Shaoquett Moselmane MLC

Shaoquett Moselmane has represented the Australian Labor Party in the NSW Legislative Council since his election in December 2009.

He has been an active member of the Australian Labor Party for the past 35 years during which time he has held a variety of positions including Monterey branch secretary and President, Rockdale State Electorate Council President and also secretary, and various positions within the Federal Electorate Council of Barton.

Shaoquett was elected to Rockdale City Council in 1995 where he served a number of times as Deputy Mayor and was elected Mayor on four separate occasions, from 2001 to 2002-3, 2005 – 2006 and again in 2009.

He has had a long-standing involvement with various community organisations including the Arabic, Greek and Chinese communities, serving as the former Chair of the Australian Lebanese Friends of Labor, Member of the Greek ALP Consultative Committee, Founding Member and Senior Vice-President of The Australian Chinese Association, Honorary Member of the Arab Business Network, Member of the Board of the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW.

Shaoquett was elected as a Student Representative at the Faculty of Law at the University of NSW and was also a member of the Australian Republican Movement.

Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Shaoquett grew up there until the age of 12 when he migrated to Australia with his family of 12. He completed an Arts Degree in Government and Public Administration at the University of Sydney, then a Masters Degree in Politics at Macquarie University and finally completed his Law Degree at the University of New South Wales.

Shaoquett practiced law from 1999 until he established his own small legal practice in 2007, Moselmane & Co. Lawyers. 

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