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)

Ground Floor
69 Best Street
Devonport, TAS, 7310

Postal address

PO Box 360
Devonport, TAS, 7310

Telephone:
(03) 6423 1933
Fax:
(03) 6423 3544
Toll Free:
1300 792 331

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; Abbott Government's Budget Cuts from 26.6.2014 to 11.8.2015; Wind Turbines from 1.12.2014 to 3.8.2015; Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures from 11.8.2015 to 9.5.2016; 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.
  • 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; Education and Employment: References from 14.8.2018 (Substitute member from 14.8.2018); 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.
  • 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.) from 18.10.2013 to 9.5.2016 .
  • (Opposition Whip in the Senate from 1.9.2016.) from 1.9.2016 to .
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