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LINES, Susan (Sue)Biography for LINES, Susan (Sue)

Senator for Western Australia

Australian Labor Party



Parliamentary Service

Chosen by the Parliament of Western Australia on 15.5.2013 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice the Hon. C Evans (resigned). Elected to the Senate for Western Australia 2016.


Parliamentary Positions

Temporary Chair of Committees from 7.7.2014 to 9.5.2016.

Deputy President of the Senate from 30.9.2016.


Committee Service

Senate Standing: Senators' Interests from 12.11.2014 to 9.5.2016; Senators' Interests from 1.9.2016; Appropriations, Staffing and Security from 1.9.2016.

Senate Select: Abbott Government's Commission of Audit from 12.12.2013 to 18.6.2014; Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures (formerly Abbott Government's Budget Cuts) from 26.6.2014 to 9.5.2016.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: Legislation from 12.11.2013 to 1.7.2014; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: References from 12.11.2013 to 9.5.2016; Education, Employment and Workplace Relations: Legislation from 12.11.2013 to 12.2.2015; Education, Employment and Workplace Relations: References from 12.11.2013 to 12.2.2015 (Chair from 12.12.2013 to 12.2.2015); Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation from 24.11.2014 to 9.5.2016; Education and Employment: References from 12.2.2015 to 9.5.2016 (Chair from 12.2.2015 to 9.5.2016); Education and Employment: Legislation from 12.2.2015 to 9.5.2016; Environment and Communications: References from 16.2.2017 to 6.3.2017 (Substitute member from 16.2.2017 to 6.3.2017).

Joint Statutory: Law Enforcement (formerly National Crime Authority from 15.6.1984 to 1.1.2003 and Australian Crime Commission from 1.1.2003 to 24.11.2010) from 4.7.2019.

Joint Standing: Treaties from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Parliamentary Library from 1.7.2014 (Chair from 10.10.2016); Trade and Investment Growth from 12.9.2016 to 11.10.2016.

Joint Select: DisabilityCare Australia from 18.6.2013 to 5.8.2013.


Party Positions

Member of the Australian Labor Party Education and Training Policy Committee (NSW).

Member of the Australian Labor Party State Executive (WA) from 1990.

Member of the Australian Labor Party Administrative Committee (WA) from 1990 to 1998.

Delegate to the Australian Labor Party State Conference (WA) from 1990.

Delegate to the Australian Labor Party National Conference from 2000.

Member of the Australian Labor Party National Executive from 2002.

Member of the Australian Labor Party National Policy Committee from 2007 to 2009.

Delegate to the Australian Labor Party State Conference (NSW) from 2007.

Vice-President of the Australian Labor Party Sydney Federal Electorate Council from 2008.


Personal

Born 15.12.1953, Perth, Australia


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

BEd (Murdoch University).

Teacher from 1984 to 1985.

Community organiser from 1985 to 1987.

Organiser for United Voice from 1987 to 2001.

Assistant Secretary of United Voice (WA) from 2001 to 2007.

Assistant Secretary of United Voice from 2007 to 2013.