- 22 January 1964
Carmel Tebbutt has been a very successful ALP politician who made the transfer from the upper to the lower house of the New South Wales parliament. However, before she entered state politics Carmel was a councillor in the Marrickville Council from 1993- to date and their Deputy Mayor from 1995-1998. She entered state politics when she was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Council in 1998 and subsequently re-elected in 2003. During this time she served as Minister for Juvenile Justice (1999-2003), Minister for Ageing, Disability Services and Minister for Community Services (2003 –2005) and Minister for Education and Training (2005). Carmel Tebbutt resigned in August 2005 to run for the Marrickville by-election which she won. She was then appointed Minister for Education and Training (2005 – to date).
NSW Minister for Juvenile Justice; Minister Assisting the Premier on Youth and Minister Assisting the Minister for the Environment. Elected Member Legislative Council (ALP) in 1998.