Claire – Office Manager
Claire has an ATCL and LTCL in Speech & Drama from Trinity College London, BA Media & Comms and is finalising her Masters in Social Investment and Philanthropy. She has worked in both State and Federal politics. Claire is a born and bred country girl living the mantra “it takes a village” and is a proud mum to 3 young adults 14, 17 and 20. Collingwood and Manchester United are her colours!
Kurt – Electorate Officer – Media, Communications, and Campaigns
Kurt, a Townsville boy, obtained a Bachelor of New Media Arts from James Cook University then went on to work for former MP for Herbert, Ewen Jones. He has just returned from two years in London where he worked in Fundraising & Membership for the Hampstead & Kilburn Conservatives. On the weekend you’ll probably find Kurt wearing the navy and grey of the North Queensland Cowboys.
Tara – Electorate Officer – Constituent Liaison Officer
Tara completed a Master of International Relations at the University of Melbourne after spending time in Indonesia working for the United Nations Development Programme. On the weekends you’ll usually find her having a lazy brunch or hitting the American Football field with her teammates.
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!
Matthew – 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.
Callum – Part Time
Callum is studying a Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Commerce at Monash University. He has grown up in Goldstein, and been part of the local community for his entire life. When he isn’t working or studying, Callum can be spotted debating, reading and searching for the best flat white in the country.
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.
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.
Penny – Electorate Officer – Constituent Liaison Officer
Penny, originally from Singapore and has lived in Melbourne since 1986. She has more than 30 years’ experience as a senior Executive Assistant in both domestic and international organisations. Penny lives locally in the electorate spending her time appreciating its parks and gardens, and volunteering at the NGV.