Member for Shellharbour
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly
Member of the Australian Labor Party
Temporary Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
Member, Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters
Member, NSW Parliament Asia-Pacific Friendship Group
Member, NSW Parliamentary Friends of the European Union
Member, NSW Parliamentary Friends of Taiwan
Anna’s profile on the NSW Parliament website can be found here.
The Parliament of New South Wales is Australia’s first and oldest Parliament, and its complex of buildings includes the oldest building surviving in the Sydney Central Business District (CBD).
What does an MP do in Parliament? Anna’s ‘Parliament at Work’ factsheet has more information.
A Sitting Day in a Parliamentary Chamber
The Houses of Parliament do not sit every working day of the year. Ministers and Members have full roles outside sitting times and the business of Parliament does usually not require more than 50-60 sitting days each year.
Annual sittings are divided into two sessions – the Budget Session (from February to early July) and the Spring Session (from September to December).
To view the NSW Parliamentary Sitting Day Calendar 2016, click here.
A Typical Sitting Day:
- Presiding Officer takes the Chair
- Ministerial Statements
- Notices of Motions
- Tabling of Papers (eg: Departmental Reports)
- Presentation of Petitions
- Tabling of Reports from Parliamentary Committees
- Question Time
- Motions for Urgent Consideration
- Matters of Public Importance
- Government Business (Legislation)
- Private Member’s Statements (Members may make brief speeches on matters of particular concern to them)
Education Resources from NSW Parliament
Educational publications are prepared specifically by the Education Section of the Parliament for teachers, students and the general public.