Before entering Parliament, Ingrid fought for low paid workers across the private and public sectors. She was Secretary for the Victorian Branch of the Australian Services Union between 2004 and 2018.
Ingrid's family has lived in Melbourne's west for more than 20 years. She wants to ensure it remains a great place to live, work and raise a family. This is what prompted her to run for Parliament.
The priorities Ingrid has for her community are to ensure all families have access to world class public hospitals, schools, early learning facilities, public transport and roads. She is also deeply committed to supporting the growth of safe and secure local jobs in Melbourne’s growing western suburbs, and ensuring that vulnerable community members have the support they need.
Ingrid's vision for Victoria’s future is that it is known as the best place in the world. She believes that we should provide every child with the knowledge and skills that will see them thrive throughout their lives.
The areas of public policy that she is most passionate about are education, quality local jobs, housing and workplace safety.
Minister for Workplace Safety since September 2020
Minister for Early Childhood and Pre-Prep since June 2022
Minister for Early Childhood September 2020 - June 2022
Government Whip in the Legislative Council December 2018 - October 2020
Member, Public Accounts and Estimates Committee March 2019 - October 2020
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Other members for this area
Each region is made up of 11 districts, which have one member each.
Tim Pallas | Werribee | Australian Labor Party
Sarah Connolly | Tarneit | Australian Labor Party
Marlene Kairouz | Kororoit | Australian Labor Party
Natalie Suleyman | St Albans | Australian Labor Party
Josh Bull | Sunbury | Australian Labor Party
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