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PRATT, Louise ClareBiography for PRATT, Louise Clare

Senator for (WA)

Australian Labor Party



Parliamentary Service

State: Elected to the Western Australian Legislative Council for East Metropolitan Region, 2001. Resigned 29.10.2007 to contest election to the Senate for Western Australia.

Federal: Elected to the Senate for Western Australia 2007. Defeated at general elections 2014. Elected to the Senate for Western Australia 2016.


Parliamentary Positions

Temporary Chair of Committees from 28.9.10 to 30.6.14


Committee Service

Senate Standing: Senators' Interests from 1.7.2008 to 1.7.2011; Scrutiny of Bills from 13.5.2010 to 1.7.2011; Regulations and Ordinances from 21.6.2012 to 11.11.2013; Community Affairs: References from 1.9.2016.

Senate Select: Climate Policy from 18.3.2009 to 15.6.2009; Cyber-Safety from 27.6.2013 to 30.8.2013; Exposure Draft of the Marriage Amendment (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill from 1.12.2016.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Economics from 1.7.2008 to 14.5.2009; Environment, Communications and the Arts from 1.7.2008 to 14.5.2009; Economics: References from 14.5.2009 to 1.7.2011; Economics: Legislation from 14.5.2009 to 1.7.2011; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation from 30.9.2010 to 11.11.2013; Environment and Communications: References from 12.11.2013 to 30.6.2014; Economics: Legislation from 12.11.2013 to 30.6.2014; Economics: References from 12.11.2013 to 19.3.2014; Environment and Communications: Legislation from 12.11.2013 to 30.6.2014; Economics: References from 24.3.2014 to 30.6.2014; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation from 1.9.2016; Environment and Communications: References from 16.2.2017 to 6.3.2017 (Substitute member from 16.2.2017 to 6.3.2017); Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 16.8.2017.

Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 27.6.2012 to 5.8.2013.

Joint Standing: Treaties from 1.7.2008 to 1.7.2011; National Capital and External Territories from 30.9.2010 to 5.8.2013.

Joint Select: Cyber-Safety from 30.9.2010 to 24.6.2013; Australia's Clean Energy Future Legislation from 14.9.2011 to 7.10.2011; Gambling Reform from 21.6.2012 to 24.6.2013.


Parliamentary Party Positions

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Water from 18.10.2013 to 30.6.2014.

Shadow Assistant Minister for Families and Communities from 23.7.2016 to 21.8.2018.

Shadow Assistant Minister for Universities from 21.8.2018.


Party Positions

Member, ALP State Executive (WA)

Delegate, ALP State Conference (WA)

Secretary, WA Labor Women, 1995-96

Member, ALP State Administrative Committee (WA) 2001-05

Chair, Status of Women Caucus Committee, 2012-14

Delegate, ALP National Conference 2014

Convenor, National Rainbow Labor, 2014-16


Personal

Born 18.4.1972, Kalgoorlie, Australia

Partner


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

B.A (UWA)

Member, Legislative Council (WA) 2001-07

Community services manager 2008

Communications and Engagement Manager, Shelter WA, 2015-16


Local Government Service

Elected to the Western Australian Legislative Council for East Metropolitan Region, 2001. Resigned 29.10.2007 to contest election to the Senate for Western Australia.

Secretary to Caucus from 31.7.2001 to 20.6.2005.

Deputy Chair of Committees from 24.5.2005 to 29.10.2007.