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CROSSIN, Patricia (Trish) MargaretBiography for CROSSIN, Patricia (Trish) Margaret

Senator for (NT)

Australian Labor Party



Parliamentary Service

Chosen by the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly on 16.6.1998 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that Territory in the Senate, vice Hon. R Collins (resigned). Elected to the Senate for the Northern Territory 1998. Re-elected 2001 and 2004, 2007 and 2010. Retired prior to general elections 2013.


Parliamentary Positions

Temporary Chair of Committees from 16.11.04 to 12.2.08

Temporary Chair of Committees from 4.9.08 to 6.9.13


Committee Service

Senate Standing: Publications from 23.6.1998 to 9.8.1999; Regulations and Ordinances from 23.6.1998 to 9.11.1998; Scrutiny of Bills from 24.11.1998 to 24.6.2004; Selection of Bills from 13.2.2002 to 1.7.2002; House from 15.9.2003 to 27.9.2010.

Senate Select: Administration of Indigenous Affairs from 23.6.2004 to 8.3.2005; Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities from 19.3.2008 to 24.9.2010.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education: References from 24.11.1998 to 11.2.2002; Employment, Workplace Relations and Education: References from 13.2.2002 to 1.7.2005; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation from 1.7.2005 to 11.9.2006; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: References from 1.7.2005 to 11.9.2006; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation from 14.5.2006 to 6.9.2013; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: References from 14.5.2006 to 6.9.2013; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 11.9.2006 to 14.5.2009; Education, Employment and Workplace Relations from 17.3.2008 to 14.5.2009; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: Legislation from 30.9.2010 to 9.2.2011.

Joint Statutory: Native Title and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Account from 8.12.1998 to 23.3.2006; Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 29.3.2007 to 17.10.2007.

Joint Standing: National Capital and External Territories from 23.6.1998 to 28.3.2006; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 28.11.2005 to 17.10.2007; National Capital and External Territories from 8.2.2007 to 5.8.2013.

Joint Select: Gambling Reform from 30.9.2010 to 21.6.2012; Christmas Island Tragedy from 3.3.2011 to 29.6.2011; Australia's Immigration Detention Network from 1.7.2011 to 30.3.2012; Constitutional Recognition of Local Government from 21.11.2012 to 29.11.2012; Constitutional Recognition relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples from 29.11.2012 to 5.8.2013.


Conferences Delegations and Visits

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to the 45th CPA Conference, Trinidad and Tobago, September 1999

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to New Zealand, August 2006

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to New Zealand, August 2009

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Singapore and Indonesia, July 2010

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Switzerland and France, October 2010


Parliamentary Party Positions

Opposition Deputy Whip in the Senate from 22.11.2001 to 22.10.2004.


Party Positions

Secretary, ALP Buffalo Creek Branch 1988-98

Member, ALP Administrative Committee (NT Branch) 1991-93

Vice-President, ALP (NT Branch) 1993-95

Delegate, ALP National Conference 1993

Delegate, ALP National Conference 1995

Delegate, ALP National Conference 1998

Chair, ALP Caucus Committee on Status of Women 1998-2004

Delegate, ALP National Conference 2001

Delegate, ALP National Conference 2004


Other Positions

Member, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and Inter-Parliamentary Union


Personal

Born 21.3.1956, Melbourne, Australia

Married


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

Dip.T (Mercy College)

B.Ed (Deakin)

Teacher 1978-89

Union Industrial Officer 1990-96

Branch Secretary, National Tertiary Education Union (NT Branch) 1996-98