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Janet Frances POWELL

Janet Frances POWELL, Federal Parliamentary Leader of the Australian Democrats. Women's Electoral Lobby; Australian Conservation Foundation; Amnesty International and Amnesty International Parliamentary Group; World Women Parliamentarians for Peace; Inter Parliamentary Union; Commonwealth Parliamentary Association; Friends of the Earth.

Background

  • POWELL, Janet Frances was born on September 29, 1942 in Nhill, Victoria, Australia.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Diploma in Education, Melbourne.

    Career

    • Convener, Australian Democrats National Rural Policy, 1980-1982. Senior Vice-President, Australian Democrats, Victoria, 1982-1983 and 1983-1984. President, Australian Democrats, Victoria, 1983-1984 and 1984-1985.

      National Deputy President, Australian Democrats, 1984-1985 and 1985-1986. Chosen by Parliament to represent Victoria in the Senate, 1986 and elected, since 1987. Temporary Chairwoman of Committees, 1987-1988.

      Spokesperson for Democrats on Social Security, Administrative Services, Consumer Affairs, Primary Industry (from Primary Industry and Energy), Communications (from Transport and Communications), Local Government, 198790. Committee Service: Member of the Senate Standing Committee for Privileges, 1987-1990. For Scrutiny of Bills, 1987-1990.

      Member of the Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing Committee for Transport, Communications and Infrastructure, 1987-1990. For Legal and Constitutional Affairs, 1987-1990. Member of the Senate Select Committee for Television Equalisation, 198687.

      Leader of Federal Parliament, since 1990. Professional career: teacher.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Australian Democrats

    Membership

    Women's Electoral Lobby. Australian Conservation Foundation. Amnesty International and Amnesty International Parliamentary Group.

    World Women Parliamentarians for Peace. Inter Parliamentary Union. Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.

    Friends of the Earth.

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    Born September 29, 1942
    (age 75)
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