Senator Glenn Sterle

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Senator for Western Australia

Positions
Chair of Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee
Deputy Chair of Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee
Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

6a Market City
280 Bannister Road
Canning Vale, WA, 6155

Postal address

Mailpoint 22, Market City, 280 Bannister Road
Canning Vale, WA, 6155

Telephone:
(08) 9455 1420
Fax:
(08) 9455 1421
Toll Free:
1300 666 494

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3615
Fax:
(02) 6277 5765

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for Western Australia 2004. Re-elected 2010 and 2016.
Parliamentary positions
  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 12.11.13 to 9.5.16
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Publications from 1.7.2005 to 8.7.2014; Regulations and Ordinances from 1.7.2005 to 13.9.2005; House from 26.10.2010 to 11.11.2013; Privileges from 26.10.2010 to 7.2.2012; Treaties from 1.9.2016.
  • Senate Select: Agricultural and Related Industries from 14.2.2008 to 23.9.2010; National Broadband Network from 1.7.2008 to 17.6.2010; Men's Health from 27.11.2008 to 29.5.2009; Australia's Food Processing Sector from 1.7.2011 to 16.8.2012.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: Legislation from 1.7.2005 to 11.9.2006; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: References from 1.7.2005 to 11.9.2006; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport from 11.9.2006 to 14.5.2009 (Chair from 13.2.2008 to 14.5.2009); Education, Employment and Workplace Relations from 12.2.2008 to 30.6.2008; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: Legislation from 14.5.2009 to 9.5.2016; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: References from 14.5.2009 to 9.5.2016 (Chair from 2.12.2013 to 9.5.2016); Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: References from 1.9.2016 (Chair from 1.9.2016); Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: Legislation from 1.9.2016.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 26.10.2010 to 7.2.2012; Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 1.7.2014 to 9.5.2016.
  • Joint Standing: Treaties from 1.7.2005 to 30.6.2008; Electoral Matters from 6.12.2006 to 14.2.2008; Treaties from 1.7.2014 to 9.5.2016; Treaties from 1.9.2016 to 10.11.2016.
  • Joint Select: Australia's Immigration Detention Network from 1.7.2011 to 30.3.2012; Constitutional Recognition of Local Government from 1.11.2012 to 7.3.2013.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for Road Safety from 28.6.2018.
Party positions
  • Member, ALP from 1991
  • Delegate, ALP State Conference (WA) from 1999
  • ALP Transport Policy Convener 2000
  • Delegate, ALP National Conference 2002
  • Delegate, ALP National Conference 2004
Personal
  • Born 3.1.1960, Melbourne, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Furniture removalist, truck driver, owner operator 1977-91
  • Organiser, Transport Workers' Union 1991-2005
  • Branch Committee of Management, Transport Workers' Union 1991-2005
  • Federal Councillor, Transport Workers' Union 1998-2005
Honours
  • Awarded Centenary Medal, 01.01.2001