Speeches First speech Browse all speeches (Hansard) Biography Parliamentary service Elected to the Senate for the Northern Territory 2013. Retired prior to general elections 2016. 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 9.5.2016; Publications from 1.7.2014 to 9.5.2016. Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Community Affairs: Legislation from 12.11.2013 to 12.11.2015; Community Affairs: References from 12.11.2013 to 12.11.2015; Education and Employment: References from 1.7.2014 to 12.11.2015; Finance and Public Administration: Legislation from 12.11.2015 to 9.5.2016; Finance and Public Administration: References from 12.11.2015 to 9.5.2016. Joint Select: Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (2015) from 4.12.2013 to 25.6.2015 (Deputy Chair from to 25.6.2015). Personal Born 25.2.1971, Darwin, AustraliaMarried Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament Member, Australian women's field hockey team (Hockeyroos) 1992-96 (winner, Gold Medal Team, Olympic Games, Atlanta, USA 1996).Member, Australian athletics team 1997-2001 (winner, Gold Medal 200m and 4x100m relay Commonwealth Games, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1998).Founder and patron, Nova Peris Girls' Academy, St Johns Catholic College, Darwin from 2012. Honours Young Australian of the Year, 26.01.1997.Medal of the Order of Australia, 26.01.1997.Australian Sports Medal, 22.06.2000. Publications Nova: my story: the autobiography of Nova Peris (with I Heads) ABC Books Sydney 2003.