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Senator Jess Walsh

Senator Jess Walsh

Senator for VIC

Positions
Chair of Economics Legislation Committee
Deputy Chair of Economics References Committee
Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

240-250 Lygon Street
Brunswick East, VIC, 3057

Postal address

PO Box 233
Brunswick East, VIC, 3057

Telephone:
(03) 9381 5448

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3744

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for Victoria 2019.
Parliamentary positions
  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 4.2.2020.
Committee service
  • Joint Standing: National Broadband Network served from 22.7.2019 to 11.4.2022; Migration served from 22.7.2019 to 23.7.2019; Trade and Investment Growth served from 28.7.2022 to present
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit served from 4.7.2019 to 11.4.2022; Law Enforcement served from 28.7.2022 to present; Intelligence and Security served from 6.9.2022 to present
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Economics: References served from 2.7.2019 to 25.7.2022; Economics: Legislation served from 16.3.2021 to 25.7.2022; Economics: Legislation served from 28.7.2022 to 4.8.2022; Economics: Legislation served as Chair from 4.8.2022 to present; Economics: References served as Deputy Chair from 4.8.2022 to present
  • Senate Select: Australia as a Technology and Financial Centre served from 19.9.2019 to 20.10.2021; Temporary Migration served from 5.12.2019 to 1.9.2021; Job Security served from 10.12.2020 to 30.3.2022
  • Senate Standing: Publications served from 2.7.2019 to 25.7.2022; Scrutiny of Bills served from 28.7.2022 to present; Privileges served from 28.7.2022 to present
Party positions
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party from 2005.
  • Delegate to the Australian Labor Party State Conference (Victorian Branch) from 2006 to 2018.
  • Delegate to the Australian Labor Party National Conference, 2015.
  • Delegate to the Australian Labor Party National Conference, 2018.
Personal
  • Born 16.5.1971, Melbourne, Australia
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA(Hons) (University of Melbourne).
  • MA (University of Southern California).
  • PhD (University of Melbourne).
  • Research Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, John Hopkins University (USA) from 1998 to 1999.
  • Research Fellow at the Economic Policy Institute, Washington DC (USA) from 1999 to 2000.
  • Researcher and Organiser for United Voice (Vic.) from 2002 to 2006.
  • Assistant Secretary of United Voice (Vic.) from 2006 to 2007.
  • Secretary of United Voice (Vic.) from 2007 to 2019.

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