Senator Sarah Hanson-Young

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Senator for South Australia

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. (term ended 30.06.2014). Re-elected 2013 (term began 01.07.2014). 2016.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Senators' Interests from 12.11.2013 to 09.05.2016; Treaties from 09.08.2017.
  • Senate Select: Recent Allegations relating to Conditions and Circumstances at the Regional Processing Centre in Nauru from 26.03.2015 to 31.08.2015; Future of Public Interest Journalism from 09.08.2017.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 01.07.2008 to 14.05.2009; Finance and Public Administration from 16.09.2008 to 14.05.2009; Education, Employment and Workplace Relations: Legislation from 14.05.2009 to 05.07.2011; Education, Employment and Workplace Relations: References from 14.05.2009 to 05.07.2011; Education and Employment: Legislation from 03.12.2015 to 04.04.2016 (Substitute member from 03.12.2015 to 04.04.2016); Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation from 17.03.2016 to 09.05.2016 (Substitute member from 17.03.2016 to 09.05.2016); Education and Employment: Legislation from 01.09.2016 to 21.08.2018; Education and Employment: References from 01.09.2016 to 21.08.2018; Environment and Communications: References from 10.10.2016 to 11.05.2017 (Substitute member from 10.10.2016 to 11.05.2017); Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: References from 13.10.2016 to 07.02.2017 (Substitute member from 13.10.2016 to 07.02.2017); Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport from 17.08.2017 (Substitute member from 17.08.2017); 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 22.03.2018 (Substitute member from 22.03.2018); Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation from 19.09.2018 (Substitute member from 19.09.2018).
  • Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services from 11.10.2011 to 27.02.2012; Human Rights from 02.02.2017 to 03.02.2017.
  • Joint Standing: Migration from 27.08.2008 to 09.05.2016; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 04.12.2008 to 05.08.2013; National Capital and External Territories from 02.12.2013 to 09.05.2016; Treaties from 01.09.2016 to 14.06.2017; National Broadband Network from 09.08.2017 to 07.12.2017.
  • Joint Select: Christmas Island Tragedy from 03.03.2011 to 29.06.2011; Australia's Immigration Detention Network from 16.06.2011 to 30.03.2012.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Australian Greens Party Room Chair from 1.7.11
  • Australian Greens Portfolios: 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 1.7.11 to 1.7.12
  • Australian Greens Portfolios: Consumer Affairs; Human Rights; Immigration and Citizenship; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Issues; Murray Darling Basin; Tibet; Water from 1.7.12 to 11.11.13
  • Australian Greens Portfolios: 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 11.11.13 to 1.7.14
  • Australian Greens Portfolios: Early Childhood Education and Care; Immigration and Citizenship; Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Issues and Marriage Equality from 1.7.14 to 25.5.15
  • Australian Greens Portfolios: Immigration and Citizenship; Early Childhood Education and Care; Youth from 25.5.15 to 25.8.16
  • Australian Greens Portfolios: Lifelong Learning (Early Childhood, Schools, VET and Higher Education); Finance and Trade; Water and Murray Darling Basin; Arts; Youth from 25.8.16
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