About Shaoquett Moselmane
Shaoquett is a proud first generation Australian. He moved to Australia with his parents at the age of twelve, lives in Rockdale, South Sydney with his wife Mika and son Joseph.
Shaoquett has been a member of the Legislative Council since December 2009. In February 2010 he served as Temporary Chair of Committees, acting as deputy President. He served as a member of the Standing Committee on Law and Justice, a member of the General Purpose Standing Committee No. 2, General Purpose Standing Committee No. 3 and now a member of the General Purpose Standing Committee No. 4 as well as on the Legislation Review Committee and Procedure Committee.
Shaoquett was re-elected as a Member of the Legislative Council in March 2015, and was elected as the Opposition Whip in the Legislative Council in April 2015. He is currently the Labor Duty MLC for the electorates of Albury, Oatley, Murray, Pittwater, and Wagga Wagga.
Before entering Parliament he was Rockdale City Councillor from 1995 until 2009, serving four times as Deputy Mayor and four times as Mayor. He has been a proud member of the Australian Labor Party for over 33 years.
Shaoquett has strong interests in a number of areas including Justice, Aboriginal Affairs, Local Government and Multicultural Affairs.
Shaoquett is passionate about representing the interests of migrant communities and champions the rights of the many communities throughout the nation.
In 2012 Shaoquett established the Multicultural and Indigenous Media Awards, which recognizes outstanding Multicultural and Indigenous media and journalists across Australia.
In 2014 he established the National Indigenous Human Rights Awards, the first of its kind in Australia. In 2012 established the Arabic Friends of Labor and recently launched the Forum for Middle East Affairs.
Long-standing involvement with various community organisations including Arabic, Greek, Chinese, Macedonian, Serbian as well as Sub Continent, communities. Former Chair of the Australian Lebanese Friends of Labor, Member of the Greek ALP Consultative Committee, Founding Member and Senior Vice-President of The Australian Chinese Association, Honorary Member of the Arab Business Network, Member of the Board of the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW. Shaoquett was elected as a Student Representative at the Faculty of Law at the University of NSW and was also a member of the Australian Republican Movement. As an active member of the Australian Labor Party Shaoquett had held various positions including Local Branch secretary and President, Rockdale State Electorate Council President and also secretary, and held various positions in the Federal Electorate Council of Barton.
Before entering Parliament, Shaoquett worked in a number of areas including TAFE Course information officer, social worker and later as a lawyer, establishing his own legal practice in 2007.
Qualifications, Occupations and Interests
Shaoquett practiced law from 1999 until he established his own small Legal Practice in 2007, Moselmane & Co. Lawyers. Achieved a Diploma in Law from the Solicitors Admission Board and Practicing Certificate NSW Law Society. Shaoquett was admitted to the Role of Solicitors: NSW Supreme Court. He has a Degree in Law, University of New South Wales, Master’s Degree in Politics, Macquarie University and an Arts Degree in Politics and Government Administration, University of Sydney.