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Member of the Legislative Assembly
Member for Shellharbour
Deputy Opposition Whip, and Temporary Speaker
Member of the Australian Labor Party
Contact Details
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Shellharbour Electorate Office
A Ms Anna Watson, MP
Shop 3
10 College Avenue Shellharbour City Centre
P (02) 4297 3111
F (02) 4297 3144

Parliamentary Activity
Current Positions
Position Start Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 26 Mar 2011
Member for Shellharbour 26 Mar 2011
Deputy Opposition Whip 17 Nov 2016
Temporary Speaker 16 Oct 2018
Prior Positions
Position Start End Period Notes
Temporary Speaker 07 May 2015 07 Feb 2018 2 years 9 months 1 day
Legislative Assembly Trustee, Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Fund 17 Jun 2011 04 Aug 2015 4 years 1 month 19 days
Member, Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters 28 May 2015 24 May 2018 2 years 11 months 27 days
Member, Legislative Assembly Committee on Community Services 22 Jun 2011 06 Mar 2015 3 years 8 months 13 days
Member, Social Policy Committee 22 Jun 2011 06 Mar 2015 3 years 8 months 13 days
About the Shellharbour Electorate
Provincial, residential, industrial. Located within Illawarra Statistical Agricultural Subdivision.

Principal suburbs: Albion Park Rail, Avondale, Barrack Heights, Barrack Point, Blackbutt, Brownsville, Cleveland, Dapto, Dombarton, Dunmore, Farmborough Heights, Flinders, Haywards Bay, Horsley, Huntley, Kanahooka, Kembla Grange, Kembla Heights, Koonawarra, Lake Illawarra, Mount Warrigal, Oak Flats, Penrose, Shell Cove, Shellharbour, Shellharbour City Centre, Warilla, Wongawilli, Yallah.

Area: 292.39 sq km

Population: 74,810. Enrolment: 59,596.

Political Party Activity

Member, Shellharbour/Barrack Heights Branch, ALP, 1996 to present.

Community Activity

Member, Rotary.

Local Government Activity

Military Service

Honours Received


Qualifications, Occupations and Interests

Organiser/Advocate, United Services Union, August 2000 to February 2011.

Member, ALGWA. Member, Industrial Relations Society.

Interests include family activities.

Additional Information

Inaugural speech, 25 May 2011: