Trish Crossin

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Trish Crossin
Senator for the Northern Territory
In office
16 June 1998 – 6 September 2013
Preceded byBob Collins
Succeeded byNova Peris
Personal details
Born (1956-03-21) 21 March 1956 (age 62)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
NationalityAustralian
Political partyAustralian Labor Party
Spouse(s)Mark Crossin
ResidenceAustralia
WebsiteTrish Crossin

Patricia Margaret Crossin (born 21 March 1956), Australian politician, was a member of the Australian Senate for the Northern Territory from June 1998 to September 2013, representing the Australian Labor Party.

Crossin was born in Melbourne and was educated at Deakin University, where she graduated in education. She was a teacher before entering politics. She was Northern Territory Industrial Officer of the National Tertiary Education Union 1996–1998.

She was appointed by the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly to fill the casual vacancy created by the resignation of Senator Bob Collins. Crossin was Deputy Opposition Whip in the Senate 2001–2004.

Crossin was informed by the Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Monday 21 January 2013, before a public announcement a day later, that she would not have her backing as the Senate candidate for the Australian federal election, 2013, and that the Prime Minister would be supporting the former Olympian Gold Medallist and Aboriginal activist Nova Peris. She subsequently became Director of the Indigenous Land Corporation.

Crossin is married to Mark Crossin, and has four children.

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Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Bob Collins
Senator for the Northern Territory
1998–2013
Served alongside: Grant Tambling, Nigel Scullion
Succeeded by
Nova Peris