Prior to entering Parliament, Mark’s primary work has been as an advocate and representative for working people through his various roles in the Community & Public Sector Union and the Finance Sector Union over 30 years. His experience also extends to his work in the Australian Taxation Office, as a Senior Advisor to the State Government and as a Trustee Director for the superannuation fund AGEST.
Equality, workers’ rights and improved liveability standards are the issues that drove Mark during his pre parliamentary career and they remain his focus today.
Good schools and education opportunities, quality healthcare, affordable and available housing, proper pay and conditions, rights of and for indigenous people as well as decent secure jobs are the key policy areas that Mark believes will lead to a more equal society. As someone who spent most of his pre-adult life in public housing, Mark understands how critical these areas of government policy are.
Mark’s vision for Victoria is one where every person’s contribution is valued and matters. He also believes that the global pandemic is the perfect opportunity for all governments, local, state and federal, to tackle once and for all the challenges presented by climate change.
Participating, Legislative Council Legal and Social Issues Committee since April 2022
Chair, Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee since March 2022
Member, Legislative Council Economy and Infrastructure Committee since April 2019
Leaflet map showing the electorate of Northern Victoria.
Other members for this area
Each region is made up of 11 districts, which have one member each.
Peter Walsh | Murray Plains | The Nationals
Mary-Anne Thomas | Macedon | Australian Labor Party
Cindy McLeish | Eildon | Liberal Party
Steph Ryan | Euroa | The Nationals
Jacinta Allan | Bendigo East | Australian Labor Party