Senator the Hon Lisa Singh

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Senator for Tasmania

Positions
Deputy Chair of Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement
Deputy Chair of Select Committee into the obesity epidemic in Australia
Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

152 Macquarie Street
Hobart, TAS, 7000

Postal address

GPO Box 271
Hobart, TAS, 7001

Telephone:
(03) 6223 1135
Fax:
(03) 6223 1250

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3503
Fax:
(02) 6277 5974

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • State: Elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly for Denison, 8.3.2006. Defeated at general elections 2010.
  • Federal: Elected to the Senate for Tasmania 2010. Re-elected 2016.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Appropriations and Staffing from 27.6.2012 to 11.11.2013; Privileges from 1.12.2016; Regulations and Ordinances from 1.12.2016.
  • Senate Select: Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures from 25.2.2016 to 9.5.2016; Strengthening Multiculturalism from 23.3.2017; Obesity Epidemic in Australia from 10.5.2018 (Deputy Chair from 18.5.2018).
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Environment and Communications: Legislation from 1.7.2011 to 11.11.2013; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation from 12.11.2013 to 1.7.2014; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: References from 12.11.2013 to 1.7.2014; Environment and Communications: Legislation from 1.7.2014 to 30.11.2015; Environment and Communications: References from 1.7.2014 to 9.5.2016; Finance and Public Administration: References from 1.9.2016; Community Affairs: Legislation from 15.2.2017.
  • Joint Statutory: Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 1.7.2011 to 1.7.2014; Law Enforcement from 12.11.2013 to 9.5.2016; Corporations and Financial Services from 4.12.2013 to 1.7.2014; Human Rights from 12.9.2016 to 15.9.2016; Law Enforcement from 12.9.2016 to 15.9.2016; Law Enforcement from 1.12.2016.
  • Joint Standing: Migration from 1.7.2011 to 5.8.2013; Parliamentary Library from 1.7.2011 to 5.8.2013; Treaties from 1.7.2011 to 5.8.2013; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Treaties from 1.9.2016 to 15.9.2016; Electoral Matters from 1.12.2016 to 8.2.2017; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 8.2.2017 to 20.3.2017; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 9.5.2017.
  • Joint Select: Constitutional Recognition of Local Government from 1.11.2012 to 21.11.2012.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Attorney-General from 18.10.2013 to 1.7.2014.
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Water from 1.7.2014 to 23.7.2016.
Party positions
  • Delegate, ALP State Conference (Tas.) 2000-15
  • President, ALP New Town Branch 2001-05
  • Delegate, ALP National Conference 2004
  • Member, ALP Administrative Committee (Tas.) 2006-08
Personal
  • Born 20.2.1972, Hobart, Australia.
  • Partner
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • B.A (Hons)(Tas.)
  • M.Int.Rel (Macq.)
  • Organiser, Australian Education Union (Tas.) 1998
  • Adviser to Senator SM Mackay, Shadow Minister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government 1999-2002
  • Director, Tasmanian Working Women's Centre 2003-04
  • Adviser to the Minister for Tourism, Parks and Heritage (Tas.) 2004-05
  • Manager, Art Business Unit, Dept of Tourism, Parks, Heritage and the Arts (Tas.) 2005-06
  • Chief Executive Officer, Asbestos Free Tasmania Foundation 2010-11
Local government service
  • Elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly for Denison, 8.3.2006. Defeated at general elections 2010.
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier from 14.4.2008 to 24.11.2008.
  • Minister for Corrections and Consumer Protection from 24.11.2008 to 13.4.2010.
  • Minister for Workplace Relations from 24.11.2008 to 13.4.2010.
  • Minister Assisting the Premier on Climate Change from 23.4.2009 to 13.4.2010
Honours
  • Hobart Citizen of the Year 2004
  • Pravasi Bharatiya Sammann Award 2015