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The Hon. Adam SEARLE, MLC

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Member of the Legislative Council
Shadow Minister for Industry, Resources and Energy, and Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations
Leader of the Opposition 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. Adam Searle, MLC
Parliament House
Macquarie Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000
P (02) 9230 2160
F (02) 9230 2522
E adam.searle@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Parliamentary Activity
Current Positions
Position Start Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 24 May 2011 Elected to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of the Hon. John Hatzistergos.
Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations 09 Apr 2015
Shadow Minister for Industry, Resources and Energy 09 Apr 2015
Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council 05 May 2015
Member, Committee on the Ombudsman, the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission and the Crime Commission 02 Jun 2015
Member, Procedure Committee 12 May 2015
Member, Portfolio Committee No. 1 - Premier and Finance 14 May 2015
Member, Select Committee on Electricity Supply, Demand and Prices in New South Wales 17 Aug 2017
Member, Select Committee on the State Senate Bill 2015 04 Dec 2017
Prior Positions
Position Start End Period Notes
Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council 14 Jun 2011 06 Mar 2015 3 years 8 months 21 days
Member, Committee on the Ombudsman, the Police Integrity Commission and the Crime Commission 22 Jun 2011 06 Mar 2015 3 years 8 months 13 days
Member, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 4 22 Jun 2011 06 Mar 2015 3 years 8 months 13 days
Member, Privileges Committee 05 Dec 2014 06 Mar 2015 3 months 2 days
Member, Select Committee on the conduct and progress of the Ombudsman's Inquiry "Operation Prospect" 17 Nov 2014 25 Feb 2015 3 months 9 days
Member, Select Committee on the supply and cost of gas and liquid fuels in New South Wales 07 Nov 2014 25 Feb 2015 3 months 19 days
Member, Select Committee into ministerial propriety in New South Wales 22 Aug 2013 24 Feb 2015 1 year 6 months 3 days
Member, Select Committee on home schooling 02 Jun 2014 05 Dec 2014 6 months 4 days
Member, Joint Standing Committee on the Office of the Valuer-General 20 Feb 2013 14 Aug 2014 1 year 5 months 26 days
Member, Select Committee on the sale of the Currawong property at Pittwater 26 Mar 2014 26 Jun 2014 3 months 1 day
Member, Select Committee on the partial defence of provocation 14 Jun 2012 23 Apr 2013 10 months 10 days
Member, Joint Select Committee on the NSW Workers Compensation Scheme 02 May 2012 13 Jun 2012 1 month 12 days
Member, Select Committee on the Kooragang Island Orica chemical leak 06 Sep 2011 23 Feb 2012 5 months 18 days
About the Electorate

Biography
Political Party Activity

President, Mid Mountains Branch ALP, 1992-current. Councillor, Blue Mountains City Council, 1999-present. Mayor, Blue Mountains City Council, 2008-2010. Previous Parliamentary seats contested: House of Representatives seat of Macquarie, 2001; Blue Mountains City Council Ward 2, 1995.

Community Activity

Local Government Activity

Military Service

Honours Received

Personal

Mr Searle's hobbies and interests include reading and bush walking.

Qualifications, Occupations and Interests

Barrister, State Chambers, 2000-current. Chief of Staff, the Hon. J.W Shaw QC MLC, Attorney General and Minister for Industrial Relations, 1995-2000. Member, NSW Bar Association 2000-current.

Additional Information

Inaugural speech, 31 May 2011: