31 Dec 2011
Senator Rachel Siewert is a dynamic member of the Australian Greens parliamentary team, working hard for people at home in WA, and across the country.
Rachel is the Australian Greens Whip and is chair of the Senate Community Affairs References Committee, which has undertaken a number of significant inquiries into issues such as past adoption practices, former child migrants, hearing health and suicide prevention. Rachel is also a member of joint parliamentary committees on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Rachel is the Australian Greens spokesperson on family and community services, ageing, disabilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues, agriculture and rural affairs and the marine environment.
Rachel was first elected as a Senator for Western Australia at the 2004 election and commenced her term in July 2005. She was re-elected during the 2010 election.