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McKIM, Nicholas (Nick) JamesBiography for McKIM, Nicholas (Nick) James

Senator for Tasmania

Australian Greens



Parliamentary Service

State: Elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly for Franklin, 2002. Resigned 2.8.2015 to become Senator for Tasmania.

Federal: Chosen by the Parliament of Tasmania on 19.8.2015 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice C Milne (resigned). Elected to the Senate for Tasmania 2016. Re-elected 2019.


Committee Service

Senate Standing: Privileges from 9.8.2017.

Senate Select: School Funding Investment from 4.2.2016 to 9.5.2016.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation from 10.9.2015 to 9.5.2016; Environment and Communications: References from 3.3.2016 to 8.12.2016 (Substitute member from 3.3.2016 to 8.12.2016); Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation from 1.9.2016; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: References from 1.9.2016.

Joint Statutory: Human Rights from 10.9.2015 to 9.5.2016; Human Rights from 12.9.2016; Human Rights from 12.12.2016 to 13.12.2016; Human Rights from 2.2.2017 to 4.2.2017.

Joint Standing: Migration from 12.9.2016; National Broadband Network from 22.7.2019.


Parliamentary Party Positions

Australian Greens Spokesperson on Attorney-General; Schools; Innovation, Competition Policy and Small Business from 15.9.2015 to 25.8.2016.

Australian Greens Spokesperson on Attorney General; Immigration and Citizenship; Small Business from 25.8.2016 to 5.7.2019.

Australian Greens Spokesperson for Justice, Immigration and Citizenship and Digital Rights and Information Technology from 5.7.2019.

Co-Deputy Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Australian Greens from 4.2.2020.


Personal

Born 11.6.1965, England

Partner


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

Organic market gardener, shepherd, remote area mineral exploration, fruit picker to 1999.

Wilderness Guide 1995-99.

Advertising and Public Administrations 1999-2002.


Local Government Service

Elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly for Franklin, 2002. Resigned 2.8.2015 to become Senator for Tasmania.

Leader, Tasmanian Greens from 7.7.2008 to 2014.

Minister for Human Services from 21.4.2010 to 6.12.2010.

Minister for Community Development from 21.4.2010 to 6.12.2010.

Minister for Sustainable Transport and Alternative Energy from 21.4.2010 to 13.5.2011.

Minister for Climate Change from 21.4.2010 to 13.5.2011.

Minister for Corrections and Consumer Protection from 21.4.2010 to 17.1.2014.

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs from 6.12.2010 to 13.5.2011.

Minister for Education and Skills from May 2011 to 17.1.2014.

Minister for Sustainable Transport from May 2011 to 17.1.2014.