I am the President of Labor for Refugees Victoria and a Member of the National Co-ordinating Committee. I chaired the working group which developed our submission on Migrants and Refugees policy to the National Policy Forum. I am passionate about our commitment to offer protection to those who come seeking asylum.
I am a member of the ALP policy committee on Commonwealth Affairs & Federal Relations (CAFR) and a Bendigo FEA delegate to State Conference. Having been a member of the Woodend branch since 2013, I am currently President.
After more than thirty years as a Careers Counsellor in the public sector, TAFE, secondary school and universities, I have been a volunteer in the VET Education Program at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) for the past six years. At times, I have filled the role of Education Manager on a locum basis. I am involved in the Woodend community as a member of the Macedon Ranges Rural Australians for Refugees (RAR) and Woodend Red Cross.
In addition to Refugees, my policy priorities include Indigenous Recognition and Closing the Gap, Environment and Climate Change, Inequality and Education. Along with many others, I am committed to empowering rank and file party members to participate in all aspects of the party including candidate selection, policy formation and establishing/amending party rules.