The Hon. Sophie COTSIS, MLC
Member of the Legislative Council
Shadow Minister for Local Government, Shadow Minister for Housing, Shadow Minister for the Status of Women
Member of the Australian Labor Party
Term of service expires 55th Parliament (6 March 2015)
|Member of the NSW Legislative Council||7 Sep 2010||Elected for the balance of term of service of the Hon. John Della Bosca (resigned).|
|Shadow Minister for Local Government||8 Apr 2011|| |
|Shadow Minister for the Status of Women||8 Apr 2011|| |
|Shadow Minister for Housing||17 Oct 2012|| |
|Member, Standing Committee on State Development||21 Sep 2010||4 Mar 2011||5mths 12days|| |
|Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 2||21 Sep 2010||4 Mar 2011||5mths 12days|| |
|Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations||8 Apr 2011||17 Oct 2012||1yr 6mths 10days|| |
|Shadow Minister for Citizenship and Communities||8 Apr 2011||14 Jun 2011||2mths 7days|| |
Ms Cotsis' speeches in Hansard
Ms Cotsis' questions published in the Question & Answer Paper
Political Party Activity - Member of the Australian Labor Party since 1993, Kingsgrove Branch. Former Member of the ALP Economics and Finance Committee, Former Member of ALP Review Tribunal, Former President of Watson FEC, Bankstown/St George Young Labor, Delegate to State Conference. Macquarie University, Student Council, 1994.
Community Activity - Friend of St George Hospital Lamrock Committee, previous volunteer to help raise funds for St George Hospital. Macquarie University Hellenic Studies Foundation, raising funds to establish a permanent program to secure course options for the wider university student population who want to study Hellenic history, literature, culture and language. Associate member St George Leagues Club, Member Souths Juniors and Member Kingsgrove RSL. Member of Liquor and Hospitality Division LHMU. Voluntary Member Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Personal - Born in Canterbury, grew up in St George district. Majority of primary schooling at Canterbury South Public School and then Kingsgrove Public School, Kingsgrove High School. Married with two children.
Qualifications, Occupations and Interests - Macquarie University Bachelor of Arts, Graduated 1995. University of Technology Sydney, Master of Legal Studies, Graduated 2001. Occupations, shiftworker Sydney Airport, Project Officer Labor Council of NSW, Organiser with Liquor and Hospitality Division LHMU, Policy Advisor in Office of Hon. Michael Costa, Treasurer, Manager Parsons Brinckerhoff. Interests; history, reading, swimming, basketball, soccer and rugby league.
Inaugural speech, 27 October 2010:
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