Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells

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Senator for New South Wales

Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Suite 1, Level 2,
6-8 Regent Street,
Wollongong, NSW, 2500

Postal address

PO Box 886
Wollongong, NSW, 2520

Telephone:
(02) 4226 1700
Fax:
(02) 4226 1733
Toll Free:
1300 735 268

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3098
Fax:
(02) 6277 5908

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Chosen by the Parliament of New South Wales on 5.5.2005 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice J Tierney (resigned). (term ended 30.06.2005). Elected to the Senate for New South Wales 2004. (term began 01.07.2005). 2010 and 2016.
Parliamentary positions
  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 26.6.08 to 19.9.08
Ministerial appointments
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services from 18.9.13 to 21.9.15
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney-General from 28.5.15 to 21.9.15
  • Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs from 21.9.15 to 18.2.16
  • Minister for International Development and the Pacific from 18.2.16 to 22.8.2018
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Regulations and Ordinances from 09.02.2006 to 11.02.2008; Privileges from 10.09.2018; Publications from 10.09.2018.
  • Senate Select: Fuel and Energy from 26.06.2008 to 12.11.2008.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Legal and Constitutional Affairs: References from 06.09.2005 to 11.09.2006 (Deputy Chair from 14.09.2005 to 11.09.2006); Finance and Public Administration from 11.09.2006 to 24.11.2008; Community Affairs from 12.09.2006 to 09.05.2007; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation from 10.09.2018.
  • Joint Statutory: Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 23.03.2007 to 15.10.2008; Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 12.05.2010 to 27.10.2010.
  • Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 26.02.2007 to 11.03.2008; Migration from 04.02.2009 to 22.06.2009; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 10.09.2018.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary Assisting the Leader in the Senate from 22.9.08 to 8.12.09
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration from 22.9.08 to 8.12.09
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Citizenship from 10.11.08 to 8.12.09
  • Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 8.12.09 to 18.9.13
  • Shadow Minister for Ageing from 8.12.09 to 18.9.13
  • Shadow Minister for Mental Health from 14.9.10 to 18.9.13
Party positions
  • Delegate, Liberal Party State Council (NSW) from 1995
  • President, Liberal Party NSW Italian Special Branch from 1995
  • Metropolitan Representative, Liberal Party State Executive (NSW) 1996-1997
  • Member, Liberal Party Constitutional Standing Committee 1996-1997
  • Delegate, Liberal Party Federal Council 2000-02
  • Urban Representative, Liberal Party State Executive (NSW) 2003
  • Urban Representative, Liberal Party State Executive (NSW) 2003-2004
  • Member, Liberal Party Constitutional Standing Committee 2003
  • Member, Liberal Party Constitutional Standing Committee 2003-2004
Personal
  • Born 20.05.1960, Wollongong, Australia.
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • B.A (ANU)
  • LL.B (ANU)
  • Articled Clerk/Solicitor, Macphillamny Cummins and Gibson 1983-84
  • Legal officer, Australian Government Solicitor, Canberra 1984-86
  • Legal Officer, then Senior Legal Officer, Australian Government Solicitor, Sydney 1986-90
  • Acting Principal Legal Officer, Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service 1990
  • Policy Adviser to the Hon. JJ Carlton, MP 1990-93
  • Senior Private Secretary to the State Premier (NSW), the Hon. JJ Fahey, MLA 1993-94
  • Senior Lawyer, Australian Government Solicitor 1994-2004
  • Consultant, Minter Ellison Lawyers 2003-04
Honours
  • Awarded Knight of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic 1998
  • Community Service Award, Pittwater City Council 2002