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HANSON-YOUNG, Sarah CoralBiography for HANSON-YOUNG, Sarah Coral

Senator for South Australia

Australian Greens



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the Senate for South Australia 2007. Re-elected 2013, 2016 and 2019.


Committee Service

Senate Standing: Senators' Interests from 12.11.2013 to 9.5.2016.

Senate Select: Recent Allegations relating to Conditions and Circumstances at the Regional Processing Centre in Nauru from 26.3.2015 to 31.8.2015; Resilience of Electricity Infrastructure in a Warming World from 13.10.2016 to 7.4.2017 (Chair from 13.10.2016 to 7.4.2017); Future of Public Interest Journalism from 9.8.2017 to 5.2.2018; Fair Dinkum Power from 15.11.2018 to 28.6.2019 (Chair from 6.12.2018 to 28.6.2019); Multi-Jurisdictional Management and Execution of the Murray Darling Basin Plan from 1.8.2019.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 1.7.2008 to 14.5.2009; Finance and Public Administration from 16.9.2008 to 14.5.2009; Education, Employment and Workplace Relations: Legislation from 14.5.2009 to 5.7.2011; Education, Employment and Workplace Relations: References from 14.5.2009 to 5.7.2011; Education and Employment: Legislation from 3.12.2015 to 4.4.2016 (Substitute member from 3.12.2015 to 4.4.2016); Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation from 17.3.2016 to 9.5.2016 (Substitute member from 17.3.2016 to 9.5.2016); Education and Employment: Legislation from 1.9.2016 to 21.8.2018; Education and Employment: References from 1.9.2016 to 21.8.2018; Environment and Communications: References from 10.10.2016 to 11.5.2017 (Substitute member from 10.10.2016 to 11.5.2017); Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: References from 13.10.2016 to 7.2.2017 (Substitute member from 13.10.2016 to 7.2.2017); Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: References from 17.8.2017 to 29.11.2018 (Substitute member from 17.8.2017 to 29.11.2018); Environment and Communications: References from 19.10.2017 to 26.3.2019 (Substitute member from 19.10.2017 to 26.3.2019); Environment and Communications: Legislation from 24.10.2017 to 25.10.2017 (Substitute member from 24.10.2017 to 25.10.2017); Economics: References from 22.3.2018 to 14.8.2018 (Substitute member from 22.3.2018 to 14.8.2018); Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation from 19.9.2018 to 10.10.2018 (Substitute member from 19.9.2018 to 10.10.2018); Environment and Communications: References from 18.10.2018 to 1.4.2019 (Substitute member from 18.10.2018 to 1.4.2019); Economics: References from 6.12.2018 to 22.2.2019 (Substitute member from 6.12.2018 to 22.2.2019); Environment and Communications: Legislation from 14.2.2019 to 26.3.2019 (Substitute member from 14.2.2019 to 26.3.2019); Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: Legislation from 14.2.2019 to 1.7.2019 (Substitute member from 14.2.2019 to 1.7.2019); Environment and Communications: References from 24.7.2019 to 17.9.2019 (Substitute member from 24.7.2019 to 17.9.2019); Environment and Communications: References from 16.9.2019 (Chair from 19.9.2019); Environment and Communications: Legislation from 16.9.2019 (Deputy Chair from 19.9.2019).

Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services from 11.10.2011 to 27.2.2012; Human Rights from 2.2.2017 to 3.2.2017.

Joint Standing: Migration from 27.8.2008 to 9.5.2016; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 4.12.2008 to 5.8.2013; National Capital and External Territories from 2.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Treaties from 1.9.2016 to 14.6.2017; National Broadband Network from 9.8.2017 to 7.12.2017; Treaties from 9.8.2017 to 11.4.2019.

Joint Select: Christmas Island Tragedy from 3.3.2011 to 29.6.2011; Australia's Immigration Detention Network from 16.6.2011 to 30.3.2012.


Parliamentary Party Positions

Australian Greens Party Room Chair from 1.7.2011.

Australian Greens Spokesperson on Immigration and Citizenship; Consumer Affairs; Water and the Murray-Darling Basin; Human Rights; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Issues; Youth; Childhood Education and Care; Tibet from 1.7.2011 to 1.7.2012.

Australian Greens Spokesperson on Consumer Affairs; Human Rights; Immigration and Citizenship; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Issues; Murray Darling Basin; Tibet; Water from 1.7.2012 to 11.11.2013.

Australian Greens Spokesperson on Immigration and Citizenship; Consumer Affairs; Water and the Murray Darling Basin; Human Rights; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Issues; Youth; Early Childhood Education and Care from 11.11.2013 to 1.7.2014.

Australian Greens Spokesperson on Early Childhood Education and Care; Immigration and Citizenship; Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Issues and Marriage Equality from 1.7.2014 to 25.5.2015.

Australian Greens Spokesperson on Immigration and Citizenship; Early Childhood Education and Care; Youth from 25.5.2015 to 25.8.2016.

Australian Greens Spokesperson on Lifelong Learning (Early Childhood, Schools, VET and Higher Education); Finance and Trade; Water and Murray Darling Basin; Arts; Youth from 25.8.2016 to 5.7.2019.

Australian Greens Spokesperson on Environment and Biodiversity, Water and Murray Darling Basin, Arts, Media and Communications and Nuclear Issues from 5.7.2019 to 27.2.2020.

Australian Greens Spokesperson on Environment and Biodiversity, Water and Murray Darling Basin, Arts, Media and Communications, Dental Health and Tourism from 27.2.2020.


Party Positions

Delegate to the Australian Greens State Council (SA).

Delegate to the Australian Greens National Council from 2005 to 2008.

Convener of the Young Greens from 2005 to 2007.

Delegate to the Australian Greens National Conference from 2005 to 2008.

Secretary of the Australian Greens State Branch (SA), 2006.

Communications and Media Officer for the Australian Greens (SA), 2006.


Personal

Born 23.12.1981, Melbourne, Australia


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

BSocSci (University of Adelaide).

Customer service at the Adelaide Central Markets from 2000 to 2003.

Environment Officer for the Students' Association, University of Adelaide (SA) from 2001 to 2002.

President of the Students' Association, University of Adelaide (SA), 2003.

Bank teller at BankSA, 2004.

Campaign manager for Amnesty International (SA/NT) from 2004 to 2008.

Freelance writer and columnist from 2007.