Natasha Stott Despoja

Natasha Jessica Stott Despoja AM (born 9 September 1969) is an Australian former politician and former leader of the Australian Democrats. She was a Democrats senator for South Australia from 1995 to 2008. She was appointed to the Senate at the age of 26, and until Sarah Hanson-Young was elected in 2007, was the youngest woman ever to be elected to the Parliament of Australia. She was also the first leader of a political party to visit an immigration detention centre.[citation needed]