Rachel Siewert

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Rachel Siewert
Rachel Siewert 2019.jpg
Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens
In office
21 July 2017 – 4 December 2018
Serving with Adam Bandt (Acting)
LeaderRichard Di Natale
Preceded byScott Ludlam and
Larissa Waters
Succeeded byLarissa Waters
Senator for Western Australia
Assumed office
1 July 2005
Preceded byBrian Greig
Personal details
Born (1961-11-04) 4 November 1961 (age 57)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Political partyAustralian Greens

Rachel Mary Siewert (born 4 November 1961 in Sydney, New South Wales) is an Australian Greens politician who was elected to represent Western Australia in the Australian Senate at the 2004 federal election.

Early life[edit]

Born in Sydney, Siewert's family moved to Perth when she was 13.[1] She later studied a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Agriculture, at the University of Western Australia, and worked with the Western Australian Department of Agriculture as a research officer in 1984–87.

She was prominently involved in the establishment and running of the Conservation Council of Western Australia, working for a number of years as its Coordinator, and was awarded the Bessie Rischbieth Conservation Award in 2003.[2]

Siewert was Co-Convener of The Greens (WA) from 2002 to 2004.[3]

Political career[edit]

Siewert was first elected to the Senate at the 2004 election and commenced her term in July 2005. She was re-elected for a second term at the 2010 federal election, and again at the 2016 double dissolution.[4]

Siewert is the Australian Greens Whip, chairs the Senate Community Affairs References Committee and is a member of the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Senator Rachel Siewert".
  2. ^ Senate biography
  3. ^ "Senator Rachel Siewert".
  4. ^ Burrell, Andrew (1 August 2016). "Greens' Rachel Siewert wins final WA Senate seat". The Australian. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Senator Rachel Siewert". Archived from the original on 14 March 2013.
  6. ^ Graham, Chris. ""A poor man's treaty"". Chris Graham At Large. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2015.

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Party political offices
New title Federal parliamentary whip of the Australian Greens