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The Hon. Peter Thomas PRIMROSE, B SocStud(Syd) MLC

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This seat is currently vacant.
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Member of the Legislative Council
Shadow Minister for Local Government
Member of the Australian Labor Party
Term of service expires 56th Parliament (1 March 2019)
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Parliamentary Activity
Current Positions
Position Start Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 17 Apr 1996 Casual vacancy [caused by resignation of P F O'Grady]
Shadow Minister for Local Government 09 Apr 2015
Member, Privileges Committee 12 May 2015 Deputy Chair
Member, Portfolio Committee No. 1 – Premier and Finance 14 May 2015
Member, Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters 02 Jun 2015
Prior Positions
Position Start End Period Notes
Shadow Special Minister of State, and Shadow Minister for Finance and Services 19 Sep 2014 08 Apr 2015 6 mths 21 days
Shadow Minister for Water, and Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader on Western Sydney 28 Mar 2014 08 Apr 2015 1 yr 12 days
President, Legislative Council NSW 08 May 2007 17 Nov 2009 2 yrs 6 mths 10 days
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 19 Mar 1988 03 May 1991 3 yrs 1 mth 15 days
Shadow Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation 09 Apr 2015 10 Mar 2016 11 mths 2 days
Minister for Ageing 21 May 2010 28 Mar 2011 10 mths 8 days
Minister for Youth 08 Dec 2009 28 Mar 2011 1 yr 3 mths 21 days
Minister for Disability Services 21 May 2010 28 Mar 2011 10 mths 8 days
Minister for Volunteering 08 Dec 2009 28 Mar 2011 1 yr 3 mths 21 days
Minister for Small Business 08 Dec 2009 21 May 2010 5 mths 14 days
Minister Assisting the Premier on Veterans' Affairs 08 Dec 2009 21 May 2010 5 mths 14 days
Minister for Regulatory Reform 17 Nov 2009 04 Dec 2009 18 days
Minister for Mineral Resources 17 Nov 2009 04 Dec 2009 18 days
Government Whip 07 Apr 1999 02 Mar 2007 7 yrs 10 mths 24 days
Member, Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters 22 Jun 2011 06 Mar 2015 3 yrs 8 mths 13 days
Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 5 18 May 2011 06 Mar 2015 3 yrs 9 mths 17 days
Member, Standing Committee on Law and Justice 12 May 2011 06 Mar 2015 3 yrs 9 mths 23 days Deputy Chair
Member, Privileges Committee 26 Nov 2013 06 Mar 2015 1 yr 3 mths 9 days Deputy Chair
Member, Select Committee on social, public and affordable housing 17 Nov 2013 08 Sep 2014 9 mths 23 days
Member, Privileges Committee 12 May 2011 18 Mar 2013 1 yr 10 mths 7 days
Member, Select Committee on the provisions of the Election Funding, Expenditure and Disclosures Amendment Bill 2011 24 Nov 2011 15 Feb 2012 2 mths 23 days
Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 1 10 Jul 2003 02 Mar 2007 3 yrs 7 mths 21 days Elected Deputy Chair 25 August 2003. Elected Chair 13/09/2004. Resigned as Chair 17/09/2004.
Member, Procedure Committee 08 May 2003 02 Mar 2007 3 yrs 9 mths 23 days
Member, Privileges Committee 04 Sep 2003 02 Mar 2007 3 yrs 5 mths 27 days Chair
Member, Committee on the Independent Commission Against Corruption 07 May 2003 02 Mar 2007 3 yrs 9 mths 24 days Deputy Chair
Member, Legislation Review Committee 03 Jul 2003 17 Nov 2005 2 yrs 4 mths 15 days Elected Chair on 26/10/2004
Member, Joint Select Committee into the Transportation and Storage of Nuclear Waste 22 May 2003 17 Feb 2004 8 mths 27 days Chair
Legislative Council Representative on the Council of the University of New South Wales 07 May 2003 21 Dec 2004 1 yr 7 mths 15 days Previously member of UTS and Wollongong University Councils.
About the Electorate

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Biography
Political Party Activity - Joined Australian Labor Party in 1973.
Community Activity - Vice-President, Evatt Foundation. Member, Palliative Care NSW. Member, Dying with Dignity. Member, The Wilderness Society. Chair, Macarthur Area Health Services Board, 1983-88. Vice-Chair, Campbelltown Hospital Board, 1980-83. Convenor of various community groups including Macarthur Interagency, and Minto Community Arts Group. Alderman, Campbelltown City Council, 1980-91 (including as Mayor and Deputy Mayor).
Local Government Activity -
Military Service -
Honours Received -
Personal - Born 26 September 1955. Married to Jan. One son.
Qualifications, Occupations and Interests - Bachelor of Social Studies (University of Sydney). Ministerial Adviser to Commonwealth Minister for Consumer Affairs, 1992-95. Social Worker / Research Officer, N.S.W Departments of Health and Youth and Community Services, 1979-88. Social Worker, Red Cross Welfare Service, 1978.
Additional Information - Alderman, Campbelltown City Council, 1980-1991, including as Mayor and one as Deputy Mayor.

First speech, 28 May 1996: