Senator Louise Pratt

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Senator for Western Australia

Positions
Chair of Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee
Deputy Chair of Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

183 Great Eastern Highway
Belmont, WA, 6104

Postal address

PO Box 531
Belmont, WA, 6984

Telephone:
(08) 9277 1502
Fax:
(08) 9277 1509
Toll Free:
1300 545 179

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3189
Fax:
(02) 6277 5806

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • State: Elected to the Western Australian Legislative Council for East Metropolitan Region, 2001. Resigned 29.10.2007 to contest election to the Senate for Western Australia.
  • Federal: Elected to the Senate for Western Australia 2007. Defeated at general elections 2014. Elected to the Senate for Western Australia 2016.
Parliamentary positions
  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 28.9.10 to 30.6.14
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Senators' Interests from 1.7.2008 to 1.7.2011; Scrutiny of Bills from 13.5.2010 to 1.7.2011; Regulations and Ordinances from 21.6.2012 to 11.11.2013; Community Affairs: References from 1.9.2016.
  • Senate Select: Climate Policy from 18.3.2009 to 15.6.2009; Cyber-Safety from 27.6.2013 to 30.8.2013; Exposure Draft of the Marriage Amendment (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill from 1.12.2016.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Economics from 1.7.2008 to 14.5.2009; Environment, Communications and the Arts from 1.7.2008 to 14.5.2009; Economics: References from 14.5.2009 to 1.7.2011; Economics: Legislation from 14.5.2009 to 1.7.2011; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation from 30.9.2010 to 11.11.2013; Environment and Communications: References from 12.11.2013 to 30.6.2014; Economics: Legislation from 12.11.2013 to 30.6.2014; Economics: References from 12.11.2013 to 19.3.2014; Environment and Communications: Legislation from 12.11.2013 to 30.6.2014; Economics: References from 24.3.2014 to 30.6.2014; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation from 1.9.2016; Environment and Communications: References from 16.2.2017 to 6.3.2017 (Substitute member from 16.2.2017 to 6.3.2017); Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 16.8.2017.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 27.6.2012 to 5.8.2013.
  • Joint Standing: Treaties from 1.7.2008 to 1.7.2011; National Capital and External Territories from 30.9.2010 to 5.8.2013.
  • Joint Select: Cyber-Safety from 30.9.2010 to 24.6.2013; Australia's Clean Energy Future Legislation from 14.9.2011 to 7.10.2011; Gambling Reform from 21.6.2012 to 24.6.2013.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Water from 18.10.2013 to 30.6.2014.
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for Families and Communities from 23.7.2016 to 21.8.2018.
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for Universities from 21.8.2018.
Party positions
  • Member, ALP State Executive (WA)
  • Delegate, ALP State Conference (WA)
  • Secretary, WA Labor Women, 1995-96
  • Member, ALP State Administrative Committee (WA) 2001-05
  • Chair, Status of Women Caucus Committee, 2012-14
  • Delegate, ALP National Conference 2014
  • Convenor, National Rainbow Labor, 2014-16
Personal
  • Born 18.4.1972, Kalgoorlie, Australia.
  • Partner
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • B.A (UWA)
  • Member, Legislative Council (WA) 2001-07
  • Community services manager 2008
  • Communications and Engagement Manager, Shelter WA, 2015-16
Local government service
  • Elected to the Western Australian Legislative Council for East Metropolitan Region, 2001. Resigned 29.10.2007 to contest election to the Senate for Western Australia.
  • Secretary to Caucus from 31.7.2001 to 20.6.2005.
  • Deputy Chair of Committees from 24.5.2005 to 29.10.2007.