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ALLISON, Lynette (Lyn) FayBiography for ALLISON, Lynette (Lyn) Fay

Senator for (Vic)

Australian Democrats



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the Senate for Victoria 1996. Re-elected 2001. Defeated at general elections 2007.


Committee Service

Senate Standing: Senators' Interests from 1.7.1996 to 30.6.2008; Appropriations and Staffing from 25.8.1999 to 22.9.1999; Appropriations and Staffing from 1.7.2002 to 8.2.2005; Procedure from 1.7.2002 to 8.2.2005; Selection of Bills from 1.7.2002 to 13.12.2004; Library from 9.12.2005 to 30.6.2008.

Senate Select: Superannuation from 1.7.1996 to 9.11.1998; Victorian Casino Inquiry from 8.7.1996 to 10.8.1996; Superannuation and Financial Services from 29.9.1999 to 11.2.2002; Lucas Heights Reactor from 10.10.2000 to 2.11.2000; Superannuation from 14.3.2002 to 20.8.2002; Medicare from 15.5.2003 to 11.2.2004; Mental Health from 10.3.2005 to 28.4.2006 (Chair from 10.3.2005 to 28.4.2006).

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Environment, Recreation, Communications and the Arts: Legislation from 2.3.1998 to 9.11.1998; Environment, Recreation, Communications and the Arts: References from 2.3.1998 to 9.11.1998 (Chair from 5.3.1998 to 9.11.1998); Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts: Legislation from 24.11.1998 to 30.9.1999; Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts: References from 24.11.1998 to 27.3.2003 (Chair from 26.11.1998 to 27.3.2003); Community Affairs: Legislation from 12.10.1999 to 17.9.2002; Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts: Legislation from 11.5.2004 to 8.2.2005; Community Affairs: References from 1.7.2005 to 11.9.2006; Community Affairs from 11.9.2006 to 30.6.2008.

Joint Standing: National Capital and External Territories from 1.7.1996 to 12.8.1999; Parliamentary Library from 9.12.2005 to 30.6.2008.


Conferences Delegations and Visits

Member, Parliamentary Delegations to New Zealand, April 2002

Member, Parliamentary Delegations to New Zealand, April 2008


Parliamentary Party Positions

Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Arts; Community Services and Disability Services; Consumer Affairs; Local Government and Territories; Public Service; Schools from 1.7.1996 to 25.2.1997.

Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Schools; Telecommunications; Public Service; Arts; Disability Services; Local Government and Territories; Housing from 25.2.1997 to 20.10.1997.

Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Arts; Communications (excluding Broadcasting and Media); Disability Services; Housing; Local Government and Territories; Public Service; Schools from 20.10.1997 to 12.12.1997.

Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Environment; Public Service; Local Government and Territories; Schools; Superannuation; Disability Services; Arts from 12.12.1997 to 1.1.1999.

Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Arts; Centenary of Federation; Disabilities; Heritage; Local Government; Public Service; Schools; Superannuation; Telecommunications from 1.1.1999 to 1.7.1999.

Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Disability Services; Heritage; Local Government; Public Service; Schools; Superannuation; Telecommunications from 1.7.1999 to 11.10.1999.

Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Aged Care; Disabilities; Heritage; Local Government; Public Service; Schools; Superannuation; Telecommunications from 11.10.1999 to 20.3.2000.

Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Aged Care; Disabilities; Energy and Resources; Heritage; Public Service; Schools; Superannuation; Telecommunications from 20.3.2000 to 14.2.2001.

Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Aged Care; Disability; Energy and Fuel Industry; Heritage; Nuclear Issues; Public Service; Schools; Superannuation; Telecommunications from 14.2.2001 to 22.5.2001.

Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Aged Care; Disability; Energy and Resources and Nuclear Issues; Heritage; Public Service; Schools; Superannuation; Telecommunications from 22.5.2001 to 1.7.2002.

Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Aged Care; Disabilities; Energy and Fuel Industry; Heritage; Nuclear Issues; Public Service; Schools; Telecommunications from 1.7.2002 to 21.8.2002.

Australian Democrats Whip in the Senate from 1.7.2002 to 13.12.2004.

Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Aged Care; Disabilities; Energy and Fuel Industry; Heritage; Local Government; Nuclear Issues; Public Service; Schools; Telecommunications; Training from 21.8.2002 to 24.10.2002.

Deputy Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Australian Democrats from 5.10.2002 to 13.12.2004.

Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Energy and Resources; Health and Ageing; Heritage; Schools and Training; Transport from 24.10.2002 to 2.4.2004.

Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Energy and Resources; Health and Ageing; Heritage; Schools and Training; Transport and Environment from 2.4.2004 to 13.12.2004.

Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Energy and Resources; Health and Ageing; Prime Minister and Cabinet; Schools; Treasury; Training; Transport from 13.12.2004 to 1.7.2005.

Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Australian Democrats from 13.12.2004 to 30.6.2008.

Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Education; Health and Ageing; Resources, Energy and Infrastructure; Treasury and Commonwealth-State Relations from 1.7.2005 to 30.6.2008.


Personal

Born 21.10.1946, Melbourne, Australia


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

B.Ed (Melb)

Administrator 1964-86

Secondary school teacher 1987-91