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STERLE, GlennBiography for STERLE, Glenn

Senator for Western Australia

Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the Senate for Western Australia 2004 (term began 1.7.2005), 2010 and 2016.

Parliamentary Positions

Temporary Chair of Committees from 12.11.13 to 9.5.16.

Committee Service

Senate Standing: Publications from 1.7.05 to 8.7.14; Regulations and Ordinances from 1.7.05 to 13.9.05; House from 26.10.10 to 11.11.13; Privileges from 26.10.10 to 7.2.12.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: Legislation and References Committees from 1.7.05 to 11.9.06 and from 14.5.09 to 9.5.16 (Chair from 2.12.13 to 9.5.16); Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport from 11.9.06 (Chair from 13.2.08) to 14.5.09; Education, Employment and Workplace Relations from 12.2.08 to 30.6.08.

Senate Select: Agricultural and Related Industries from 14.2.08 to 23.9.10; National Broadband Network from 1.7.08 to 17.6.10; Men's Health from 27.11.08 to 29.5.09; Australia's Food Processing Sector from 1.7.11 to 16.8.12.

Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 26.10.10 to 7.2.12; Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 1.7.14 to 9.5.16.

Joint Standing: Treaties from 1.7.05 to 30.6.08 and from 1.7.14 to 9.5.16; Electoral Matters from 6.12.06 to 14.2.08.

Joint Select: Australia's Immigration Detention Network from 1.7.11 to 30.3.12; Constitutional Recognition of Local Government from 1.11.12 to 7.3.13.

Party Positions

Member, ALP from 1991.

Delegate, ALP State Conference (WA) from 1999.

ALP Transport Policy Convener 2000.

Delegate, ALP National Conference 2002 and 2004.


Born 3.1.1960, Melbourne, Vic.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

Furniture removalist, truck driver, owner operator 1977-91.

Organiser, Transport Workers' Union 1991-2005.

Branch Committee of Management, Transport Workers' Union 1991-2005.

Federal Councillor, Transport Workers' Union 1998-2005.


Awarded Centenary Medal 2003.