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PERIS, Nova Maree, OAMBiography for PERIS, Nova Maree, OAM

Senator for the Northern Territory

Australian Labor Party



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the Senate for the Northern Territory 2013 (Territory Senators serve for the same term as the House of Representatives).


Committee Service

Senate Standing: Regulations and Ordinances from 12.11.13.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Community Affairs: Legislation and References Committees from 12.11.13.

Joint Select: Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples from 4.12.13.


Personal

Born 25.2.1971, Darwin, NT.

Married.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

Member, Australian women's field hockey team (Hockeyroos) 1992-96 (winner, Gold Medal Team, Olympic Games, Atlanta, USA 1996).

Member, Australian athletics team 1997-2001 (winner, Gold Medal 200m and 4x100m relay Commonwealth Games, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1998).

Founder and patron, Nova Peris Girls' Academy, St Johns Catholic College, Darwin from 2012.


Honours

Young Australian of the Year, January 1997.

Medal of the Order of Australia, January 1997.

Australian Sports Medal, June 2000.


Publications

Nova: my story: the autobiography of Nova Peris (with I Heads), Sydney: ABC Books, 2003.