Senator Rachel Siewert

Senator for Western Australia

Positions
Australian Greens Whip
Party
Australian Greens
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Unit 11, Level 2
440 William Street
Perth, WA, 6000

Postal address

Unit 11, Level 2, 440 William Street
Perth, WA, 6000

Telephone:
(08) 9228 3277
Toll Free:
1300 881 218

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3587
Fax:
(02) 6277 5762

Connect with Senator Rachel Siewert

Email
senator.siewert@aph.gov.au
Websites
Personal website
Party website

Alternative URL

https://www.aph.gov.au/Senator_Siewert

State/Territory

WA map

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for Western Australia 2004 (term began 1.7.2005), 2010 and 2016.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Selection of Bills from 9.8.05 to 9.5.16; Procedure from 1.7.08 to 3.2.09, from 15.6.10 to 19.6.12, from 14.8.12 to 9.5.16 and from 1.9.16; Scrutiny of Bills from 22.9.08 to 9.5.16; Senators' Interests from 25.10.10 to 5.7.11; Community Affairs Legislation from 1.9.16; Community Affairs References from 1.9.16 (Chair from 1.9.16).
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts: Legislation Committee from 5.10.05 to 11.9.06; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: References Committee from 7.11.05 to 11.9.06 and Legislation Committee from 14.5.09 to 9.5.16; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport from 11.9.06 to 23.8.08; Community Affairs from 1.7.08 to 14.5.09; Community Affairs: Legislation and References Committees from 14.5.09 to 9.5.16 (Chair from 2.12.13 to 9.5.16); Finance and Public Administration: Legislation and References Committees from 14.5.09 to 5.7.11, substitute member, References from 13.10.16 to 28.11.16 and from 23.3.17 to 14.12.17; Subsitute member, Education and Employment Legislation from 10.11.16 to 28.11.16; Subsitute member, Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References from 10.11.16 to 15.8.17.
  • Senate Select: Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities from 20.3.08 to 24.9.10.
  • Joint Statutory: Native Title and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Account from 1.7.05 to 23.3.06; Corporations and Financial Services from 23.8.12 to 28.2.13.
  • Joint Standing: National Disability Insurance Scheme from 3.12.13 to 9.5.16 and from 12.9.16
  • Joint Select: Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples from 29.11.12 to 25.6.15; DisabilityCare Australia from 18.6.13 to 5.8.13; Northern Australia from 10.12.13 to 9.5.16; Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse from 22.6.17.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Australian Greens Whip from 9.8.05.
  • Australian Greens Portfolios: Family; Community and Disability Services; Fisheries and Marine; Ageing; Indigenous Affairs and Indigenous Health; Agriculture; the Kimberley and Northern Australia; Natural Resource Management from 1.7.11 to 1.7.12.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Issues; Ageing; Agriculture; Family; Community and Disability Services; Fisheries and Marine; Native Title; Natural Resource Management; the Kimberley and Northern Australia from 1.7.12 to 11.11.13.
  • Family, Community and Disability Services; Marine, Fisheries and Whaling; Ageing; Indigenous Affairs; Indigenous Health and Native Title; Agriculture; the Kimberley and Northern Australia; Natural Resource Management from 11.11.13 to 1.7.14.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Issues; Agriculture and Rural Affairs; Family; Ageing; Community and Disability Services; Marine from 1.7.14 to 25.5.15.
  • Family, Ageing, Community and Disability Services; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs; Agriculture and Rural Affairs; Marine from 25.5.15 to 25.8.16.
  • Family and Community Services; Ageing; Disability Services; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Issues; and Mental Health from 25.8.16.
Party positions
  • State Delegate (WA), National Greens Conference 2001-04.
  • Coconvener, The Greens (WA) 2002-04.
Personal
  • Born 4.11.1961, Sydney, NSW.
  • Single.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BSc(Agric)(UWA).
  • Research officer, Department of Agriculture (WA) 1984-87.
  • Coordinator, Conservation Council of WA 1987-2004.
Honours
  • Bessie Rischbieth Conservation Award 2003.
  • Leadership Award, Suicide Prevention Australia 2014.
Publications
  • Towards sustainability, WA: Conservation Council of WA, 1990.
  • Management Ramsar wetlands, WA: Conservation Council of WA, 1996.
  • To drain or not to drain, WA: Dee Margetts, MLC, 2005.