Senator Sarah Hanson-Young

Senator for South Australia

Party
Australian Greens
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Level 7, 147 Pirie Street
Adelaide, SA, 5000

Postal address

Level 7, 147 Pirie Street
Adelaide, SA, 5000

Telephone:
(08) 8227 0425
Fax:
(08) 8227 0426

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3430
Fax:
(02) 6277 5819

Connect with Senator Sarah Hanson-Young

Email
senator.hanson-young@aph.gov.au
Websites
Party website

Alternative URL

https://www.aph.gov.au/Senator_Hanson-Young

State/Territory

SA map

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for South Australia 2007 (term began 1.7.2008), 2013 and 2016.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Senator's Interests from 12.11.13 to 9.5.16; Treaties from 1.9.16; Substitute member, Environment and Communications References from 10.10.16 to 11.05.16 and from 7.2.11 to 11.5.17; Substitute member, Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References from 13.10.16 to 7.2.17.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 1.7.08 to 14.5.09; Finance and Public Administration from 16.9.08 to 14.5.09; Education, Employment and Workplace Relations: Legislation and References Committees from 14.5.09 to 5.7.11; Education and Employment Legislation from 1.9.16; Education and Employment References from 1.9.16; Substitute member Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport from 17.8.17; Environment and Communications Legislation Committee on 24.10.17 and from 19.10.17.
  • Senate Select: Recent Allegations relating to Conditions and Circumstances at the Regional Processing Centre in Nauru from 26.03.15 to 31.8.15; Future of Public Interest Journalism from 9.8.17.
  • Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services from 11.10.11 to 27.2.12; Human Rights from 2.2.17 to 3.2.17.
  • Joint Standing: Migration from 27.8.08 to 9.5.16; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 4.12.08 to 5.8.13; National Capital and External Territories from 2.12.13 to 9.5.16; Treaties from 1.9.16 to14.6.17 and from 9.8.17; National Broadband Network from 9.8.17 to 7.12.17.
  • Joint Select: Christmas Island Tragedy from 3.3.11 to 29.6.11; Australia's Immigration Detention Network from 16.6.11 to 30.3.12.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Australian Greens Party Room Chair from 1.7.11.
  • Australian Greens Portfolios: Immigration and Citizenship; Consumer Affairs; Water and the Murray-Darling Basin; Human Rights; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Issues; Youth; Childhood Education and Care; Tibet from 1.7.11 to 1.7.12.
  • Consumer Affairs; Human Rights; Immigration and Citizenship; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Issues; Murray Darling Basin; Tibet; Water from 1.7.12 to 11.11.13.
  • Immigration and Citizenship; Consumer Affairs; Water and the Murray Darling Basin; Human Rights; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Issues; Youth; Early Childhood Education and Care from 11.11.13 to 1.7.14.
  • Early Childhood Education and Care; Immigration and Citizenship; Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Issues and Marriage Equality from 1.7.14 to 25.5.15.
  • Immigration and Citizenship; Early Childhood Education and Care; Youth from 25.5.15 to 25.8.16.
  • Lifelong Learning (Early Childhood, Schools, VET and Higher Education); Finance and Trade; Water and Murray Darling Basin; Arts; Youth from 25.8.16.
Party positions
  • Delegate, Australian Greens State Council (SA).
  • Delegate, Australian Greens National Council and Conference 2005-08.
  • Convener, Young Greens 2005-07.
  • State Secretary, Australian Greens (SA) 2006.
  • Communications and media officer, Australian Greens (SA) 2006.
Personal
  • Born 23.12.1981, Melbourne, Vic.
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BSocSci (Adel).
  • Customer service, Adelaide Central Markets 2000-03.
  • Environment Officer, Students' Association of the University of Adelaide 2001-02.
  • President, Students' Association of the University of Adelaide 2003.
  • Bank teller, BankSA 2004.
  • Campaign manager (SA/NT), Amnesty International 2004-08.
  • Freelance writer and columnist from 2007.