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Mr Alister Andrew HENSKENS, SC MP

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Member of the Legislative Assembly
Member for Ku-ring-gai
Cabinet Secretary
Member of the Liberal Party
Contact Details
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Ku-ring-gai Electorate Office
A Mr Alister Henskens, MP
27 Redleaf Avenue
P (02) 9487 8588
F (02) 9487 8550

Parliamentary Activity
Current Positions
Position Start Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 28 Mar 2015
Member for Ku-ring-gai 28 Mar 2015
Cabinet Secretary 24 Apr 2019
Prior Positions
Position Start End Period Notes
Parliamentary Secretary for Finance, Services and Property 01 Feb 2017 23 Mar 2019 2 years 1 month 23 days
Chair, Legislative Assembly Committee on Transport and Infrastructure 02 Jun 2015 29 Mar 2017 1 year 9 months 28 days
Member, Legislative Assembly Committee on Investment, Industry and Regional Development 28 May 2015 29 Mar 2017 1 year 10 months 2 days
Member, Legislation Review Committee 28 May 2015 01 Feb 2017 1 year 8 months 5 days Ceased to hold membership of the Committee as appointed a Parliamentary Secretary (see section 6 of the Legislation Review Act 1987).
Chair, Select Committee on the Regulation of Brothels 25 Jun 2015 10 Nov 2015 4 months 17 days
Member, Joint Select Committee on Companion Animal Breeding Practices in New South Wales 13 May 2015 27 Aug 2015 3 months 15 days
Member, Legislative Assembly Committee on Transport and Infrastructure 28 May 2015 02 Jun 2015 6 days Elected Chair of the Committee on 2 June 2015 (see separate entry).
About the Ku-ring-gai Electorate
Inner metropolitan, residential suburban. Located Sydney, outer northwestern.

Principal suburbs: Gordon, Hornsby, Killara, Lindfield, Normanhurst, North Turramurra, North Wahroonga, Pymble, South Turramurra, St Ives, Thornleigh, Turramurra, Wahroonga, Waitara, Warrawee, West Pymble.

Area: 52.45 sq km.

Population: 74,120. Enrolment: 54,513.

Political Party Activity

Member, Liberal Party of Australia.

Community Activity

Director, Basketball NSW 1997 to 1998. Director, Basketball Association of Newcastle and Lake Macquarie 1993 to 1998. President, Gordon East Public School P & C 2006 to 2007. Coach or Manager, Northern Suburbs Basketball Association 2007 to 2015.

Local Government Activity

Military Service

Honours Received

Rotary Foundation Scholar, Rotary International, 1987 to 1988. Fellow, Commercial Law Association, September 2008.


Qualifications, Occupations and Interests

Bachelor of Economics (BEc), University of Sydney, 1984. Bachelor of Laws (LLB), University of Sydney, 1986. Master of Laws (LLM), University of Toronto, 1988.

1987 to 1996 Solicitor. 1996 to present Barrister. 2011 Senior Counsel.

Interests include basketball, tennis and playing guitar.

Additional Information

Inaugural Speech, 7 May 2015: