The Hon. Robyn Mary PARKER, MP
Member of the Legislative Assembly
Member for Maitland
Minister for the Environment, and Minister for Heritage
Member of the Liberal Party
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|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||26 Mar 2011|| |
|Member for Maitland||26 Mar 2011|| |
|Minister for the Environment||3 Apr 2011|| |
|Minister for Heritage||3 Apr 2011|| |
|Member of the NSW Legislative Council||22 Mar 2003||4 Mar 2011||7yrs 11mths 11days|| |
|Temporary Chair of Committees||10 May 2007||22 Dec 2010||3yrs 7mths 13days|| |
|Member, Legislative Council General Purpose Standing Committee No. 2||29 May 2007||4 Mar 2011||3yrs 9mths 4days|| |
|Member, Legislation Review Committee||21 Jun 2007||10 Mar 2010||2yrs 8mths 18days|| |
|Member, Legislative Council Standing Committee on Social Issues||21 May 2003||2 Mar 2007||3yrs 9mths 10days||Deputy Chair|
|Member, Legislative Council General Purpose Standing Committee No. 1||29 Jun 2004||2 Mar 2007||2yrs 8mths 2days||Elected Deputy Chair 14/09/2005.|
|Member, Legislation Review Committee||22 Sep 2005||2 Mar 2007||1yr 5mths 9days|| |
|Member, Legislative Council General Purpose Standing Committee No. 2||19 Sep 2006||2 Mar 2007||5mths 12days||Elected Chair 25/09/2006.|
|Member, Legislative Council General Purpose Standing Committee No. 2||10 Jul 2003||29 Jun 2004||11mths 20days|| |
Ms Parker's speeches in Hansard
About the Maitland Electorate
Rural. Located within Hunter Statistical Agricultural Subdivision.
Principal centres: Aberglasslyn, Allandale, Anambah, Ashtonfield, Balickera, Berry Park, Bishops Bridge, Bolwarra, Bolwarra Heights, Brandy Hill, Butterwick, Cliftleigh, Duckenfield, Duns Creek, Eagleton, East Maitland, East Seaham, Farley, Ferodale, Four Mile Creek, Gillieston Heights, Glen Oak, Gosforth, Greta, Harpers Hill, Hillsborough, Hinton, Horseshoe Bend, Lambs Valley, Largs, Lochinvar, Lorn, Louth Park, Luskintyre, Maitland, Maitland Vale, Melville, Metford, Millers Forest, Mindaribba, Morpeth, Mount Dee, Mount Kanwary, Nelsons Plains, Oakhampton, Oakhampton Heights, Osterley, Oswald, Phoenix Park, Pitnacree, Raworth, Raymond Terrace, Rosebrook, Rutherford, Seaham, South Maitland, Swan Reach, Telarah, Tenambit, Thornton, Tocal, Wallalong, Windella, Windermere, Woodberry, Woodville.
Area: 675 sq km
Population: 69,655. Enrolment: 52,406.
For more detailed information see - http://www.elections.nsw.gov.au/state_government_elections/electoral_districts/all_districts_/maitland
Political Party Activity - 1997 to 2000 Vice-President, Liberal Party of New South Wales.
2000 to 2003 President, NSW Womens Council of the Liberal Party.
Qualifications, Occupations and Interests - Prior to entering Parliament, Robyn worked as a teacher and community services and child care advocate. One of her proudest achievements was establishing the Community Activities Teab (CAT) Mobile in 1983, which provided support to isolated families in the Maitland community. She has been involved in setting up and pioneering groundbreaking childcare programmes in both Victoria and NSW and initiated a number of rural outreach programmes in these areas - many of which are still in operation.
As an active member of the Liberal Party, Robyn served as State Vice President (1997-2000) and was President of the NSW Women's Council (2000-2003). As head of the Liberal Women's Forum, she passionately supported the training and mentoring of women in all levels of Government and initiated the Pathways to Political Leadership Programme.
Robyn was elected to the Legislative Council in 2003. During her time in Parliament Robyn chaired a number of high-profile inquiries, including the Operation and Management of the NSW Ambulance Service, the Bullying of Children and Young People, and the Building the Education Revolution. She also served as the Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Education and Aboriginal Affairs and was Chair of the NSW Opposition's Hunter Taskforce.
Robyn decided to seek election to the Legislative Assembly to fulfil a desire to become involved in politics at a more local level and was elected as the Member for Maitland in March 2011. Robyn was appointed Minister for Environment and Minister for Heritage in April 2011.
First Speech, Legislative Council, 20 May 2003:
Inaugural Speech, Legislative Assembly, 3 May 2011:
Keywords: Minister for the Environment, and Minister for Heritage
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