Sue Lines

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Sue Lines
Deputy President of the Australian Senate
Assumed office
30 September 2016
President Stephen Parry
Preceded by Gavin Marshall
Senator for Western Australia
Assumed office
15 May 2013
Preceded by Chris Evans
Personal details
Born (1953-12-15) 15 December 1953 (age 63)
Perth, Western Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Domestic partner Rory Lambert
Children 2
Alma mater Murdoch University
Occupation Trade union official

Susan Lines (born 15 December 1953) is an Australian trade union official and Labor Party member of the Australian Senate for Western Australia.

Lines was born in Perth, Western Australia, and educated at Armadale Senior High School and Murdoch University. She has been a member of the United Voice trade union since 1987, and was the Sydney-based assistant national secretary of the union at the time of her nomination for appointment to the Senate.[1] She has been a member of the Australian Labor Party National Executive.

On 15 May 2013, a joint sitting of the Parliament of Western Australia appointed Lines to fill the casual vacancy in the Senate caused by the resignation of Senator Chris Evans.[2]

Lines became Deputy President of the Senate on 30 September 2016, succeeding Gavin Marshall. She is the third woman to hold the position, after Margaret Reid and Sue West.


  1. ^ Taylor, Paige (12 March 2013). "Post-mortem intensifies reform demands". The Australian. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  2. ^ @AuSenate: The WA Parliament have chosen Sue Lines to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Chris Evans on 12 April 2013,, 15 May 2013.

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