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WATERS, Larissa JoyBiography for WATERS, Larissa Joy

Senator for (Qld)

Australian Greens



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the Senate for Queensland 2010. Re-elected 2016. Resigned 18.7.2017. (election ruled void 27.10.2017 under section 44 of the Constitution; ruled ineligible from 2.7.2016) Chosen by the Parliament of Queensland on 6.9.2018 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice A Bartlett (resigned).


Committee Service

Senate Standing: Senators' Interests from 5.7.2011 to 11.11.2013.

Senate Select: Certain Aspects of Queensland Government Administration related to Commonwealth Government Affairs from 2.10.2014 to 27.3.2015.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Environment and Communications: Legislation from 5.7.2011 to 9.5.2016; Environment and Communications: References from 5.7.2011 to 9.5.2016; Education and Employment: Legislation from 15.10.2015 to 30.11.2016 (Substitute member from 15.10.2015 to 30.11.2016); Finance and Public Administration: References from 26.11.2015 to 24.8.2016 (Substitute member from 26.11.2015 to 24.8.2016); Environment and Communications: References from 1.9.2016 to 7.2.2017; Environment and Communications: Legislation from 1.9.2016 to 7.2.2017; Economics: References from 15.6.2017 to 18.7.2017 (Substitute member from 15.6.2017 to 18.7.2017); Education and Employment: Legislation from 13.9.2018 to 12.10.2018 (Substitute member from 13.9.2018 to 12.10.2018).

Joint Statutory: Human Rights from 3.2.2017 to 4.2.2017.

Joint Standing: Northern Australia from 12.9.2016 to 18.7.2017; Northern Australia from 11.9.2018; Electoral Matters from 20.9.2018 to 30.10.2018; Electoral Matters from 1.11.2018.


Parliamentary Party Positions

Australian Greens Spokesperson on Environment and Biodiversity; Women; Resources, Mining and Coal Seam Gas from 1.7.2014 to 25.5.2015.

Co-Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens from 6.5.2015 to 18.7.2017.

Australian Greens Spokesperson on Climate Change, Resources, Mining and Coal Seam Gas; Environment and Biodiversity; Women from 25.5.2015 to 15.9.2015.

Australian Greens Spokesperson on Climate Change and Resources; Environment and Biodiversity; Women from 15.9.2015 to 25.8.2016.

Australian Greens Spokesperson on Environment and Biodiversity; Mining and Resources; Women; Gambling; and Tourism from 25.8.2016 to 18.7.2017.


Party Positions

Convener, Queensland Greens North Brisbane Branch 2006-07

Spokesperson on Environment and Justice, Queensland Greens 2007-09

Lead Spokesperson, Queensland Greens from 2009


Personal

Born 8.2.1977, Winnipeg, Canada.


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

B.Sc(Griffith)

LL.B (Hons)(Griffith)

Grad.Dip.Legal.Prac (College of Law, NSW)

Legal researcher, Land and Resources Tribunal 2000-01

Graduate lawyer, Freehills 2001-02

Community environmental lawyer, Environmental Defender's Office (Qld) 2002-11