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Mr Mark Parnell

The State (LC)
Legislative Council

About Me

Full Name
Mark Charles Parnell
Greens SA
Former Member
The State (LC)
Legislative Council
Date Elected
18 March 2006
Bachelor of Laws, Melbourne University 1984
Bachelor of Commerce, Melbourne University 1984
Master of Regional and Urban Planning, University of SA, 1998
Prior Employment
Environmental Lawyer;
University Lecturer, Solicitor
Other Information
Before 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.

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Electoral History

Reason (if retired)
18 Mar 2006 - 09 Apr 2021
The State (LC)
Legislative Council
Greens SA

Offices Held

09 Apr 2021 - Current
Former Member

Committee Membership

04 Apr 2019 - 13 Oct 2020
Former Member- End of Life Choices
03 May 2018 - 31 Mar 2021
17 Jun 2015 - 29 Nov 2017
Former Member- O-Bahn Access Project
06 May 2014 - 02 May 2018
24 Jul 2013 - 15 Feb 2014
Former Member- St Clair Land Swap
28 Mar 2012 - 15 Feb 2014
24 Nov 2011 - 28 Nov 2013
19 Oct 2011 - 24 Sep 2013
Former Member- School Bus Contracts
06 May 2010 - 05 May 2014
25 Mar 2009 - 01 Dec 2009
26 Sep 2007 - 01 Dec 2009
Former Member- SA Water
02 May 2006 - 05 May 2010
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