Prior to entering Parliament, Rachel was the executive of EROS Association and held leadership, project management, policy and research roles with the Family Court of Australia and Centrelink. Rachel holds postgraduate qualifications in public policy and an undergraduate degree in sociology and politics. She is also an acclaimed performer, travelling internationally to perform as Freckles Blue in Paris and London. Rachel has extensive experience in advocacy and campaigning, including successfully campaigning to end financial discrimination against small business, gaining the support of the Ombudsman.
Rachel put her hand up to run for Parliament for Legalise Cannabis Victoria as she believes it is time for law reform in this space. She is keen to initiate the conversation more broadly around the role of cannabis as the future for environmental ingenuity and creation.
Rachel has a keen interest in political processes and practices, is an advocate for women’s rights and equality, inclusivity, and progressive social and community development. She is also passionate about solutions to homelessness, particularly in regard to young people, and has lived experience after instability in home-life meant Rachel was independent from 16 years of age. She is a fierce advocate for cannabis law reform and is actively involved in the LGBTIQ community.
Participating, Legislative Council Economy and Infrastructure Committee since June 2023
Participating, Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee since March 2023
Member, Integrity and Oversight Committee since March 2023
Member, Legislative Council Legal and Social Issues Committee since February 2023
Member, Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee since February 2023
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Other members for this area
Each region is made up of 11 districts, which have one member each.
Pauline Richards | Cranbourne | Australian Labor Party
Tim Richardson | Mordialloc | Australian Labor Party
Sonya Kilkenny | Carrum | Australian Labor Party
Brad Battin | Berwick | Liberal Party
Meng Heang Tak | Clarinda | Australian Labor Party
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