The Hon. Richard Sanderson AMERY, MP

The Hon. Richard Sanderson AMERY,  MP
Member of the Legislative Assembly
Member for Mount Druitt
Opposition Whip
Member of the Australian Labor Party

Contact Details

A The Hon. Richard Amery, MP
Office Suite 201
Westfield Shoppingtown
Carlisle Avenue
P (02) 9625 6770
F (02) 9625 9965

Parliamentary Activity

Current Positions

Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly22 Oct 1983 
Member for Mount Druitt25 May 1991 
Opposition Whip8 Apr 2011 
Legislative Assembly Trustee, Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Fund17 Jun 2011 

Prior Positions

Member for Riverstone22 Oct 19833 May 19917yrs 6mths 12days 
Minister for Corrective Services21 Nov 20012 Apr 20031yr 4mths 13days 
Minister for Agriculture4 Apr 19952 Apr 20037yrs 11mths 30days 
Minister for Land and Water Conservation1 Dec 199721 Nov 20013yrs 11mths 21days 
Shadow Minister for Consumer Affairs, Seniors19911995  
Shadow Minister for Water Resources and Co-operative Societies19911995  
Assistant Shadow Minister for Transport19891991  
Shadow Minister for Natural Resources19881991  
Member, Committee on the Independent Commission Against Corruption22 Jun 20116 Mar 20153yrs 8mths 13days 
Member, Standing Orders and Procedure Committee22 Jun 20116 Mar 20153yrs 8mths 13days 
Deputy Chair, Standing Committee on Parliamentary Privilege and Ethics20 Jun 20074 Mar 20113yrs 8mths 13days 
Chair, Committee on the Independent Commission Against Corruption3 Jun 20104 Mar 20119mths 2days 
Member, Committee on the Independent Commission Against Corruption1 Jun 20103 Jun 20103daysElected Chair of the Committee on 3 June 2010 (see separate entry).
Member, Committee on the Independent Commission Against Corruption22 Oct 200824 Jun 20098mths 3days 
Member, Standing Committee on Natural Resource Management 8 May 20032 Mar 20073yrs 9mths 23days 

Parliamentary Record

Mr Amery's speeches in Hansard

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

About the Mount Druitt Electorate

Metropolitan, residential suburban. Located Sydney, outer western.

Principal suburbs: Arndell Park, Bidwill, Blackett, Dharruk, Eastern Creek, Emerton, Glendenning, Hassall Grove, Hebersham, Huntingwood, Lethbridge Park, Minchinbury, Mount Druitt, Oakhurst, Plumpton, Rooty Hill, Shalvey, Willmot.

Area: 43 sq km.

Population: 80,307. Enrolment: 48,234.

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Political Party Activity - Joined A.L.P. 1976. Secretary Rooty Hill Branch 1978-83. Delegate to State Conference 1979-82, 1991-92. Various Electorate Council delegates positions. Member, Caucus committees on: Police; Health; Transport; Corrective Services 1983-1988. Member, Ministerial Working Party on Education for Western Sydney 1986-1987.

Community Activity - Past member of Dawson Girl Guides Local Association 1982-92; Archdiocese Council of Mount Druitt Hospital 1986-91; Member of the United Services Union. Rooty Hill School of Arts Management Committee and Board of Directors of Mount Druitt Hospital 1982-86; Current member of Kimberley Reserve Parks Committee. Parliamentary Bowling Club; Mount Druitt West Tradies Club and Rooty Hill R.S.L. Club.

Personal - Born 31 March 1951, Liverpool. Married to Marie since 1974, 1 daughter Deborah and 1 son Roy and 4 grandchildren.

Qualifications, Occupations and Interests - Previously shop assistant/storeman at Flemings Food Stores (Nov 1965-Aug 1966) & Franklins Food Stores (Aug 1966-Sept 1970). Member of the NSW Police Force 1970-83, attained the rank of Senior Constable.

Interests include reading, photography, politics, vintage cars, typewriters and lawn bowls.

Keywords: Opposition Whip
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