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TEMPLEMAN, Susan RayeBiography for TEMPLEMAN, Susan Raye

Member for Macquarie (NSW)

Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Macquarie, New South Wales, 2016.

Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Communications and the Arts from 15.9.16.

Joint Standing: Treaties from 1.9.16; Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from 15.9.16.

Party Positions

President, Macquarie FEC, 2011-16.

Delegate, Macquarie FEC.

Delegate, National ALP Conference, 2015.

Delegate, NSW Labor Conference, 2012-16.


Born 30.7.1963, Sydney, NSW.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

BA (Comms.), (UTS).

Journalist, Federal Parliament Press Gallery, 2UE, 1985-88.

Foreign Correspondent (New York), 2UE, 1988-89.

Foreign Correspondent (London), Austero, 1989-90.

News Editor, London Broadcasting Corporation, 1989-90.

Media Relations, Telstra (then Telecom), 1990-91.

Media and Communications Trainer, 1991-2016.


Description: provincial.

Location: Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury areas west of Sydney; it includes the centres of Bilpin, Blackheath, Central Macdonald, Faulconbridge, Glenbrook, Katoomba, Lower Portland (part), Mellong, Mogo Creek, Mount Victoria, Mount Wilson, Richmond, Sackville (part), St. Albans and Windsor.

Area: 4 374 sq km.

Electors enrolled: 104 774 (at 2.6.16).

Industries: tourism, mixed farming, arts and crafts, horse breeding and training, printing and publishing, small manufacturing, higher education, Glenbrook and Richmond RAAF bases.