|Title||Biography for STEPHENS, the Hon. Ursula Mary
|System Id|| handbook/allmps/00AOS
Senator for New South Wales
Australian Labor Party
Elected to the Senate for New South Wales 2001 (term began 1.7.2002) and 2007.
Temporary Chair of Committees from 7.7.11.
Parliamentary Secretary for Social Inclusion and the Voluntary Sector from 3.12.07 to 14.9.10.
Parliamentary Secretary Assisting the Prime Minister for Social Inclusion from 3.12.07 to 25.2.09.
Senate Standing: House from 1.7.02 to 27.9.10; Library from 18.11.04 to 1.7.05; Regulations and Ordinances from 30.9.10 to 1.7.11; Senators' Interests from 1.7.11; Privileges from 21.6.12.
Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Legal and Constitutional: References Committee from 1.7.02 to 4.12.03; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: References Committee from 1.7.02 to 1.7.05 and Legislation Committee from 18.11.04 to 1.7.05; Economics: Legislation and References Committees from 24.6.03 (Chair, References Committee from 26.6.03) to 11.9.06; Economics from 11.9.06 to 11.2.08; Finance and Public Administration: Legislation Committee from 1.7.05 to 13.9.05 and from 30.9.10 and References Committee from 1.7.05 to 13.9.05; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation and References Committees from 1.7.11.
Senate Select: Medicare from 15.5.03 to 11.2.04; Australia's Food Processing Sector from 1.7.11.
Joint Statutory: Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from 1.7.02 to 31.8.04; Corporations and Financial Services from 26.10.10 to 7.2.12; Intelligence and Security from 7.7.11; Human Rights from 13.3.12.
Joint Standing: Treaties from 1.7.02 to 1.7.05; National Broadband Network from 24.3.11 to 16.3.12; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 1.7.11.
Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Turkey and Ireland, October 2005.
Official visit to Italy, October 2010.
Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Brazil and Panama, April 2011.
Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Switzerland, Germany and Austria, October 2011.
Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Uganda and Kazakhstan, March-April 2012.
Member, Parliamentary Delegation to UK, Spain, Germany and USA, April-May 2012.
Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Canada, May 2012.
Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Development (Senate) from 26.10.04 to 24.6.05; Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Science and Water from 24.6.05 to 10.12.06; Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition (Social and Community Affairs) from 10.12.06 to 3.12.07.
Member, ALP National Executive.
Member, Labor Women's Network National Executive from 2000.
President, ALP (NSW) October 2002-June 2006.
Born 7.7.1954, Wicklow, Ireland.
DPA (Canberra), DipT (Goulburn CAE); BEd (SACAE).
Small business operator 1992-96.
Senior Project Officer, NSW Premier's Dept. 1997-2001.