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THORP, the Hon. Lin EstelleBiography for THORP, the Hon. Lin Estelle

Senator for Tasmania

Australian Labor Party



Parliamentary Service

State: Elected to the Tasmanian Legislative Council for Rumney, 1999. Defeated at general elections 2011.

Federal: Chosen by the Parliament of Tasmania on 20.6.2012 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice Hon. N Sherry (resigned). Defeated at general elections 2013.


Committee Service

Senate Standing: Scrutiny of Bills from 21.6.2012 to 11.11.2013; Publications from 12.11.2013 to 30.6.2014; Senators' Interests from 12.11.2013 to 6.3.2014.

Senate Select: Electricity Prices from 23.8.2012 to 1.11.2012; National Broadband Network from 14.11.2013 to 30.6.2014.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: Legislation from 27.6.2012 to 11.11.2013; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: References from 27.6.2012 to 11.11.2013; Community Affairs: References from 25.2.2013 to 11.11.2013; Environment and Communications: References from 12.11.2013 to 30.6.2014; Community Affairs: References from 6.3.2014 to 30.6.2014.

Joint Statutory: Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from 21.6.2012 to 5.8.2013.

Joint Standing: National Broadband Network from 21.6.2012 to 5.8.2013; Treaties from 21.6.2012 to 30.6.2014; Parliamentary Library (formerly Library) from 12.11.2013 to 30.6.2014.


Party Positions

Delegate to the Australian Labor Party National Conference.

Vice-President of the Australian Labor Party State Branch (Tas.).

Assistant Secretary of the Australian Labor Party State Branch (Tas.).

Chair of the Australian Labor Party Platform Committee.

Member of the Australian Labor Party Administrative Committee (Tas.).

Secretary of the Australian Labor Party local branch.

Member of the Australian Labor Party from 1994.

Delegate to the Australian Labor Party State Conference (Tas.) from 1995.


Personal

Born 4.11.1953, Hobart, Australia

Married


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

DipEd (University of Tasmania).

TCAE (Tasmanian College of Advanced Education).

BA (University of Tasmania).

Teacher 1977-99.

Health Research Consultant, Menzies Centre for Population 1991-95.

Medical School Consultant, University of Tasmania 1991-95.

Adviser to Senator SM Mackay 1996.

Member, Tasmanian Legislative Council 1999-2011.


Local Government Service

Elected to the Tasmanian Legislative Council for Rumney, 1999. Defeated at general elections 2011.

Deputy Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council from 2006 to 2011.

Minister for Human Services from 17.9.2008 to 21.4.2010.

Minister for Education and Skills from 21.4.2010 to 7.5.2011.

Minister for Children from 21.4.2010 to 7.5.2011.

Minister for Police and Emergency Management from 21.4.2010 to 7.5.2011.