The Hon. Marie Ann FICARRA, B.Sc.(Hons) MLC
Member of the Legislative Council
Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier
Member of the Liberal Party
Term of service expires 55th Parliament (6 March 2015)
|Member of the NSW Legislative Council||24 Mar 2007|| |
|Parliamentary Secretary||4 May 2011|| |
|Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 2||17 May 2011||Elected Chair 30 May 2011|
|Member, Select Committee on greyhound racing in New South Wales||29 Aug 2013|| |
|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||25 Mar 1995||5 Mar 1999||3yr(s) 11mth(s) 9day(s)|| |
|Member, Health Care Complaints Commission Committee||1995||1999||4yrs 1day|| |
|Member for Georges River||25 Mar 1995||5 Mar 1999||3yr(s) 11mth(s) 9day(s)|| |
|Member, Standing Committee on Privacy||1 Dec 1996||1 Dec 1998||2yrs 1day|| |
|Parliamentary Information Technology Committee||1 Dec 1996||1 Dec 1998||2yr(s) 1day(s)|| |
|Member, Select Committee into the Closure of the Cronulla Fisheries Research Centre of Excellence||28 Jun 2012||23 Oct 2012||3mths 26days||Elected Deputy Chair 29 June 2012|
|Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 2||29 May 2007||4 Mar 2011||3yrs 9mths 4days|| |
|Member, Standing Committee on Social Issues||29 May 2007||4 Mar 2011||3yrs 9mths 4days|| |
|Shadow Minister for Environment||1998||1999||1yr 1day|| |
Political Party Activity - Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier since May 2011. Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Opposition Leader, 2009-2011. First woman to have served in the Legislative Assembly and then the Legislative Council. Elected to New South Wales State Executive 2005. Sylvania Waters Branch Vice-President 1999-2004, 2006-2007, President 2004-2006. St George Business Branch Member 1980-1999, Secretary 1984. Delegate to New South Wales State Council 1998-1999. Member of Coalition Committees for Urban Affairs and Planning (Chair), Health, Environment and Aboriginal Affairs 1995-1999. Patron of Sydney University Liberal Club 1997-1999.
Community Activity - Past President and Life Member of Georges River Community Service. 1980 - Former Vice-President Georges River Penshurst Cricket Association and St Georges Umpires League. Member of Baden Powell Scouting Association of Australia. 1995-1999 - Former Patron Bamabara District Scouts; 1st Hurstville Scouts; Australian Air League; Peakhurst Girls Squadron; Sydney All Breeds Dog Training Club; South Hurstville Returned Serviceman's Leagues Youth Club; Peakhurst Amateur Swimming Club Inc; Kogarah Meals on Wheels. Chair, St George Emergency Services Committee. 1990-1992 - Member New South Wales Aboriginal Reconciliation Committee. 1996-1999 - Associated with numerous community sporting and ethnic groups within the St George and Sutherland area and the Australian-Italian community.
Local Government Activity - Councillor, Hurstville City Council 1980-1995. Deputy Mayor 1983-1985, Mayor 1990-1992. Life member Australian Local Government Women's Association, Treasurer 1991-1993, President 1994-1996. Minister's appointed Member, New South Wales Urban Planning Committee 1988-1991; Minister's appointed Member, Board of Waste Services of New South Wales 1993-1995. Chair (and leader of delegation) Hurstville-Changshou Sister City Association 1992-1994.
Personal - Daughter of Anthony Ficarra and Rosaria Ficarra. Married to Dr Alan Carless
Qualifications, Occupations and Interests - Educated at Beverly Hills Girls High School 1971, then University of Sydney B.Sc. (Hons) 1975. Tutor in Histology and Physiology at University of Sydney 1975-1979. Representative, Trainer and New South Wales Manager, Hoechst Australia (Pharmaceuticals) 1979-1995; General Manager, Cytec (Australia) Pty Ltd, Australia and New Zealand 1999-2005. Principal Adviser, Government Affairs, Merck, Sharp and Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd 2005-2006. Recreations include travel, politics, reading, theatre, cinema, swimming, bush walking and enjoying life.
First speech, 5 June 2007:
Keywords: Parliamentary Secretary
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