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Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells

Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells

Senator for New South Wales

Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Suite 1, Level 2,
6-8 Regent Street,
Wollongong, NSW, 2500

Postal address

PO Box 886
Wollongong, NSW, 2520

Telephone:
(02) 4226 1700
Fax:
(02) 4226 1733
Local Call*:
1300 735 268

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Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3098
Fax:
(02) 6277 5908

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Chosen by the Parliament of New South Wales on 5.5.2005 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice J Tierney (resigned). Elected to the Senate for New South Wales 2004. Re-elected 2010 and 2016.
Parliamentary positions
  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 26.6.2008 to 19.9.2008.
  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 2.7.2019.
Ministerial appointments
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services from 18.9.2013 to 21.9.2015.
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney-General from 28.5.2015 to 21.9.2015.
  • Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs from 21.9.2015 to 18.2.2016.
  • Minister for International Development and the Pacific from 18.2.2016 to 22.8.2018.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation (formerly Regulations and Ordinances) from 9.2.2006 to 11.2.2008; Privileges from 10.9.2018; Publications from 10.9.2018 to 1.7.2019; Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation (formerly Regulations and Ordinances) from 2.7.2019.
  • Senate Select: Fuel and Energy from 26.6.2008 to 12.11.2008.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Legal and Constitutional Affairs: References from 6.9.2005 to 11.9.2006 (Deputy Chair from 14.9.2005 to 11.9.2006); Finance and Public Administration from 11.9.2006 to 24.11.2008; Community Affairs from 12.9.2006 to 9.5.2007; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation from 10.9.2018; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: References from 15.11.2018 to 14.2.2019 (Substitute member from 15.11.2018 to 14.2.2019).
  • Joint Statutory: Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 23.3.2007 to 15.10.2008; Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 12.5.2010 to 27.10.2010; Law Enforcement (formerly National Crime Authority from 15.6.1984 to 1.1.2003 and Australian Crime Commission from 1.1.2003 to 24.11.2010) from 2.7.2019 to 30.7.2019.
  • Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 26.2.2007 to 11.3.2008; Migration from 4.2.2009 to 22.6.2009; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 10.9.2018 to 11.4.2019; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 22.7.2019.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration from 22.9.2008 to 8.12.2009.
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate from 22.9.2008 to 8.12.2009.
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Citizenship from 10.11.2008 to 8.12.2009.
  • Shadow Minister for Ageing from 8.12.2009 to 18.9.2013.
  • Shadow Minister for Mental Health from 14.9.2010 to 18.9.2013.
Party positions
  • Delegate to the Liberal Party State Council (NSW) from 1995.
  • President of the Liberal Party Italian Special Branch (NSW) from 1995.
  • Metropolitan Representative of the Liberal Party State Executive (NSW) from 1996 to 1997.
  • Member of the Liberal Party Constitutional Standing Committee from 1996 to 1997.
  • Delegate to the Liberal Party Federal Council from 2000 to 2002.
  • Urban Representative to the Liberal Party State Executive (NSW), 2003.
  • Urban Representative to the Liberal Party State Executive (NSW) from 2003 to 2004.
  • Member of the Liberal Party Constitutional Standing Committee, 2003.
  • Member of the Liberal Party Constitutional Standing Committee from 2003 to 2004.
Other positions
  • Member of the Red Cross Fundraising Committee, mid-1990s.
  • Member of Zonta International (East Sydney Region), mid-1990s.
  • Assistant Secretary of the Marco Polo Association, early 1980s.
  • Founding Member of the Unanderra Retirement Village Board, 1986.
  • Representative for Australia to General Council of Italians Abroad from 1990 to 1998.
  • Member, Co.As.It. from 1994 to 2005.
  • Member of the Ministerial Advisory Council on the Global Cultural Diversity Conference, 1995.
  • Chairman of the Multicultural Committee of Australians for Constitutional Monarchy, from 1996 to 1997.
  • Coalition Nominee to the Sydney Olympic Games Multicultural Advisory Committee from 1996 to 2000.
  • President of Com.It.Es (NSW) from 1998 to 2000.
  • President of the Newport Progress Association from 1998 to 2004.
  • Member of the Youth Off The Streets Board from 1999 to 2002.
  • Chairman of the Youth Off The Streets Board from 2002 to 2004.
Personal
  • Born 20.5.1960, Wollongong, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA (Australian National University).
  • LLB (Australian National University).
  • Articled Clerk and Solicitor at Macphillamny, Cummins and Gibson from 1983 to 1984.
  • Legal officer at the Australian Government Solicitor (ACT) from 1984 to 1986.
  • Legal Officer and Senior Legal Officer at the Australian Government Solicitor (NSW) from 1986 to 1990.
  • Acting Principal Legal Officer at the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service, 1990.
  • Policy Adviser to the Hon. J Carlton, MP from 1990 to 1993.
  • Senior Private Secretary to the Premier, the Hon. J Fahey, MLA (NSW) from 1993 to 1994.
  • Senior Lawyer at the Australian Government Solicitor from 1994 to 2004.
  • Consultant at Minter Ellison Lawyers from 2003 to 2004.
Honours
  • Awarded Knight of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic 1998.
  • Community Service Award, Pittwater City Council 2002.