|Member of the Australian Parliament
10 November 2001 – 5 August 2013
|Preceded by||Allan Morris|
|Succeeded by||Sharon Claydon|
4 May 1951 |
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
|Residence||Newcastle, New South Wales|
As a politician, Grierson became a member of the Australian Labor Party. She was elected member of the Australian House of Representatives in November 2001, representing the Division of Newcastle, and re-elected in 2004, 2007 and 2010.
However, in July 2012, citing the need to attend to family and personal health issues, Grierson announced she would retire from parliament and thus not seek to be Labor candidate for Newcastle at the next election.
She has been the only Labor MP to sign the Australian Marriage Equality Charter, voting in favour for legislation to legalise same-sex marriage in Australia when it was presented in parliament. She also chaired the Public Accounts and Audit Committee.
She is co-convenor of the Parliamentary Friends of Dementia, a parliamentary friendship group that advocates for Australians living with dementia, their families and carers.
- Mail-out letter: undated and untitled press release on letterhead, c.mid July 2012, with document code *S001591Q01*, signed 'Sharon Grierson MP, Federal Member for Newcastle'.
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- Sharon Grierson on the Australian Labor Party website
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|Parliament of Australia|
|Member for Newcastle
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