The Hon. Walter SECORD, MLC
Member of the Legislative Council
Shadow Minister for Water, Shadow Special Minister of State
Member of the Australian Labor Party
Term of service expires 55th Parliament (6 March 2015)
|Member of the NSW Legislative Council||24 May 2011||Elected to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of the Hon. Edward Obeid. |
|Shadow Special Minister of State||17 Oct 2012|| |
|Shadow Minister for Water||17 Oct 2012|| |
|Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 1||22 Jun 2011|| |
|Member, Staysafe (Joint Standing Committee on Road Safety)||22 Jun 2011|| |
|Member, Joint Select Committee on the Parliamentary Budget Office||26 Aug 2011||2 Dec 2011||3mths 7days|| |
Mr Secord's speeches in Hansard
Mr Secord's questions published in the Question & Answer Paper
Political Party Activity - Member, NSW ALP, 1991 to current. Various positions, NSW ALP including: Chair, NSW ALP International Relations (Foreign Affairs) Committee, 2005. Deputy Chair, Parliamentary Friends of Israel. Deputy co-Chair, Parliamentary Friends of Armenia.
Community Activity - Member, Association for Canadian Studies in Australia and New Zealand. Member, MEAA union. Member, Reprieve Australia. Member, Sydney Film Festival. Director, Sydney International Film Festival, 2005-2009.
Honours Received - Mavor Moore Award for Playwriting, York University, June 1987. Australian Human Rights Awards, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, 1991. The Australian Press Council Prize (Postgraduate) in Media and Communications, University of Sydney, May 2012. 2012 Friend of the Armenian Community Award, November 2012.
Personal - Mr Secord was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and grew up on the Mississaugas of the New Credit (Indian reserve) First Nation in southern Ontario. Educated at the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation elementary school; JC Hill Elementary (Six Nations Indian Reserve) School and Hagersville Secondary School. He became an Australian citizen in June 1992. Mr Secord is interested in Indigenous issues, community development, the prevention of genocide, inter-faith activity and the abolition of the death penalty. Other interests include; cinema, reading, travel and ice hockey. Mr Secord has one daughter.
Qualifications, Occupations and Interests - Bachelor of Arts (Hons), York University (Canada) 1984-1988. Clerk, Youth Employment Services, 1986. Journalist, Toronto Star, 1987. Journalist, Australian Jewish News, 1988 - 1991. Various positions including; Chief of Staff, Director of Communications, and Press Secretary at local, state and federal levels, 1991-2011. Masters Degree (Strategic Public Relations) University of Sydney, 2012.
Inaugural speech, 2 June 2011:
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