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PERIS, Nova Maree, OAMBiography for PERIS, Nova Maree, OAM

Senator for Northern Territory

Australian Labor Party



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the Senate for the Northern Territory 2013. Retired prior to general elections 2016.


Parliamentary Positions

Temporary Chair of Committees from 7.7.2014 to 9.5.2016.


Committee Service

Senate Standing: Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation (formerly Regulations and Ordinances) from 12.11.2013 to 9.5.2016; Publications from 1.7.2014 to 9.5.2016.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Community Affairs: Legislation from 12.11.2013 to 12.11.2015; Community Affairs: References from 12.11.2013 to 12.11.2015; Education and Employment: References from 1.7.2014 to 12.11.2015; Finance and Public Administration: Legislation from 12.11.2015 to 9.5.2016; Finance and Public Administration: References from 12.11.2015 to 9.5.2016.

Joint Select: Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (2015) from 4.12.2013 to 25.6.2015 (Deputy Chair from to 25.6.2015).


Other Positions

Member of the Australian women's field hockey team (Hockeyroos) from 1992 to 1996 (winner, Gold Medal Team, Olympic Games, Atlanta, USA 1996).

Member of the Australian athletics team from 1997 to 2001 (winner, Gold Medal 200m and 4x100m relay Commonwealth Games, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1998).


Personal

Born 25.2.1971, Darwin, Australia

Married


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

Founder and Patron of the Nova Peris Girls' Academy, St Johns Catholic College, Darwin (NT) from 2012.


Honours

Young Australian of the Year, 26.01.1997.

Awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia, 26.01.1997.

Australian Sports Medal, 22.06.2000.


Publications

Nova: my story: the autobiography of Nova Peris (with I Heads) ABC Books Sydney 2003.