Former Senator the Hon Lisa Singh

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Former Senator

Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
Senate

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. Defeated at general elections 2019.
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 to the Australian Labor Party State Conference (Tas.) from 2000 to 2015.
  • President of the Australian Labor Party New Town Branch from 2001 to 2005.
  • Delegate to the Australian Labor Party National Conference, 2004.
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party Administrative Committee (Tas.) from 2006 to 2008.
Personal
  • Born 20.2.1972, Hobart, Australia
  • Partner
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA(Hons) (University of Tasmania)
  • MIntRel (Macquarie University)
  • 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