Mr John Pesutto

Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs Shadow Minister for Education Shadow Minister for Child Protection More information
John Pesutto

Meet John

Prior to entering Parliament, John operated his own legal practice and corporate advisory firm. He was also a Senior Fellow at Melbourne University's School of Government while regularly appearing on TV and radio to discuss current affairs. During much of this time, he wrote a fortnightly column for The Age.

John was prompted to run for Parliament to serve his local community by helping people in need of assistance, whether it be a need for housing or access to public services. John was also inspired to put himself forward as a voice for his community in the Victorian Parliament.

The main passions and priorities John has as a member of Parliament are good governance, evidenced by government decisions being based on integrity, transparency and honesty, multiculturalism and diversity - providing opportunities for all, managing all the State's resources to provide for our community's current needs while also leaving for future generations a Victoria that is in better shape than that which we inherited, and delivering for the electorate of Hawthorn.


  • Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs since December 2022

  • Shadow Minister for Education since August 2023

  • Shadow Minister for Child Protection since August 2023

  • Shadow Attorney-General December 2014 - December 2018


  • Leader of the Opposition since December 2022

  • Leader of the Liberal Party since December 2022

  • Leader of the Liberal and Nationals Coalition since December 2022

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