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HANSON-YOUNG, Sarah CoralBiography for HANSON-YOUNG, Sarah Coral

Senator for South Australia

Australian Greens



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the Senate for South Australia 2007 (term began 1.7.2008) and 2013.


Committee Service

Senate Standing: Senator's Interests from 12.11.13.

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.

Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services from 11.10.11 to 27.2.12.

Joint Standing: Migration from 27.8.08; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 4.12.08 to 5.8.13; National Capital and External Territories from 2.12.13.

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.


Conferences, Delegations and Visits

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Denmark, Sweden and Greece, April 2011.


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.


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.