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Ms Sophie COTSIS, MP

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Member of the Legislative Assembly
Member for Canterbury
Shadow Minister for Women, Shadow Minister for Ageing, Shadow Minister for Multiculturalism, and Shadow Minister for Disability Services
Member of the Australian Labor Party
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Canterbury Electorate Office
A Ms Sophie Cotsis, MP
Suites 201 & 202 Level 2
308-312 Beamish Street
CAMPSIE NSW 2194
P (02) 9718 1234
F (02) 9787 1999
E canterbury@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Parliamentary Activity
Current Positions
Position Start Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 12 Nov 2016
Member for Canterbury 12 Nov 2016
Shadow Minister for Ageing 09 Apr 2015
Shadow Minister for Disability Services 09 Apr 2015
Shadow Minister for Multiculturalism 09 Apr 2015
Shadow Minister for Women 19 Jan 2016
Prior Positions
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 07 Sep 2010 16 Sep 2016 6 years 10 days Elected for the balance of term of service of the Hon. John Della Bosca (resigned).
Shadow Minister for Housing 17 Oct 2012 09 Apr 2015 2 years 5 months 24 days
Shadow Minister for Local Government 11 Apr 2011 09 Apr 2015 3 years 11 months 30 days
Shadow Minister for Mental Health 06 Jan 2015 09 Apr 2015 3 months 4 days
Shadow Minister for the Status of Women 11 Apr 2011 09 Apr 2015 3 years 11 months 30 days
Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations 08 Apr 2011 17 Oct 2012 1 year 6 months 10 days
Shadow Minister for Citizenship and Communities 11 Apr 2011 20 Jun 2011 2 months 10 days
Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 2 14 May 2015 16 Sep 2016 1 year 4 months 3 days
Member, Standing Committee on State Development 14 May 2015 07 Mar 2016 9 months 23 days
Member, Select Committee on social, public and affordable housing 13 Nov 2013 08 Sep 2014 9 months 27 days
Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 2 21 Sep 2010 04 Mar 2011 5 months 12 days
Member, Standing Committee on State Development 21 Sep 2010 04 Mar 2011 5 months 12 days
About the Canterbury Electorate
Inner metropolitan. Residential suburban and industrial. Located Sydney, southwestern.

Principal suburbs: Ashbury, Belfield, Belmore, Beverly Hills, Campsie, Canterbury, Clemton Park, Earlwood, Hurlstone Park, Kingsgrove, Roselands.

Area: 20.75 sq km.

Population: 81,173. Enrolment: 56,416.

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Sophie Cotsis was born at Canterbury Hospital and attended Canterbury South Public, Kingsgrove Public and Kingsgrove High Schools. Ms Cotsis graduated from Macquarie University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts and the University of Technology, Sydney in 2001 with a Master of Legal Studies. Ms Cotsis has a range of employment experience in both the public and private sectors, including working at Sydney Airport while a student at university.

Ms Cotsis has been an active part of the many diverse multicultural communities that are found throughout NSW for many years and has a proud history of being involved in many community campaigns and causes.

Ms Cotsis first entered NSW Parliament as a Member of the Legislative Council in September 2010, and has been a member of the Shadow Cabinet since 2011. Ms Cotsis has played key roles in the establishment of the Inquiry into Affordable, Social and Public Housing and the Inquiry into Elder Abuse.

Inaugural Speech, Legislative Assembly, 22 February 2017: