Claire – Office Manager
Claire is a born and bred country girl hailing from northern NSW and lives with the mantra “it takes a village” as a proud mum to 3 young adults. Claire has an ATCL and LTCL in Speech & Drama from Trinity College London, Bachelor of Arts Media & Comms and a Masters in Social Investment and Philanthropy. She has worked in both State and Federal politics. Collingwood and Manchester United are her colours!
Daniel – Electorate Officer – Media, Communications, and Campaigns
Daniel, originally from Adelaide and now a very proud Victorian, obtained a Bachelor of Business (Economics) from RMIT. He has worked in the private sector in a range of diverse roles with a publisher, financial services firm and more recently, in his own consultancy firm. On the weekend you’ll probably find Daniel busy with his wife and three kids running around the park and supporting Collingwood.
Susan – Electorate Officer – Community Engagement / Electorate Events
Susan studied arts and journalism and has had a wide ranging career including working for a number of Federal MPs. Contact Susan for any matters relating to community organisations in Goldstein and she’ll be happy to help.
Sandra – Electorate Officer – Senior Case Officer
Sandra was born in the Goldstein Electorate and attended McKinnon Primary and McKinnon Secondary College. Sandra studied Art and holds a Diploma of Business (Dip Bus) in Frontline Management. Sandra lived in Queensland for many years where she worked for Alzheimer’s Australia Qld, before taking a position as an Electorate Officer with a Federal Member of Parliament on the Gold Coast. Since returning to Melbourne, Sandra has worked for a number of Parliamentarians finding the position both challenging and rewarding, especially in the areas of Immigration, Centrelink and Veterans’ Affairs. Sandra enjoys travelling, good food, good wine and follows the black and white “Collingwood” football team.
Tom – Electorate Officer – Community Liaison
Tom is a proud local resident of Goldstein who is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts (Politics) and a Diploma of Languages (Mandarin) at the University of Melbourne. He bleeds Red, White and Black as a one-eyed member of the mighty St Kilda Football Club and is hoping to see his Saints win the flag in 2018.
Matthew – Electorate Officer – Part Time
Matthew is a Journalism student at Deakin University. He lives locally in the electorate and spends his spare time reading and writing, spectating and participating in sport (mainly Cricket and Football), and appreciates the performing arts. Matthew is also a proud supporter of the Melbourne Football Club.
Cale – Electorate Officer – Research
Cale read Biomedicine (Honours) at the University of Melbourne with breadth study in history and politics. Catch him sporting cuffed jeans and driving his 1976 Datsun 180B on the weekends. He displays his Western Bulldogs colours proudly in the office after their historic premiership this year!
Steve – Research Officer – Part time
Steve completed a Bachelor of Communication (Media) at RMIT University and is currently studying at the University of Melbourne to attain a Masters of Public Policy and Management. Steve is an avid reader, member of the Carlton Football Club and has a keen interest in democracy, public policy and political science.