Former Senator Dana Wortley

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Former Senator

Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
Senate

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for South Australia 2004 (term began 1.7.2005). Defeated at general elections 2010 (term ended 30.6.2011).
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Publications from 1.7.05 to 30.6.08; Regulations and Ordinances from 1.7.05 to 12.5.10; House from 14.2.08 to 30.6.11.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts: Legislation and References Committees from 1.7.05 to 11.9.06; Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts from 11.9.06 to 11.2.08; Environment, Communications and the Arts from 12.2.08 to 14.5.09; Environment, Communications and the Arts: Legislation and References Committees from 14.5.09 to 27.9.10; Environment and Communications: Legislation and References Committees from 30.9.10; Education, Employment and Workplace Relations from 12.2.08 to 30.6.08; Education, Employment and Workplace Relations: Legislation Committee from 30.9.10 to 30.6.11.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Works from 1.7.05 to 9.11.05.
  • Joint Standing: Treaties from 1.7.05 to 30.6.11.
  • Joint Select: Cyber-Safety from 16.3.10 to 30.6.11.
Conferences, delegations and visits
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Denmark, Sweden and Greece, April 2011.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Deputy Government Whip in the Senate from 12.2.08 to 30.6.08.
Party positions
  • Delegate, ALP State Convention 1981-82 and 1994-2008.
  • Delegate, ALP State Council 1995-2008.
  • Chair, ALP Affirmative Action Monitoring Committee.
Personal
  • Born 1959, Adelaide, SA.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BEd (Communication Studies) (SA), DipT (Salisbury CAE).
  • School teacher 1980-87.
  • Education officer 1988-90.
  • Education sections editor and journalist 1991-94.
  • Industrial Officer, Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance 1994-97.
  • Assistant State Secretary (SA and NT), Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance 1997-2001; State Secretary (SA and NT) 2001-05.