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I was elected to Federal Parliament on the 2nd July, 2016 as the Member for Herbert. Winning the seat of Herbert was particularly exceptional for me as the Labor party hadn’t held this seat in twenty years. More so than this, I was exceptionally proud to be the first woman to hold the Federation seat.

I was born, raised and educated in Townsville where the values of everyone deserves the right to a quality education, a job and somewhere to call home were instilled in me. 

I hold ambitions to continue to fight for job security and workers’ rights; quality education, affordable and accessible health care and childcare, a fair deal for the defence personnel and pensioners and a better deal for small business.

I will endeavor to fight so that the people of Townsville have a strong local voice in Canberra and I will strive to deliver a fair go for all Townsville residents.