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Meet Kate Thwaites

Kate was elected as the Federal Member for Jagajaga at the 2019 Federal Election. She grew up in Rosanna and now lives with her family in the area. Kate is a former ABC TV and Radio News Reporter and has held senior roles at Oxfam and in the Victorian Public Service. She worked for Jenny Macklin to help deliver important Labor reforms, including the National Disability Insurance Scheme and Paid Parental Leave.

Kate ran for Parliament because she believes we need new energy to tackle the big challenges facing us. We are facing a climate emergency - and our community has made that clear. The urgent need to act on climate change is one of the biggest issues raised by local residents. Kate and Labor believe that we should be investing in a job creating renewable energy future, urgently reducing emissions and protecting our local environment.

Kate is also working to tackle the other serious challenges that face our country; rising social inequality, constitutional recognition of Australia’s First Peoples and fixing the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

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Kate’s office can provide you with help and advice on a range of Commonwealth Government services. We can also assist to progress a matter you have with local councils or the Victorian State Government or perhaps pursuing a local issue on your behalf. If you require any help or information please give the office a call on (03) 9459 1411.

I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which the Jagajaga community works and lives, the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community.

I pay respect to all Elders past, present and emerging.

Kate Thwaites MP

I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community.

I pay respect to all Elders past, present and emerging.

Kate Thwaites MP

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