Before entering Parliament, Melissa worked at senior levels of government and corporate Victoria, delivering gaming reforms and leading efforts to engage the community in level crossing removals across Melbourne.
As the daughter of two schoolteachers, Melissa’s belief in the values of public service and education influenced her to lead a successful grassroots campaign for a new public secondary school in the inner west. Her experience on this campaign led Melissa to consider the role she could play in advocating for change within Parliament.
The priorities Melissa has for her community are making sure all kids have access to a world class education, improving air quality in the inner west, increasing and expanding green spaces in our suburbs, and supporting good, local jobs.
Melissa’s vision for Victoria’s future is that it continues to be a state known for progressive policy.
The areas of public policy that she is most passionate about are education, reforming our mental health system and mitigating the effects of climate change.
Minister for Casino, Gaming and Liquor Regulation since December 2022
Minister for Local Government since June 2022
Minister for Roads and Road Safety since December 2022
Minister for Ports and Freight since December 2018
Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation June 2020 - December 2022
Minister for Suburban Development June 2022 - December 2022
Minister for Fishing and Boating June 2020 - July 2022
Minister for Public Transport December 2018 - June 2020
Member, Legislative Assembly Privileges Committee since February 2023
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