Concetta Fierravanti-Wells has become perhaps the Liberal Party’s most vocal spokesperson for conservative multicultural views

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Parliamentary

Chosen by the Parliament of New South Wales on 5.5.2005 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice Dr JW Tierney (resigned). Elected to the Senate for New South Wales 2004 (term began 1.7.2005), 2010 and 2016.

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Ministerial Appointments

  • Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs
    2016 2015
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney-General
    2015 2015
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services
    2015 2013
  • Minister for International Development and the Pacific
    Now 2013
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection
    2013 2010

Committee service

  • Joint Statutory: Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity
    2010 2010
  • Migration
    2009 2009
  • Senate Select: Fuel and Energy
    2008 2008
  • Joint Statutory: Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity
    2008 2007
  • Joint Standing: Electoral Matters
    2008 2007
  • Community Affairs
    2007 2006
  • Finance and Public Administration
    2008 2006
  • Senate Standing: Regulations and Ordinances
    2008 2006
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Legal and Constitutional: References Committee
    2006 2005

Parliamentary Positions

  • Temporary Chair of Committees
    2008 2008

PARLIAMENTARY PARTY APPOINTMENTS

  • Shadow Minister for Mental Health
    2013 2010
  • Shadow Minister for Ageing
    2013 2009
  • Citizenship
    2009 2008
  • Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry
    2013 2009
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration
    2009 2009
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary Assisting the Leader in the Senate
    2009 2008

Party Positions

  • Delegate, Women’s Council
    Now
  • Member, Liberal Party Constitutional Standing Committee
    Now
  • Metropolitan Representative, Liberal Party State Executive (NSW)
    Now
  • President, Liberal Party NSW Italian Special Branch
    Now
  • Urban Representative, Liberal Party State Executive (NSW)
    Now
  • Delegate, Liberal Party State Council (NSW)
    Now
  • Delegate, Liberal Party Federal Council
    Now

Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • BA, LLB (ANU) Articled Clerk/Solicitor, Macphillamny Cummins and Gibson
    Now
  • Policy Adviser to the Hon. JJ Carlton, MP
    Now
  • Acting Principal Legal Officer, Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service
    Now
  • Consultant, Minter Ellison Lawyers
    Now
  • Legal Officer, then Senior Legal Officer, Australian Government Solicitor, Sydney
    Now
  • Senior Lawyer, Australian Government Solicitor
    Now
  • Legal officer, Australian Government Solicitor, Canberra
    Now
  • Senior Private Secretary to the State Premier (NSW), the Hon. JJ Fahey, MLA
    Now