Kate Thwaites was elected the Member for Jagajaga at the 2019 federal election for the ALP. 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 reforms, including the National Disability Insurance Scheme and Paid Parental Leave. 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.
Kate Thwaites and Jenny Macklin have co-authored a book titled ‘Enough is Enough‘. As women, they believe in the power of politics to do good, and as feminists they recognise that politics is about power: getting it, holding onto it, and using it to improve citizens’ lives. Women wielding power in Parliament House, women fighting for equality and an end to discrimination across our country, have made their mark and they have caused change.
Register now for this free event to hear more about Kate’s journey into politics and why she’s co-authored this book with Jenny Macklin.
In Conversation with the Kate Thwaites
Wednesday 18 August 2021
1.00 pm – 2.00 pm
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