References from 1.9.2016 to 25.1.2018; Community Affairs: Legislation from 10.10.2016 to 15.2.2017.
  • Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services from 4.12.2013 to 1.7.2014.
  • Joint Standing: Migration from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Migration from 12.9.2016 to 25.1.2018; Treaties from 8.11.2016 to 25.1.2018.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Opposition Deputy Whip in the Senate from 3.2.2017 to 29.11.2017.
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition from 13.10.2015 to 23.7.2016.
  • Deputy Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate from 13.10.2015 to 9.5.2016.
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Youth from 13.10.2015 to 23.7.2016.
  • Shadow Minister for Consumer Affairs from 23.7.2016 to 7.9.2016.
  • Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate from 23.7.2016 to 7.9.2016.
Party positions
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party from 2000.
  • Delegate to the Australian Labor Party State Conference (NSW) from 2003.
  • President of Young Labor (NSW), 2005.
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party Administrative Committee (NSW), 2005.
  • Secretary of the Australian Labor Party Drummoyne State Electorate Council, 2006.
  • Delegate to the Australian Labor Party National Conference, 2007.
  • Secretary of the Australian Labor Party Lowe Federal Electorate Council, 2008.
  • Organiser of the Australian Labor Party State Branch (NSW) from 2008 to 2009.
  • Delegate to the Australian Labor Party National Conference, 2009.
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party Administrative Committee (NSW) from 2010 to 2013.
  • General Secretary of the Australian Labor Party State Branch (NSW) from 2010 to 2013.
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party National Executive from 2010 to 2013.
  • Delegate to the Australian Labor Party National Conference, 2011.
Personal
  • Born 28.7.1983, Sari, Iran
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA (Macquarie University).