The Hon. Natalie Hutchins

Minister for Education Minister for Women More information
Natalie Hutchins

Meet Natalie

Before entering Parliament, Natalie served as senior advisor to former Premier Steve Bracks and chief of staff to the Minister for Education. She also ran a small business specialising in research and communications. Natalie was the first woman elected as assistant secretary of the Victorian Trades Hall Council.

Natalie’s parents moved from high-rise public housing in the inner city to the western suburbs to give their children a better life. This gave Natalie a passion for the opportunities in Melbourne’s west. This is what prompted her to run for Parliament.

The priorities Natalie has for her community are to ensure the electorate is fair and inclusive, reflecting the active, diverse, resilient and proud community. She wants her community to receive greater investment in infrastructure upgrades, modern learning environments and the removal of level crossings.

Natalie’s vision for Victoria’s future is that everyone has equal access to a decent job, excellent education and first-class healthcare.

The areas of public policy that she is most passionate about are establishing a Treaty with the states’ Traditional Owners, improving conditions for vulnerable workers, addressing the root causes of crime, and ensuring that women have equal pay and an equal voice in government.

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  • Minister for Education since June 2022

  • Minister for Women since June 2022

  • Minister for Corrections June 2020 - July 2022

  • Minister for Youth Justice June 2020 - July 2022

  • Minister for Victim Support June 2020 - July 2022

  • Minister for Crime Prevention June 2020 - June 2022

  • Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence September 2017 - December 2018

  • Minister for Women September 2017 - December 2018

  • Minister for Aboriginal Affairs December 2014 - December 2018

  • Minister for Industrial Relations December 2014 - December 2018

  • Minister for Local Government December 2014 - September 2017

  • Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations February 2013 - December 2014

  • Shadow Minister for Ports, Freight and Logistics February 2013 - December 2014


  • Parliamentary Secretary for Treaty December 2018 - June 2020

  • Parliamentary Secretary for Workplace Safety August 2019 - June 2020

  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Minister for Public Transport February 2012 - February 2013

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