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Senator Anne Urquhart

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Senator for Tasmania

Positions
Opposition Whip in the Senate
Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

1-3 Rooke Street
Devonport, TAS, 7310

Postal address

PO Box 360
Devonport, TAS, 7310

Telephone:
(03) 6423 1933
Fax:
(03) 6423 3544
Local Call*:
61131300 079 33

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Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3434
Fax:

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for Tasmania 2010. Re-elected 2016.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Regulations and Ordinances from 1.7.2011 to 21.9.2011; Privileges from 1.7.2011 to 9.5.2016; Privileges from 1.9.2016 to 1.12.2016; House from 1.9.2016; Procedure from 1.9.2016 to 14.9.2016; Senators' Interests from 2.7.2019.
  • Senate Select: Australia's Food Processing Sector from 1.7.2011 to 16.8.2012; School Funding from 12.12.2013 to 9.7.2014; Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures (formerly Abbott Government's Budget Cuts) from 26.6.2014 to 9.5.2016; Wind Turbines from 1.12.2014 to 3.8.2015; Murray-Darling Basin Plan from 8.12.2015 to 9.12.2015 (Substitute member from 8.12.2015 to 9.12.2015); Resilience of Electricity Infrastructure in a Warming World from 10.11.2016 to 7.4.2017.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Economics: Legislation from 1.7.2011 to 11.11.2013; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: Legislation from 1.7.2011 to 27.6.2012; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: References from 6.7.2011 to 27.6.2012; Community Affairs: References from 12.11.2013 to 6.3.2014; Education and Employment: References from 12.11.2013 to 7.7.2014; Environment and Communications: Legislation from 12.11.2013 to 9.5.2016; Environment and Communications: References from 1.7.2014 to 9.5.2016 (Chair from 9.7.2014 to 9.5.2016); Environment and Communications: References from 1.9.2016; Environment and Communications: Legislation from 1.9.2016 to 5.12.2019; Education and Employment: References from 14.8.2018 to 14.2.2019 (Substitute member from 14.8.2018 to 14.2.2019); Community Affairs: References from 2.7.2019.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Works from 1.7.2011 to 11.11.2013; Corporations and Financial Services from 27.6.2012 to 5.8.2013.
  • Joint Standing: Treaties from 1.7.2011 to 21.6.2012; National Disability Insurance Scheme from 1.7.2014 to 9.5.2016; National Broadband Network from 15.9.2016 to 1.7.2019.
  • Joint Select: Australia's Clean Energy Future Legislation from 14.9.2011 to 7.10.2011; DisabilityCare Australia from 18.6.2013 to 5.8.2013.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Opposition Deputy Whip in the Senate from 18.10.2013 to 9.5.2016.
  • Opposition Whip in the Senate from 1.9.2016.
Party positions
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party Administrative Committee (Tas.).
  • Secretary of the Australian Labor Party Brighton-Bridgewater Branch.
  • Delegate to the Australian Labor Party State Conference (Tas.).
  • Delegate to the Australian Labor Party National Conference.
  • Vice-President of the Australian Labor Party State Branch (Tas.) from 2004.
Personal
  • Born 18.10.1957, Latrobe, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Process worker 1979-90.
  • Organiser, Food Preservers' Union 1990-98.
  • President, Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union (Tas.) 1998-2004.
  • Secretary, Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union (Tas.) 2004-10.