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MARGETTS, Diane (Dee) ElizabethBiography for MARGETTS, Diane (Dee) Elizabeth

Senator for Western Australia 1993-99

The Greens (WA)



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the Senate for Western Australia, 1993 (term began 1.7.93). Defeated at general elections 1998 (term expired 30.6.99).


Committee Service

S enate Standing: Selection of Bills from 20.5.96 to 30.6.99.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Participating member, Community Affairs: Legislation Committee from 18.10.94 to 30.6.99 and References Committee from 2.5.96 to 30.6.99; Participating member, Economics: Legislation Committee from 18.10.94 to 30.6.99 and References Committee from 2.5.96 to 30.6.99; Participating member, Employment, Education and Training: Committee from 18.10.94 to 9.11.98 and References Committee from 2.5.96 to 9.11.98; Participating member, Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education: Legislation and References Committees from 7.12.98 to 30.6.99; Participating member, Environment, Recreation, Communications and the Arts: Legislation Committee from 18.10.94 to 9.11.98 and References Committee from 2.5.96 to 9.11.98; Participating member, Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts: Legislation and References Committees from 24.11.98 to 30.6.99; Participating member, Finance and Public Administration: Legislation Committee from 18.10.94 to 30.6.99 and References Committee from 2.5.96 to 30.6.99; Participating member, Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation Committee from 18.10.94 to 30.6.99 and References Committee from 2.5.96 to 30.6.99; Participating member, Legal and Constitutional: Legislation Committee from 18.10.94 to 30.6.99 and References Committee from 2.5.96 to 30.6.99; Participating member, Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: Legislation Committee from 18.10.94 to 30.6.99 and References Committee from 2.5.96 to 30.6.99.

Senate Select: Dangers of Radioactive Waste from 23.3.95 to 29.4.96; Aircraft Noise in Sydney from 23.3.95 to 30.11.95; Uranium Mining and Milling from 8.5.96 to 15.5.97; Socio-Economic Consequences of the National Competition Policy from 8.7.98 to 30.6.99; Participating member, New Tax System from 7.12.98 to 30.4.99.

Joint: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 30.9.93 to 9.11.98.


Conferences, Delegations and Visits

Member, Official Delegation to South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Botswana, July 1994.


Parliamentary Party Positions

The Greens (WA) Whip from 20.5.96 to 30.6.99.


Party Positions

Economics Spokesperson, The Greens (WA) from 1990.

Network Coordinator, The Greens (WA) 1993.


Personal

Born 5.3.55 at Fremantle, WA.

Single.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

BA(Hons) (East Anglia, UK), DipEd (UWA).

Teacher/librarian 1984-88.

Lobbyist and Coordinator, People for Nuclear Disarmament 1988-91.

Receptionist, sales clerk, cashier, bar attendant.