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
  • Elected to the Senate for Western Australia 2007. Defeated at general elections 2014. (term ended 2014-06-30). Elected to the Senate for Western Australia 2016. (term began 2016-07-02).
Parliamentary positions
  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 28.9.10 to 30.6.14
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Senators' Interests from 01.07.2008 to 01.07.2011; Scrutiny of Bills from 13.05.2010 to 01.07.2011; Regulations and Ordinances from 21.06.2012 to 11.11.2013; Community Affairs: References from 01.09.2016.
  • Senate Select: Senators' Interests from 01.07.2008 to 01.07.2011; Scrutiny of Bills from 13.05.2010 to 01.07.2011; Regulations and Ordinances from 21.06.2012 to 11.11.2013; Community Affairs: References from 01.09.2016.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Senators' Interests from 01.07.2008 to 01.07.2011; Scrutiny of Bills from 13.05.2010 to 01.07.2011; Regulations and Ordinances from 21.06.2012 to 11.11.2013; Community Affairs: References from 01.09.2016.
  • Joint Statutory: Senators' Interests from 01.07.2008 to 01.07.2011; Scrutiny of Bills from 13.05.2010 to 01.07.2011; Regulations and Ordinances from 21.06.2012 to 11.11.2013; Community Affairs: References from 01.09.2016.
  • Joint Standing: Senators' Interests from 01.07.2008 to 01.07.2011; Scrutiny of Bills from 13.05.2010 to 01.07.2011; Regulations and Ordinances from 21.06.2012 to 11.11.2013; Community Affairs: References from 01.09.2016.
  • Joint Select: Senators' Interests from 01.07.2008 to 01.07.2011; Scrutiny of Bills from 13.05.2010 to 01.07.2011; Regulations and Ordinances from 21.06.2012 to 11.11.2013; Community Affairs: References from 01.09.2016.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Water from 18.10.13 to 30.6.14
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for Families and Communities from 23.07.16 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 18.04.1972, 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 from 10.2.2001 to 29.10.2007, when resigned
  • Secretary to Caucus from 31.7.01 to 20.6.05
  • Deputy Chair of Committees from 24.5.05 to 29.10.07