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The Hon. Courtney HOUSSOS, MLC

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Member of the Legislative Council
Member of the Australian Labor Party
Term of service expires 57th Parliament (03 Mar 2023)
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Member of the Legislative Council
A The Hon. Courtney Houssos, MLC
Parliament House
Macquarie Street
P (02) 9230 2694
F (02) 9230 2677

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Current Positions
Position Start Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 28 Mar 2015
Prior Positions
Position Start End Period Notes
Temporary Chair of Committees 14 Mar 2018 25 Feb 2019 11 months 12 days
Member, Portfolio Committee No. 3 – Education 14 May 2015 20 Jul 2017 2 years 2 months 7 days
Member, Select Committee on off-protocol prescribing of chemotherapy in NSW 15 Aug 2016 18 May 2017 9 months 4 days
Member, Select Committee on the closure of public schools in New South Wales 01 Jul 2015 22 Oct 2015 3 months 22 days
Member, Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters 02 Jun 2015 01 Mar 2019 3 years 9 months
Member, Portfolio Committee No. 2 - Health and Community Services 20 Jul 2017 01 Mar 2019 1 year 7 months 10 days
Member, Public Accountability Committee 21 Mar 2018 01 Mar 2019 11 months 9 days
Member, Select Committee on Landowner Protection from Unauthorised Filming or Surveillance 17 May 2018 25 Oct 2018 5 months 9 days
Substitute Member, Portfolio Committee No. 5 - Industry and Transport 17 Oct 2018 13 Dec 2018 1 month 27 days Sustainability of the dairy industry in New South Wales
Substitute Member, Portfolio Committee No. 1 - Premier and Finance 17 Apr 2018 17 Oct 2018 6 months 1 day Fresh food pricing
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Courtney Houssos was elected to the NSW Legislative Council in 2015.

Prior to entering Parliament, Courtney was a Party Official for the NSW branch of the Australian Labor Party, serving nine years at the NSW Country Organiser.

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 has been awarded a Bachelor of Arts (Politics and International Relations, Industrial Relations) from the University of New South Wales.

Courtney currently lives in Earlwood, with her husband George and their daughter Anna, who was born in 2014.

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Inaugural speech, 12 May 2015