Greg Donnelly

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The Honourable
Greg Donnelly
Member of the New South Wales Legislative Council
Assumed office
23 February 2005
Preceded by Michael Egan
Personal details
Political party Australian Labor Party
Spouse(s) Gaynor
Children 2(m); 1(f)

Gregory John Donnelly is an Australian politician, a member of the New South Wales Legislative Council since 2005, representing the Australian Labor Party.[2]

Background and early career[edit]

Donnelly was educated at Mandurah Primary, Christian Brothers College in Fremantle, and University of Western Australia studying industrial relations and economics.[3] He became an official of Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees' Association in 1986, and was promoted to branch secretary.[4][5]

Political career[edit]

Donnelly was appointed to a casual vacancy caused by the resignation of Treasurer Michael Egan[6] and currently serves on several parliamentary committees.[4][5]

Donnelly has written opinion pieces criticising the representation of women in advertising,[7] a proposal for same sex couples to adopt in NSW[8] and has spoke in NSW Parliament about his opposition to pornography,[9] and has opposed a marriage equality bill put by the NSW Greens.[10]

In November 2016, Donnelly wrote an opinion piece[11] opposing the Safe Schools program.

In May 2017, Donnelly was one of three Labor MPs to vote with the Liberal Party and National Party to block a bill to decriminalise abortion in the state.[12]


  1. ^ Patty, Anna (6 April 2012). "MPs moved by heaven and earth". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Greg Donnelly MLC". ALP. Archived from the original on 26 May 2010. Retrieved 28 January 2010. 
  3. ^ Greg Donnelly (6 April 2005). "NSW Legislative Council Hansard Road Transport (General) Bill – Maiden Speech" (pdf). Hansard. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 28 January 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "The Hon. Greg Donnelly". Advisory Board. The University of Notre Dame Australia. Archived from the original on 27 November 2010. Retrieved 28 January 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "The Hon. (Greg) Gregory John Donnelly, BEc MIR MLC". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Shoppies union chief appointed to NSW parliament". AAP. 23 February 2005. Retrieved 28 January 2010. 
  7. ^ Donnelly, Greg (6 December 2007). "Just sick of sexploitation". Herald Sun. News Limited. Retrieved 28 January 2010. 
  8. ^ Greg Donnelly (14 July 2010). "No law change should allow gay adoption in NSW". The Punch. 
  9. ^ "Pornography – 08/09/2010 – ADJ – NSW Parliament". 8 September 2010. 
  10. ^ "Marriage Equality – 31/05/2012 – NSW Parliament". 31 May 2012. 
  11. ^ Bita, Natasha (13 February 2016). "Safe Schools Coalition: sexual politics in the classroom". The Australian. News Limited. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  12. ^ Coade, Melissa (12 May 2017). "NSW Parliament votes to keep abortion in Crimes Act". Lawyers Weekly. 

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