Senator Sarah Hanson-Young

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Senator for South Australia

Positions
Chair of Select Committee into Fair Dinkum Power
Party
Australian Greens
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Level 7, 147 Pirie Street
Adelaide, SA, 5000

Postal address

Level 7, 147 Pirie Street
Adelaide, SA, 5000

Telephone:
(08) 8227 0425
Fax:
(08) 8227 0426

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3430
Fax:
(02) 6277 5819

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for South Australia 2007. Re-elected 2013 and 2016.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Senators' Interests from 12.11.2013 to 9.5.2016; Treaties from 9.8.2017.
  • Senate Select: Recent Allegations relating to Conditions and Circumstances at the Regional Processing Centre in Nauru from 26.3.2015 to 31.8.2015; Future of Public Interest Journalism from 9.8.2017; Fair Dinkum Power from 15.11.2018 (Chair from 6.12.2018).
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 1.7.2008 to 14.5.2009; Finance and Public Administration from 16.9.2008 to 14.5.2009; Education, Employment and Workplace Relations: Legislation from 14.5.2009 to 5.7.2011; Education, Employment and Workplace Relations: References from 14.5.2009 to 5.7.2011; Education and Employment: Legislation from 3.12.2015 to 4.4.2016 (Substitute member from 3.12.2015 to 4.4.2016); Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation from 17.3.2016 to 9.5.2016 (Substitute member from 17.3.2016 to 9.5.2016); Education and Employment: Legislation from 1.9.2016 to 21.8.2018; Education and Employment: References from 1.9.2016 to 21.8.2018; Environment and Communications: References from 10.10.2016 to 11.5.2017 (Substitute member from 10.10.2016 to 11.5.2017); Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: References from 13.10.2016 to 7.2.2017 (Substitute member from 13.10.2016 to 7.2.2017); Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: References from 17.8.2017 (Substitute member from 17.8.2017); Environment and Communications: References from 19.10.2017 (Substitute member from 19.10.2017); Environment and Communications: Legislation from 24.10.2017 to 25.10.2017 (Substitute member from 24.10.2017 to 25.10.2017); Economics: References from 22.3.2018 to 14.8.2018 (Substitute member from 22.3.2018 to 14.8.2018); Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation from 19.9.2018 (Substitute member from 19.9.2018); Environment and Communications: References from 18.10.2018 (Substitute member from 18.10.2018); Economics: References from 6.12.2018 (Substitute member from 6.12.2018).
  • Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services from 11.10.2011 to 27.2.2012; Human Rights from 2.2.2017 to 3.2.2017.
  • Joint Standing: Migration from 27.8.2008 to 9.5.2016; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 4.12.2008 to 5.8.2013; National Capital and External Territories from 2.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Treaties from 1.9.2016 to 14.6.2017; National Broadband Network from 9.8.2017 to 7.12.2017.
  • Joint Select: Christmas Island Tragedy from 3.3.2011 to 29.6.2011; Australia's Immigration Detention Network from 16.6.2011 to 30.3.2012.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Australian Greens Party Room Chair from 1.7.2011.
  • Australian Greens Spokesperson on Immigration and Citizenship; Consumer Affairs; Water and the Murray-Darling Basin; Human Rights; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Issues; Youth; Childhood Education and Care; Tibet from 1.7.2011 to 1.7.2012.
  • Australian Greens Spokesperson on Consumer Affairs; Human Rights; Immigration and Citizenship; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Issues; Murray Darling Basin; Tibet; Water from 1.7.2012 to 11.11.2013.
  • Australian Greens Spokesperson on Immigration and Citizenship; Consumer Affairs; Water and the Murray Darling Basin; Human Rights; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Issues; Youth; Early Childhood Education and Care from 11.11.2013 to 1.7.2014.
  • Australian Greens Spokesperson on Early Childhood Education and Care; Immigration and Citizenship; Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Issues and Marriage Equality from 1.7.2014 to 25.5.2015.
  • Australian Greens Spokesperson on Immigration and Citizenship; Early Childhood Education and Care; Youth from 25.5.2015 to 25.8.2016.
  • Australian Greens Spokesperson on Lifelong Learning (Early Childhood, Schools, VET and Higher Education); Finance and Trade; Water and Murray Darling Basin; Arts; Youth from 25.8.2016.
Party positions
  • Delegate, Australian Greens State Council (SA)
  • Delegate, Australian Greens National Council and Conference 2005-08
  • Convener, Young Greens 2005-07
  • State Secretary, Australian Greens (SA) 2006
  • Communications and media officer, Australian Greens (SA) 2006
Personal
  • Born 23.12.1981, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • B.Soc.Sci (Adel)
  • Customer service, Adelaide Central Markets 2000-03
  • Environment Officer, Students' Association of the University of Adelaide 2001-02
  • President, Students' Association of the University of Adelaide 2003
  • Bank teller, BankSA 2004
  • Campaign manager (SA/NT), Amnesty International 2004-08
  • Freelance writer and columnist from 2007