Senator Rachel Siewert has been in Parliament for over ten years, making her the most experienced parliamentarian of the Australian Greens.
Her portfolios include Family and Community Services, Disability, Ageing, Mental Health and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Issues. She has recently been reappointed as chair to the Community Affairs Reference committee.
Rachel is the Australian Greens Whip. Rachel’s position as chair of the Senate Community Affairs References Committee has allowed her to bring light to landmark issues such as; suicide prevention, hearing health, income inequality, forced adoptions and out of home care.
Rachel lives in Perth. She loves Western Australia’s natural environment and getting out to the beach and desert.