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The Hon. Shaoquett Chaher MOSELMANE, MLC

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Member of the Legislative Council
Opposition Whip in the Legislative Council
Member of the Australian Labor Party
Term of service expires 57th Parliament (03 Mar 2023)
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Member of the Legislative Council
A The Hon. Shaoquett Moselmane, MLC
Parliament House
Macquarie Street
P (02) 9230 2526
F (02) 9230 2722

Parliamentary Activity
Current Positions
Position Start Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 03 Dec 2009 Elected to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of the Hon. Henry Tsang.
Opposition Whip in the Legislative Council 05 May 2015
Member, Procedure Committee 12 May 2015
Member, Portfolio Committee No. 4 - Legal Affairs 14 May 2015
Member, Legislation Review Committee 02 Jun 2015
Deputy Chair, Selection of Bills Committee 13 Mar 2018
Member, Selection of Bills Committee 30 Nov 2017
Prior Positions
Position Start End Period Notes
Temporary Chair, Committees 25 Feb 2010 22 Dec 2010 9 months 28 days
Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 2 18 May 2011 06 Mar 2015 3 years 9 months 17 days
Member, Legislation Review Committee 22 Jun 2011 06 Mar 2015 3 years 8 months 13 days
Member, Standing Committee on Law and Justice 12 May 2011 06 Mar 2015 3 years 9 months 23 days
Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 2 18 Mar 2010 04 Mar 2011 11 months 15 days
Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 3 24 Jun 2010 04 Mar 2011 8 months 9 days
Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 4 18 Mar 2010 04 Mar 2011 11 months 15 days
About the Electorate

Political Party Activity

President of the State Electorate Council of Rockdale, member of Monterey ALP Branch and member of the ALP since 1982 and elected to the Legislative Council of the NSW Parliament in December 2009. Elected to Rockdale City Council in 1995 where he served a number of times as Deputy Mayor and was elected Mayor of Rockdale City Council on four separate occasions, from 2001 to 2002 -3, 2005 – 2006 and again in 2009. Following his election to the NSW Parliament, he resigned as Mayor but remains on Council until his term runs out in 2012.

Community Activity

Long-standing involvement with various community organisations including Arabic, Greek and Chinese communities. Former Chair of the Australian Lebanese Friends of Labor, Member of the Greek ALP Consultative Committee, Founding Member and Senior Vice-President of The Australian Chinese Association, Honorary Member of the Arab Business Network, Member of the Board of the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW. Shaoquett was elected as a Student Representative at the Faculty of Law at the University of NSW and was also a member of the Australian Republican Movement. He has been an active member of the Australian Labor party for the past 27 years during which time he had held various positions including Local Branch secretary and President, Rockdale State Electorate Council President and also secretary, and held various positions in the Federal Electorate Council of Barton. Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Shaoquett grew up in Beirut until the age of 12 when he migrated to Australia with his family of 12. He completed an Arts Degree in Government and Public Administration at the University of Sydney, then a Masters Degree in Politics at Macquarie University and finally completed his Law Degree at the University of New South Wales.

Local Government Activity

Military Service

Honours Received


Qualifications, Occupations and Interests

Shaoquett practiced law from 1999 until he established his own small Legal Practice in 2007, Moselmane & Co. Lawyers. Achieved a Diploma in Law from the Solicitors Admission Board and Practicing Certificate NSW Law Society. Admitted to the Role of Solicitors: NSW Supreme Court. Degree in Law, University of New South Wales. Masters Degree in Politics, Macquarie University. Arts Degree in Politics and Government Administration, University of Sydney.

Additional Information

Inaugural speech, 25 February 2010: