The Hon. Trevor Khan MLC was first elected to the Legislative Council in March 2007, and is the current Deputy President and Chair of Committees.
Trevor was born and raised in Wollongong, completing his tertiary education in Sydney after obtaining a Bachelor of Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Laws at the University of NSW. Whilst completing his Law degrees Trevor worked as a personnel officer and then, having completed his degrees, as an industrial relations officer with a major Australian company in both Sydney and the Latrobe Valley, Victoria.
In 1985, Trevor moved to Tamworth, where he practiced as a lawyer principally in the areas of Criminal and Family law. Trevor became an Accredited Specialist Advocate and was well known about the court circuits in the north west, particularly as a former member of the Family Issues Committee of the NSW Law Society.
After being elected to the Legislative Council in March 2007, Trevor Khan has held several significant parliamentary positions including his appointment as Chair of the Legislative Council’s Privileges Committee, Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters, and currently as the Deputy President and Chair of Committees of the Legislative Council.
Trevor Khan was a Member of the General Purpose Standing Committee that conducted an inquiry into power privatisation in NSW, as well as delivering a report on the privatisation of prisons. Trevor was also a Member of the NSW Parliamentary Working Group on Marriage Equality which introduced the Same-Sex Marriage Bill 2013, and served as a Member of the Legislative Council Select Committee on the Partial Defence of Provocation which resulted in amendments to the law of provocation including the abolition of the homosexual advance defence.
Trevor currently serves as a Member of the NSW Parliamentary Working Group on Assisted Dying which introduced the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017, and on a wide range of committees including the Committee on the ICAC, the Procedure Committee, the Privileges Committee, the Standing Committee on Law and Justice, the Public Accountability Committee, and the Public Works Committee.