Courtney Houssos was elected to the NSW Legislative Council in 2015.
Courtney was born and grew up in Forster, on the Mid North Coast of NSW, where she
attended local public primary and high schools.
After completing her HSC, Courtney studied at the University of New South Wales,
where she was awarded a Bachelor of Arts (Politics and International Relations,
Prior to entering Parliament, Courtney was an elected Party Official for the
NSW branch of the Australian Labor Party, serving nine years at the NSW Country
Organiser, the first woman to do so.
Courtney has participated in a number of Party Committees, and has been a
delegate to both State and National Labor Conferences for many years.
Courtney currently lives in Earlwood, with her husband George and their
daughter Anna, and son Arthur.
Inaugural speech, 12 May 2015
The Parliament of New South Wales acknowledges and respects the traditional lands of all Aboriginal people, and pays respects to all Elders past and present. We acknowledge the Gadigal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which the Parliament of New South Wales stands.