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.
Inaugural speech, 12 May 2015