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The Hon. Natalie Peta WARD, MLC

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Member of the Legislative Council
Member of the Liberal Party
Term of service expires 56th Parliament (01 Mar 2019)
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Member of the Legislative Council
A The Hon. Natalie Ward, MLC
Parliament House
Macquarie Street
P 02 9230 2186
F 02 9230 2175

Parliamentary Activity
Current Positions
Position Start Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 16 Nov 2017 Elected for the balance of the term of the Hon. Greg Pearce
Member, Joint Committee on the Office of the Valuer General 23 Nov 2017
Member, Portfolio Committee No. 3 - Education 30 Nov 2017
Chair, Standing Committee on Law and Justice 13 Feb 2018
Member, Standing Committee on Law and Justice 13 Feb 2018
Member, Regulation Committee 30 Nov 2017
Deputy Chair, Select Committee on the State Senate Bill 2015 14 Mar 2018
Member, Select Committee on the State Senate Bill 2015 30 Nov 2017
Member, Public Accountability Committee 28 Mar 2018
Substitute Member, Standing Committee on Social Issues 26 Sep 2018 Gay and Transgender hate crimes between 1970 and 2010
Prior Positions
Position Start End Period Notes
Member, Standing Committee on State Development 30 Nov 2017 13 Feb 2018 2 months 15 days
About the Electorate

Political Party Activity

Ms Ward has been a member of the Liberal Party since 1991 and served in various capacities including as a Branch President, Conference Vice-President, Convention Committee member, on the Women’s Council, as Chair of the Constitution Standing Committee and on the NSW State Executive.

Community Activity

Ms Ward currently serves as a Director of the Australian Rugby Foundation Board (now Rugby Australia).

Local Government Activity

Military Service

Honours Received


Qualifications, Occupations and Interests

Ms Ward graduated from Adelaide University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and a Bachelor of Arts (Jurisprudence) (BA Juris). Ms Ward was admitted to the South Australian Supreme Court and the Australian High Court in 1996 and the NSW Supreme Court in 1997. Prior to entering Parliament Ms Ward practiced as a commercial litigation solicitor. Outside of professional legal practice, Natalie has worked in Financial Services and Government.

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