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  Hon Mark Parnell  

Political PartyGreens SA
HouseLegislative Council
Date electedMar 18 2006
QualificationsLL.B, B.Comm., M.R.U.P.

Career Information
18 Mar '06Member
Committee Membership
02 May 2006 - 05 May 2010Member - Environment, Resources and Development Committee - 51st Parliament
26 Sep 2007 - 01 Dec 2009Chairperson - SA Water - 51st Parliament
25 Mar 2009 - 01 Dec 2009Chairperson - Tax-Payer Funded Government Advertising Campaigns - 51st Parliament
06 May 2010 - 05 May 2014Member - Environment, Resources and Development Committee - 52nd Parliament
19 Oct 2011 - 24 Sep 2013Member - School Bus Contracts - 52nd Parliament
24 Nov 2011 - 28 Nov 2013Chairperson - Land Uses on LeFevre Peninsula - 52nd Parliament
28 Mar 2012 - 15 Feb 2014Member - Wind Farm Developments in South Australia - 52nd Parliament
24 Jul 2013 - 15 Feb 2014Member - St Clair Land Swap - 52nd Parliament
06 May 2014Member - Environment, Resources and Development Committee - 53rd Parliament
17 Jun 2015Member - O-Bahn Access Project - 53rd Parliament
24 May 2016 - 17 Oct 2017Member - Joint Committee on Findings of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission - 53rd Parliament
16 Nov 2016Member - State-wide Electricity Blackout and Subsequent Power Outages - 53rd Parliament
EducationBachelor of Laws, Melbourne University 1984 Bachelor of Commerce, Melbourne University 1984 Master of Regional and Urban Planning, University of SA, 1998
Prior OccupationEnvironmental Lawyer;
University Lecturer, Solicitor
Other InformationBefore entering Parliament Mark spent 16 years working in the non-profit community conservation sector. His last role before being elected to Parliament was as South Australia's only dedicated public interest environmental lawyer. In 10 years at the Environmental Defenders Office (EDO), Mark helped many thousands of South Australians to use the law to protect the environment. He has represented clients in a number of South Australia's most significant environmental court cases, including aquaculture, land clearing cases and community fights against large polluting industries. Mark has also taught environmental law at all three South Australian Universities. Mark is the first member of the Australian Greens to be elected to the South Australian Parliament. He is committed to working towards achieving the Greens' principles of environmental sustainability, social justice and a more peaceful and democratic world. For more information see: www.markparnell.org.au
Contact Details

Parliament House, Adelaide, SA, 5000
08 8237 9100
08 8237 9566