The Hon. Adam SEARLE, MLC

The Hon. Adam SEARLE,  MLC
Member of the Legislative Council
Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council, Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations, and Shadow Minister for Small Business
Member of the Australian Labor Party
Term of service expires 55th Parliament (6 March 2015)

Contact Details

A The Hon. Adam Searle, MLC
Parliament House
Macquarie Street
Sydney NSW 2000
P (02) 9230 2160
F (02) 9230 2522

Parliamentary Activity

Current Positions

Member of the NSW Legislative Council24 May 2011Elected to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of the Hon. John Hatzistergos.
Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council14 Jun 2011 
Shadow Minister for Small Business14 Jun 2011 
Member, Committee on the Ombudsman, the Police Integrity Commission and the Crime Commission22 Jun 2011 
Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 422 Jun 2011 
Member, Select Committee on home schooling2 Jun 2014 
Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations17 Oct 2012 

Prior Positions

Shadow Minister for Mental Health14 Jun 201117 Oct 20121yr 4mths 4days 
Shadow Minister for Housing14 Jun 201117 Oct 20121yr 4mths 4days 
Member, Joint Standing Committee on the Office of the Valuer-General20 Feb 201314 Aug 20141yr 5mths 26days 
Member, Select Committee on the sale of the Currawong property at Pittwater26 Mar 201426 Jun 20143mths 1day 
Member, Select Committee on the partial defence of provocation14 Jun 201223 Apr 201310mths 10days 
Member, Joint Select Committee on the NSW Workers Compensation Scheme2 May 201213 Jun 20121mth 12days 
Member, Select Committee on the Kooragang Island Orica chemical leak6 Sep 201123 Feb 20125mths 18days 

Parliamentary Record

Mr Searle's speeches in Hansard

Mr Searle's questions published in the Question & Answer Paper


Political Party Activity - President, Mid Mountains Branch ALP, 1992-current. Councillor, Blue Mountains City Council, 1999-present. Mayor, Blue Mountains City Council, 2008-2010. Previous Parliamentary seats contested: House of Representatives seat of Macquarie, 2001; Blue Mountains City Council Ward 2, 1995.

Personal - Mr Searle's hobbies and interests include reading and bush walking.

Qualifications, Occupations and Interests - Barrister, State Chambers, 2000-current. Chief of Staff, the Hon. J.W Shaw QC MLC, Attorney General and Minister for Industrial Relations, 1995-2000. Member, NSW Bar Association 2000-current.

Inaugural speech, 31 May 2011:

Inaugural Speech.pdf

Keywords: Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council
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