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Former Senator Dee Margetts

Former Senator Dee Margetts

Former Senator

Party
Greens WA
Chamber
Senate

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for Western Australia 1993. Defeated at general elections 1998.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Selection of Bills from 20.5.1996 to 30.6.1999.
  • Senate Select: Dangers of Radioactive Waste from 23.3.1995 to 29.4.1996; Aircraft Noise in Sydney from 23.3.1995 to 30.11.1995; Uranium Mining and Milling from 8.5.1996 to 15.5.1997; Socio-Economic Consequences of the National Competition Policy from 8.7.1998 to 30.6.1999.
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 30.9.1993 to 9.11.1998.
Conferences, delegations and visits
  • Member, Official Delegation to South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Botswana, July 1994.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Australian Greens Whip in the Senate from 20.5.1996 to 30.6.1999.
Party positions
  • Spokesperson for the Greens (WA) on Economics from 1990.
  • Network Coordinator for the Greens (WA), 1993.
Personal
  • Born 5.3.1955, Fremantle, Australia
  • Single
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • DipEd (University of Western Australia).
  • BA(Hons) (University of East Anglia).
  • Receptionist, sales clerk, cashier, bar attendant.
  • Teacher and librarian from 1984 to 1988.
  • Lobbyist and Coordinator for People for Nuclear Disarmament from 1988 to 1991.