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POLLEY, Helen BeatriceBiography for POLLEY, Helen Beatrice

Senator for Tasmania

Australian Labor Party



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the Senate for Tasmania 2004. Re-elected 2010 and 2016.


Parliamentary Positions

Temporary Chair of Committees from 28.9.2010 to 11.11.2013.

Temporary Chair of Committees from 25.11.2019.


Committee Service

Senate Standing: Parliamentary Library from 1.7.2005 to 7.12.2005; Publications from 1.7.2005 to 28.2.2007; Procedure from 12.11.2013 to 11.2.2014; Scrutiny of Bills from 12.11.2013 to 9.5.2016 (Chair from 11.2.2014 to 9.5.2016); Scrutiny of Bills from 1.9.2016 (Chair from 1.9.2016); Publications from 2.7.2019.

Senate Select: State Government Financial Management from 14.2.2008 to 18.9.2008.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Community Affairs: Legislation from 1.7.2005 to 11.9.2006; Community Affairs: References from 1.7.2005 to 11.9.2006; Community Affairs from 11.9.2006 to 30.6.2008; Finance and Public Administration from 12.2.2008 to 14.5.2009 (Chair from 13.2.2008 to 14.5.2009); Finance and Public Administration: Legislation from 14.5.2009 to 11.11.2013 (Chair from 14.5.2009 to 11.11.2013); Finance and Public Administration: References from 14.5.2009 to 11.11.2013; Community Affairs: References from 3.12.2015 to 9.5.2016 (Substitute member from 3.12.2015 to 9.5.2016); Community Affairs: References from 15.9.2016 to 20.6.2017 (Substitute member from 15.9.2016 to 20.6.2017); Community Affairs: References from 16.8.2017 to 3.4.2019 (Substitute member from 16.8.2017 to 3.4.2019); Community Affairs: Legislation from 5.12.2019.

Joint Statutory: Law Enforcement (formerly National Crime Authority from 15.6.1984 to 1.1.2003 and Australian Crime Commission from 1.1.2003 to 24.11.2010) from 1.7.2005 to 5.8.2013; Law Enforcement (formerly National Crime Authority from 15.6.1984 to 1.1.2003 and Australian Crime Commission from 1.1.2003 to 24.11.2010) from 4.7.2019.

Joint Standing: Migration from 6.12.2006 to 30.6.2008; Electoral Matters from 30.9.2010 to 5.8.2013.

Joint Select: Australia's Family Law System from 15.10.2019.


Parliamentary Party Positions

Government Deputy Whip in the Senate from 27.9.2010 to 18.9.2013.

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Aged Care from 18.10.2013 to 23.7.2016.

Shadow Assistant Minister for Ageing from 23.7.2016 to 2.6.2019.

Shadow Assistant Minister to the Leader of the Opposition (Tasmania) from 23.7.2016 to 2.6.2019.


Party Positions

Delegate to the Australian Labor Party National Conference.

Member of the Australian Labor Party Administrative Committee (Tas.).

Delegate to the Australian Labor Party State Conference (Tas.) from 1984.

President of the Australian Labor Party State Branch (Tas.) from 1992 to 1995.


Personal

Born 9.2.1957, Ulverstone, Australia

Married


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

DipBA (Launceston Business College).

Adviser to the Premier, the Hon. J Bacon, MHA (Tas.) from 1998 to 2004.

Adviser to the Premier, the Hon. P Lennon, MHA (Tas.), 2004.