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photo The Hon. Jennifer Ann GARDINER MLC
NSW Legislative Council
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Party   National Party
State   NSW
Term Expires   March 2015
Parliamentary Service   Elected Member of the NSW Legislative Council 25 May 1991.
Parliamentary Party Positions   Opposition Spokesperson in Legislative Council on Regional Development, Hunter Region and Ports: 1995 - 1999.
Parliamentary Positions   Temporary Chair of Committees from 7 May 2003 - 19 May 2006. Temporary Chair of Committees from 23 May 2006 - 15 January 2007.
Parliamentary Appointments   Representative of Legislative Council on Board of Governors of Charles Sturt University from 1991-95;
Committee Service   Joint Committee on the Office of the Ombudsman and the Police Integrity Commission from 1999 - 2000; Chair, General Purpose Standing Committee No.4 from 1999; Chair, General Purpose Standing Committee No.2 from 1997 - 1999; Select Committee on Privacy and Data Protection Bill. Deputy Chair, President's Technology Advisory Committee. Sessional Committees: Library Committee: 1991 - 1995 and 1999 - 2000; Standing Committees: Standing Committee on Parliamentary Privilege and Ethics from 1995. Standing Committee on State Development 1991-99. Select Committees: Select Committee on Banks and Bank Holidays (Amendment) Bill 1992, 1992-93. Select Committee on Financial Institutions (New South Wales) Bill and cognate from 1992. Statutory Committees: Committee on Health Care Complaints Commission 1994 (Vice-Chairman). Joint Select Committees: Estimates Committees 1991-present. Joint Select Committee Upon Sydney Water Board 1993-94. Joint Select Committee Upon the Process and Funding of the Electoral System 1991-94; Joint Select Committee Upon Gun Law Reform from 1991. Select Committee on the Increase in the Prisoner Population from 1999.
Party Positions   Deputy Leader of The Nationals in the Legislative Council from 31 March 2003. Various National Party parliamentary, organisational, policy and campaign committees, including: Constitution and Ethics Committee; Life membership Committee; Women's Policy Committee. Life Member, Young National Party of Australia (NSW); Formerly State Secretary, Young Australian Country Party (NSW); National Party of Australia - NSW Committee of Review (1999); State Campaign Director for numerous National Party State and Federal election campaigns and by-elections.
Other Positions   Member, Charles Sturt University - Mitchell Advisory Council; Member and supporter of Sydney Swans Football Club; Member of Art Gallery of New South Wales Society; Member Friends of Royal Botanic Gardens; fund-raiser for breast cancer research; Vice-Chairman, Amnesty International NSW Parliamentary Group; Women into Politics; Australian and New Zealand Regional Science Association; Sydney Institute; Australians for a Constitutional Monarchy; Australasian Study of Parliament Group; Australian Political Studies Association.
Former Occupations   General Secretary, National Party of Australia (NSW) from 1984-91
Qualifications   Bachelor of Business.
Electoral Address   Legislative Council, Parliament House, Macquarie Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Telephone   +61 (0) 2 9230 2903
Fax   +61 (0) 2 9230 2053
Place of Birth   Penola, South Australia
Interests   Politics and campaigning; photography

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