Greg Donnelly

Prior to entering the NSW Legislative Council in February 2005, Greg was a full-time official of the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employee's Association NSW Branch (Shop Assistants Union). He commenced with the union in 1986 and worked in a number of roles including branch secretary for nine years before entering Parliament.

Greg is a Member of the NSW Legislative Council and was re-elected at the recent state election. He sits on six Parliamentary Committees - General Purpose Standing Committee 3, Law and Justice, Social Issues, Independent Commission Against Corruption, Procedure and Privileges.

He is currently Secretary of the ALP NSW Branch Australia and the World Policy Caucus. He has served on a number of other policy committees including Health, Education, Employment and Industrial Relations and Community Welfare. Greg graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Economics in 1983 and a Master of Industrial Relations in 1986. He completed the Harvard Trade Union Program in 1992.

Greg's areas of policy interests include family, life issues, genetics and biotechnology, economic development, drugs, children and young people, public health, law and order, employment and workplace relations, media and culture, human rights, elderly care, education, disability services, defence and international relations. He is the President of the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employee's Association NSW Branch and a member of the University of Notre Dame Australia (Sydney) Arts & Science Advisory Board. Greg is married to Gaynor and they have three children, Matthew, Lucy and Joe. His sister Jane and her family, along with his parents Peter and Betty, live in Western Australia.

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Member of the Legislative Council

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