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Ms Janelle Anne SAFFIN, MP

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Member of the Legislative Assembly
Member for Lismore
Member of the Australian Labor Party
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Lismore Electorate Office
A Ms Janelle Saffin, MP
55 Carrington Street
Postal Ms Janelle Saffin MP
PO Box 52
P (02) 6621 3624
F (02) 6622 1403

Parliamentary Activity
Current Positions
Position Start Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 23 Mar 2019
Member for Lismore 23 Mar 2019
Prior Positions
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 25 Mar 1995 28 Feb 2003 7 years 11 months 4 days A Member of the directly elected Legislative Council. Date of Election 25 March 1995.
Member, Select Committee on the Increase in Prisoner Population 17 Nov 1999 13 Nov 2001 1 year 11 months 28 days
About the Lismore Electorate
Rural. Located within Richmond/Tweed Statistical Agricultural Subdivision.

Principal centres: Acacia Creek, Afterlee, Amosfield, Babyl Creek, Back Creek, Barkers Vale, Bean Creek, Bentley, Bexhill, Bingeebeebra Creek, Blakebrook, Blue Knob, Boat Harbour, Bolivia, Bonalbo, Booerie Creek, Bookookoorara, Boomi Creek, Boonoo Boonoo, Boorabee Park, Boorook, Booyong, Bottle Creek, Bray Park, Brays Creek, Broadwater, Brumby Plains, Buckendoon, Bungabbee, Bungulla, Byangum, Byrrill Creek, Caniaba, Capeen Creek, Carrolls Creek, Cawongla, Cedar Creek, Cedar Point, Chilcotts Grass, Chillingham, Chowan Creek, Clunes, Coffee Camp, Collins Creek, Commissioners Creek, Coraki, Corndale, Cottonvale, Cougal, Crystal Creek, Cullendore, Culmaran Creek, Dairy Flat, Deep Creek, Deepwater, Dobies Bight, Doon Doon, Dorroughby, Doubtful Creek, Drake, Duck Creek, Dum Dum, Dumaresq Valley, Dunbible, Dungarubba, Dungay, Dunoon, Dyraaba, East Coraki, East Gundurimba, East Lismore, Eden Creek, Edenville, Eltham, Ettrick, Eungella, Fawcetts Plain, Fernside, Fernvale, Findon Creek, Geneva, Georgica, Ghinni Ghi, Girards Hill, Goolmangar, Goonellabah, Gorge Creek, Gradys Creek, Green Forest, Green Pigeon, Grevillia, Haystack, Hogarth Range, Homeleigh, Hopkins Creek, Horse Station Creek, Horseshoe Creek, Howards Grass, Iron Pot Creek, Jacksons Flat, Jennings, Jiggi, Joes Box, Keerrong, Kilgin, Kilgra, Koonorigan, Koreelah, Kunghur, Kunghur Creek, Kynnumboon, Kyogle, Lagoon Grass, Larnook, Legume, Leycester, Lillian Rock, Limpinwood, Lindendale, Lindesay Creek, Lismore, Lismore Heights, Liston, Little Back Creek, Loadstone, Loftville, Lower Acacia Creek, Lower Bottle Creek, Lower Duck Creek, Lower Dyraaba, Lower Peacock, Lynchs Creek, Mallanganee, Marom Creek, Maryland, Mckees Hill, Mcleans Ridges, Midginbil, Mingoola, Modanville, Mole River, Monaltrie, Mount Burrell, Mount Nardi, Mount Warning, Mountain Top, Mummulgum, Murwillumbah, New Koreelah, New Park, Nimbin, Nobbys Creek, North Arm, North Lismore, North Woodburn, Numinbah, Numulgi, Old Bonalbo, Old Grevillia, Old Koreelah, Paddys Flat, Pagans Flat, Peacock Creek, Pearces Creek, Piora, Pretty Gully, Pumpenbil, Repentance Creek, Richmond Hill, Rivertree, Rock Valley, Rocky River, Rosebank, Roseberry, Rowlands Creek, Ruby Creek, Rukenvale, Ruthven, Sandilands, Sandy Flat, Sandy Hill, Sawpit Creek, Sextonville, Sherwood, Silent Grove, Simpkins Creek, Smiths Creek, South Gundurimba, South Lismore, South Murwillumbah, Spring Grove, Stannum, Stokers Siding, Stony Chute, Sunnyside, Tabulam, Tatham, Tenterfield, Terania Creek, Terrace Creek, Terragon, The Channon, The Glen, The Risk, Theresa Creek, Timbarra, Tomewin, Tooloom, Toonumbar, Torrington, Tregeagle, Tucki Tucki, Tuckurimba, Tullera, Tuncester, Tunglebung, Tuntable Creek, Tyalgum, Tyalgum Creek, Tygalgah, Uki, Undercliffe, Unumgar, Upper Crystal Creek, Upper Duck Creek, Upper Eden Creek, Upper Horseshoe Creek, Upper Tooloom, Urbenville, Wadeville, Warrazambil Creek, West Wiangaree, Whian Whian, Wiangaree, Willsons Downfall, Woodenbong, Woodlawn, Woodside, Woolners Arm, Wylie Creek, Wyneden, Wyrallah, Yabbra, Zara.

Area: 13,020.61 sq km.

Population: 73,255. Enrolment: 56,159.

Political Party Activity

Australian Labor Party (ALP). Member of Lismore Branch for 13 years. President, secretary at all voluntary level. State and Country Conference Delegate to New South Wales Australian Labor Party conference.

Community Activity

Member of Far North Coast Domestic Violence Liason Committee, Northern Rivers Regional Economic Development Organsiation and Amnesty International.

Local Government Activity

Military Service

Honours Received


Married (date unknown) and had issue, 1 son and 3 stepsons.

Qualifications, Occupations and Interests

Lawyer (solicitor) and Schoolteacher. Educated at Northern Rivers College of Advanced Education, Lismore. (Dip.Teach.), Macquarie University (B.Leg,S). Admitted to practice in New South Wales. Interests include the development of Australia's links with our Asia-pacific neighbours. Recreational interests include reading, walking, swimming and movies.

Additional Information

Board of Governors NSW Law Foundation, Member of International Commission of Jurist (Australian Section), Honorary Secretary Burma Laywers Council (Australian Section) and Member NSW Law Society. First Speech