|Senator The Honourable
|Senator for New South Wales|
5 May 2005
|Preceded by||John Tierney|
20 May 1960 |
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
|Political party||Liberal Party of Australia|
|Alma mater||Australian National University|
Concetta Anna ("Connie") Fierravanti-Wells (born 20 May 1960), Australian politician, is a Senator for the state of New South Wales. She was elected at the 2004 federal election, representing the Liberal Party. She was born in Wollongong, New South Wales. Her parents were Italian immigrants.
Normally she would have taken her seat on 1 July 2005, however following the resignation of Senator John Tierney in April (his term was due to expire on 30 June), Fierravanti-Wells was appointed to the resulting vacancy, and took her seat on 5 May.
She was educated at the Australian National University, Canberra, and was a senior government lawyer and ministerial advisor before entering politics. She was a Policy Advisor to Jim Carlton, then Shadow Minister for Policy Co-ordination and Development, in 1990 - 1993, and Senior Private Secretary to John Fahey, then Premier of New South Wales, from 1993 - 1994.
She was a senior lawyer with the Australian Government Solicitor 1994 - 2004. She has been a member of the Federal Council of the Liberal Party.
Fierravanti-Wells is an active member of Australians for a Constitutional Monarchy, and is on the committee of a new Liberal Party publication, The Conservative. She opposes same-sex marriage and adoption, claiming in a 2012 interview that many LGBT people do not "even intend on staying in a monogamous relationship".
Prior to the 2013 Election, she was the Shadow Minister for Mental Health and Ageing. On 16 September 2013, she was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Social Services.
- McIlwain, Kate (21 September 2012). "Gay couples 'not interested in monogamy'". Illawarra Mercury. Retrieved 20 September 2014.