The Hon. Amanda Ruth FAZIO, MLC

The Hon. Amanda Ruth FAZIO,  MLC
Member of the Legislative Council
Opposition Whip in the Legislative Council
Member of the Australian Labor Party
Term of service expires 55th Parliament (6 March 2015)



Contact Details

A The Hon. Amanda Fazio, MLC
Parliament House
Macquarie Street
Sydney NSW 2000
P (02) 9230 3593
F (02) 9230 3591
E amanda.fazio@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Parliamentary Activity

Current Positions

PositionStartNotes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council30 Aug 2000 
Opposition Whip in the Legislative Council3 May 2011 
Member, Procedure Committee10 May 2011 
Member, Privileges Committee12 May 2011Deputy Chair
Member, Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters22 Jun 2011 
Member, Select Committee on the sale of the Currawong property at Pittwater26 Mar 2014 

Prior Positions

PositionStartEndPeriodNotes
Member, Privileges Committee10 May 20072 Dec 20092yrs 6mths 23days 
Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 310 May 200724 Nov 20092yrs 6mths 15days 
Member, Standing Committee on Law and Justice10 May 200724 Nov 20092yrs 6mths 15days 
Deputy President and Chair of Committees8 May 200724 Nov 20092yrs 6mths 17days 
President of the Legislative Council of NSW24 Nov 20093 May 20111yr 5mths 10days 
Chair of Committees30 Apr 20032 Mar 20073yrs 10mths 1day 
Member, Standing Committee on Law and Justice26 Jun 20032 Mar 20073yrs 8mths 5days 
Deputy Goverment Whip23 Oct 200128 Feb 20031yr 4mths 6days 
Member, Select Committee on the closure or downsizing of Corrective Services NSW facilities6 Sep 201214 Jun 20139mths 9days 
Member, Select Committee on the provisions of the Election Funding, Expenditure and Disclosures Amendment Bill 201124 Nov 201115 Feb 20122mths 23days 
Member, Standing Committee on State Development12 May 20117 Sep 20113mths 27days 
Member, Joint Select Committee on the Parliamentary Budget Office23 Jun 201126 Aug 20112mths 4days 
Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 318 May 201122 Jun 20111mth 5days 
Member, Procedure Committee22 Sep 20054 Mar 20115yrs 5mths 11daysReappointed to the committee on 10 May 2007.
Joint Chair, Joint Select Committee on Parliamentary Procedure23 Sep 201021 Oct 201029days 
Member, Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters27 Jun 20073 Dec 20092yrs 5mths 7days 
Member, Legislation Review Committee21 Jun 20073 Dec 20092yrs 5mths 13days 
Member, Select Committee on Electoral and Political Party Funding27 Jun 200719 Jun 200811mths 24days 
Member, Privileges Committee4 Sep 20032 Mar 20073yrs 5mths 27days 
Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No 310 Jul 20032 Mar 20073yrs 7mths 21daysElected Chair 25 August 2003
Member, Joint Select Committee on the Cross City Tunnel6 Jun 20062 Mar 20078mths 25days 
Member, Select Committee on the Continued Public Ownership of Snowy Hydro Limited7 Jun 200626 Oct 20064mths 20days 
Member, Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters15 Sep 200429 May 20061yr 8mths 15days 
Member, Joint Select Committee on the Cross City Tunnel29 Nov 200519 May 20065mths 21days 
Member, Select Committee on Juvenile Offenders16 Dec 200429 Jul 20057mths 14days 
Legislative Council Respresentative on the Council of the University of Wollongong7 May 200321 Dec 20041yr 7mths 15days 

Biography

Political Party Activity - Worked for the Australian Labor Party as Executive Officer of the NSW Branch from 1992 - 2000. Member of the ALP from 1977 and has been active in all levels of the Party - particularly in respect to Party rules and increasing the participation of women. Served on the Party's Rules Committee since 1979 and has also served on the Community Service Policy Committee, the Status of Women's Committee and the Women's Forum. Attended most National ALP Conferences for the last 25 years. Has worked on the staff of the House of Representatives Speakers, Hon Leo McLeay MP and Stephen Martin MP.

Community Activity - Served on the Ministerial Advisory Council on Family and Children's Services during the time of the Wran Government. Served on the Management Committee of Jobsupport which is one of the largest and most successful independent supported jobs services in the country - training and placing people with intellectual disabilities into open employment. Committed to pursuing the cause of providing people with disabilities the opportunity to participate to their maximum at all levels of society.

Personal - A resident of the inner western suburbs of Sydney for the last 22 years and currently residing at Summer Hill. Children Alessandro (born 1990) and Angelica (born 1991) attend local public high schools.

Qualifications, Occupations and Interests - Educated at Taree Primary School, Cabramatta West Primary School, Cabramatta High School, the MLC School at Burwood and has undertaken tertiary studies in industrial relations. Prior to commencing work with the ALP was a senior manager in the Commonwealth Public Service working in the provision of services such as child care, aged persons' accommodation and disability services. Interests include art, film, music and architecture. Also a keen interest in public policy in relation to the following areas; the preservation of industrial architecture and improving the provision of community services to rural communities.

Has worked on the staff of the House of Representatives Speakers, Hon Leo McLeay MP and Stephen Martin MP.

First speech, 23 November 2000:

Fazio.pdf



Keywords: Opposition Whip in the Legislative Council
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