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ALLISON, Lynette (Lyn) FayBiography for ALLISON, Lynette (Lyn) Fay

Senator for Victoria 1996-2008

Australian Democrats



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the Senate for Victoria, 1996 (term began 1.7.1996) and 2001. Defeated at general elections 2007 (term ended 30.6.2008).


Committee Service

Senate Standing: Senators' Interests from 1.7.96 to 30.6.08; Appropriations and Staffing from 25.8.99 to 22.9.99 and from 1.7.02 to 8.2.05; Procedure from 1.7.02 to 8.2.05; Selection of Bills from 1.7.02 to 13.12.04; Library from 9.12.05 to 30.6.08.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Environment, Recreation, Communications and the Arts: Legislation Committee from 2.3.98 to 9.11.98 and References Committee from 2.3.98 (Chair from 5.3.98) to 9.11.98; Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts: Legislation Committee from 24.11.98 to 30.9.99 and from 11.5.04 to 8.2.05 and References Committee from 24.11.98 (Chair from 26.11.98) to 27.3.03; Community Affairs: Legislation Committee from 12.10.99 to 17.9.02 and References Committee from 1.7.05 to 11.9.06; Community Affairs from 11.9.06 to 30.6.08.

Senate Select: Superannuation from 1.7.96 to 9.11.98 and from 14.3.02 to 20.8.02; Superannuation and Financial Services from 29.9.99 to 11.2.02; Victorian Casino Inquiry from 8.7.96 to 10.8.96; Lucas Heights Reactor from 10.10.00 to 2.11.00; Medicare from 15.5.03 to 11.2.04; Mental Health from 10.3.05 (Chair from 10.3.05) to 28.4.06.

Joint Standing: National Capital and External Territories from 1.7.96 to 12.8.99; Parliamentary Library from 9.12.05 to 30.6.08.


Conferences, Delegations and Visits

Member, Parliamentary Delegations to New Zealand, April 2002 and April 2008.


Parliamentary Party Positions

Australian Democrats Whip in the Senate from 1.7.02 to 13.12.04.

Deputy Leader of the Australian Democrats from 5.10.02 to 13.12.04.

Leader of the Australian Democrats from 13.12.04 to 30.6.08.

Spokesperson for Australian Democrats on Arts; Community Services and Disability Services; Consumer Affairs; Local Government and Territories; Public Service; Schools (from Education portfolio) from 1.7.96 to 25.2.97; Education (Schools); Communications (Telecommunications); Public Service; Arts; Disability Services; Local Government and Territories; Housing from 25.2.97 to 20.10.97; Arts; Communications (excluding Broadcasting and Media); Disability Services; Housing; Local Government and Territories; Public Service; Schools (from Education) from 20.10.97 to 12.12.97; Environment; Public Service; Local Government and Territories; Schools; Superannuation; Disability Services; Arts from 12.12.97 to 1.1.99; Arts; Centenary of Federation; Disabilities; Heritage; Local Government; Public Service; Schools; Superannuation; Telecommunications from 1.1.99 to 1.7.99; Disability Services; Heritage; Local Government; Public Service; Schools; Superannuation; Telecommunications from 1.7.99 to 11.10.99; Aged Care; Disabilities; Heritage; Local Government; Public Service; Schools; Superannuation; Telecommunications from 11.10.99 to 20.3.00; Aged Care; Disabilities; Energy and Resources; Heritage; Public Service; Schools; Superannuation; Telecommunications from 20.3.00 to 14.2.01; Aged Care; Disability; Energy and Fuel Industry; Heritage; Nuclear Issues; Public Service; Schools; Superannuation; Telecommunications from 14.2.01 to 22.5.01; Aged Care; Disability; Energy and Resources and Nuclear Issues; Heritage; Public Service; Schools; Superannuation; Telecommunications from 22.5.01 to 1.7.02; Aged Care; Disabilities; Energy and Fuel Industry; Heritage; Nuclear Issues; Public Service; Schools; Telecommunications from 1.7.02 to 21.8.02; Aged Care; Disabilities; Energy and Fuel Industry; Heritage; Local Government; Nuclear Issues; Public Service; Schools; Telecommunications; Training from 21.8.02 to 24.10.02; Energy and Resources; Health and Ageing; Heritage; Schools and Training; Transport from 24.10.02 to 13.12.04; and Environment from 2.4.04 to 13.12.04; Energy and Resources; Health and Ageing; Prime Minister and Cabinet; Schools; Treasury; Training; Transport from 13.12.04; Education; Health and Ageing; Resources, Energy and Infrastructure; Treasury and Commonwealth-State Relations from 1.7.05 to 30.6.08.


Personal

Born 21.10.1946, Melbourne, Vic.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

BEd (Melb).

Administrator 1964-86.

Secondary school teacher 1987-91.


Local Government Service

Councillor, City of Port Melbourne 1992-94.