The Hon. (Greg) Gregory John DONNELLY, BEc MIR MLC
Member of the Legislative Council
Member of the Australian Labor Party
Term of service expires 56th Parliament (1 March 2019)
|Member of the NSW Legislative Council||23 Feb 2005||Elected for the balance of term of service of Hon. M R Egan (resigned).|
|Trustee of the Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Fund||23 Jun 2011|| |
|Member, Standing Committee on Social Issues||10 May 2007||4 Mar 2011||3yrs 9mths 23days|| |
|Member, Privileges Committee||10 May 2007||4 Mar 2011||3yrs 9mths 23days|| |
|Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 3||10 May 2007||4 Mar 2011||3yrs 9mths 23days|| |
|Member, Standing Committee on Law and Justice||10 May 2007||4 Mar 2011||3yrs 9mths 23days|| |
|Government Whip, Legislative Council||30 Mar 2007||4 Mar 2011||3yrs 11mths 3days|| |
|Opposition Whip in the Legislative Council||8 Apr 2011||3 May 2011||26days|| |
|Temporary Chair, Committees||23 May 2006||2 Mar 2007||9mths 8days|| |
|Temporary Chair, Committees||29 Mar 2006||19 May 2006||1mth 21days|| |
|Member, Standing Committee on Social Issues||12 May 2011||6 Mar 2015||3yrs 9mths 23days|| |
|Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 5||18 May 2011||6 Mar 2015||3yrs 9mths 17days|| |
|Member, Committee on Children and Young People||22 Jun 2011||6 Mar 2015||3yrs 8mths 13days|| |
|Member, Select Committee on the Planning Process in Newcastle and the Broader Hunter Region||14 Oct 2014||18 Dec 2014||2mths 5days|| |
|Member, Privileges Committee||18 Mar 2013||26 Nov 2013||8mths 9days|| |
|Member, Procedure Committee||10 May 2007||4 Mar 2011||3yrs 9mths 23days|| |
|Member, Select Committee on the NSW Taxi Industry||18 Nov 2009||1 Jun 2010||6mths 15days|| |
|Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 2||10 May 2007||18 Mar 2010||2yrs 10mths 9days|| |
|Member, Select Committee on the Continued Public Ownership of Snowy Hydro Limited||7 Jun 2006||26 Oct 2006||4mths 20days|| |
|Member, Joint Select Committee on Tobacco Smoking||6 Jun 2006||29 Aug 2006||2mths 24days|| |
|Member, Joint Select Committee on Tobacco Smoking||9 Mar 2006||19 May 2006||2mths 11days|| |
|Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 4||2 May 2005||2 Mar 2007||1yr 10mths 1day||In place of Mr Roozendaal.|
|Member, Standing Committee on State Development||2 May 2005||2 Mar 2007||1yr 10mths 1day||In place of Mr Roozendaal.|
|Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 5||2 May 2005||2 Mar 2007||1yr 10mths 1day||In place of Ms Griffin.|
|Member, Standing Committee on Law and Justice||10 Aug 2005||2 Mar 2007||1yr 6mths 21days||In place of Mr Roozendaal.|
|Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 1||10 Aug 2005||8 Jun 2006||9mths 30days||In place of Mr Roozendaal.|
Greg Donnelly is a Member of the NSW Legislative Council, entering the upper house in February 2005. He was re-elected at the March 2011 state election. He currently sits on three parliamentary committees, Social Issues, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 5 and Committee on Children and Young People. He is also a Trustee of the Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Fund. Other committees he has served on include, Law and Justice, Independent Committee Against Corruption, Procedures, Privileges and General Purpose Standing Committees No. 2 and 3. He has also served as Government Whip in the Legislative Council in the 54th Parliament.
Prior to entering the NSW Legislative Council in February 2005, Greg was a full-time official of the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees' Association NSW Branch (Shop Assistants Union). He commenced with the union in 1986 and worked in a number of roles including branch secretary for nine years before entering Parliament. Greg graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Economics (1983) and a Master of Industrial Relations (1986). He completed the Harvard Trade Union Program in 1992.
He is currently Secretary of the ALP NSW Branch Australia and the World Policy Caucus and has served on a number of other policy committees including Health, Education, Employment and Industrial Relations and Community Welfare. He is President of the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association NSW Branch and a member of the University of Notre Dame Australia (Sydney) Arts & Science Advisory Board.
Greg's policy areas of interest are broad and include, family and life issues, genetics and biotechnology, economic development, drugs, children and young people, public health, law and order, employment and workplace relations, media and culture, human rights, elder care, education, disability services, defence and international relations.
Greg is married to Gaynor and they have three children, Matthew, Lucy and Joe. His sister Jane and her family, along with his parents Peter and Betty, live in Western Australia.
First speech, 06 April 2005:
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