The Hon. (Penny) Penelope Gail SHARPE, MLC
Member of the Legislative Council
Shadow Minister for Transport
Member of the Australian Labor Party
Term of service expires 56th Parliament (1 March 2019)
|Member of the NSW Legislative Council||11 Oct 2005||Elected for the balance of the term of service of Hon. CM Tebbutt (resigned).|
|Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 3||22 Jun 2011|| |
|Shadow Minister for Transport||8 Apr 2011|| |
|Parliamentary Secretary||6 Jan 2010||28 Mar 2011||1yr 2mths 23days|| |
|Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 1||10 May 2007||24 Jun 2010||3yrs 1mth 15days|| |
|Parliamentary Secretary||23 Sep 2008||4 Dec 2009||1yr 2mths 12days|| |
|Parliamentary Secretary assisting the Minister for Energy, and the Minister for Mineral Resources||8 May 2007||5 Sep 2008||1yr 3mths 29days|| |
|Temporary Chair, Committees||23 May 2006||2 Mar 2007||9mths 8days|| |
|Temporary Chair, Committees||2 Mar 2006||19 May 2006||2mths 18days|| |
|Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 4||18 May 2011||22 Jun 2011||1mth 5days|| |
|Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 4||24 Jun 2010||4 Mar 2011||8mths 9days|| |
|Member, Select Committee on the NSW Taxi Industry||18 Nov 2009||1 Jun 2010||6mths 15days||Deputy Chair|
|Member, Committee for Children and Young People||5 Apr 2006||2 Mar 2007||10mths 26days|| |
|Member, Privileges Committee||17 Nov 2005||2 Mar 2007||1yr 3mths 14days|| |
|Member, Legislation Review Committee||17 Nov 2005||2 Mar 2007||1yr 3mths 14days|| |
|Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 1||8 Jun 2006||2 Mar 2007||8mths 23days||In place of Mr Donnelly|
|Member, Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters||29 May 2006||2 Mar 2007||9mths 2days||In place of Ms Fazio.|
Political Party Activity - Secretary to local branches and State electorate councils, delegate to State and National ALP conferences.
Community Activity - Previously been on management committees of childcare centres, neighbourhood centres and youth services. Foster carer for young women aged 15 to 17 years (1995-1998).
Local Government Activity - Currently a councillor on Marrickville Council.
Personal - Born 1970 in Canberra. Has partner and three children.
Qualifications, Occupations and Interests - Previous occupations include shop assistant, waiter, music teacher, president of local and national student organisations, consultant to public transport industry, marketing assistant, program development officer and policy advisor. Policy interests include skills and industry development, education, affordable housing, improving democracy through technology, human rights and law reform. Personal interests include crime fiction, cooking, fishing and sudoku.
First speech, 16 November 2005:
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