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SINGH, the Hon. Lisa MariaBiography for SINGH, the Hon. Lisa Maria

Senator for Tasmania

Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary Service

State: elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly for Denison 18.3.2006. Defeated 13.4.2010.

Federal: elected to the Senate for Tasmania 2010 (term began 1.7.2011) and 2016.

Ministerial Appointments

State: Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier (Tas.) from 14.4.08 to 24.11.08.

Minister for Corrections and Consumer Protection (Tas.) from 24.11.08 to 13.4.10.

Minister for Workplace Relations (Tas.) from 24.11.08 to 13.4.10.

Minister Assisting the Premier on Climate Change (Tas.) from 23.4.09 to 13.4.10.

Committee Service

State: Joint Standing: Subordinate Legislation 2006-08.

Joint Sessional: Library 2006-08.

Federal: Senate Standing: Appropriations and Staffing from 27.6.12 to 11.11.13; Privileges from 1.12.16; Regulations and Ordinances from 1.12.16.

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Environment and Communications: Legislation Committee from 1.7.11 to 11.11.13 and from 1.7.14 to 30.11.15 and References Committee from 1.7.14 to 9.5.16; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation and References Committees from 12.11.13 to 1.7.14; Finance and Public Administration References from 1.9.16; Community Affairs Legislation from 15.2.17.

Senate Select: Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures from 25.2.16 to 9.5.16; Strengthening Multiculturalism from 23.3.17; Obesity Epidemic in Australia from 10.5.18 (Deputy Chair from 18.5.18).

Joint Statutory: Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 1.7.11 to 1.7.14; Law Enforcement from 12.11.13 to 9.5.16, from 12.9.16 to 15.9.16 and from 1.12.16; Corporations and Financial Services from 4.12.13 to 1.7.14; Human Rights from 12.9.16 to 15.9.16.

Joint Standing: Migration from 1.7.11 to 5.8.13; Parliamentary Library from 1.7.11 to 5.8.13; Treaties from 1.7.11 to 5.8.13 and from 1.9.16 to 15.9.16; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16, from 8.2.17 to 20.3.17, and from 9.5.17; Electoral Matters from 1.12.16 to 8.2.17.

Joint Select: Constitutional Recognition of Local Government from 1.11.12 to 21.11.12.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Attorney-General from 18.10.13 to 1.7.14.

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Water from 1.7.14 to 23.07.16.

Party Positions

Delegate, ALP State Conference (Tas.) 2000-15.

President, ALP New Town Branch 2001-05.

Delegate, ALP National Conference 2004.

Member, ALP Administrative Committee (Tas.) 2006-08.


Born 20.2.1972, Hobart, Tas.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

BA (Hons)(Tas.).

Master of International Relations (Macq.)

Organiser, Australian Education Union (Tas.) 1998.

Adviser to Senator SM Mackay, Shadow Minister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government 1999-2002.

Director, Tasmanian Working Women's Centre 2003-04.

Adviser to the Minister for Tourism, Parks and Heritage (Tas.) 2004-05.

Manager, Art Business Unit, Dept of Tourism, Parks, Heritage and the Arts (Tas.) 2005-06.

Chief Executive Officer, Asbestos Free Tasmania Foundation 2010-11.


Hobart Citizen of the Year 2004.

Pravasi Bharatiya Sammann Award 2015.