Before entering Parliament, Sonya was a lawyer in commercial litigation and banking and finance. She also worked for the Kimberley Land Council in Broome and was on the Board of The National Theatre and Back to Back Theatre.
Sonya believes that Victorians have much to be proud of, and an extraordinary opportunity to cement our state as a world leader in many areas. This is what prompted her to run for Parliament.
The priorities Sonya has for her community are to ensure equal and fair access to services close to home. She wants her community to be proud of the local area, and work together to create a vibrant, engaging, inclusive and welcoming place for everyone.
Sonya’s vision for Victoria’s future is that it is an outstanding place to live and work. She wants to see an inclusive state with a strong emphasis on technological innovation, local manufacturing, educational pathways, and a continuing commitment to equality.
The areas of public policy that she is most passionate about are all about creating jobs for the future. This includes education and training, transitioning our energy sector to renewables, and unlocking opportunities for women in the workforce.
Minister for Planning since December 2022
Minister for Outdoor Recreation since December 2022
Minister for Corrections July 2022 - December 2022
Minister for Youth Justice July 2022 - December 2022
Minister for Victim Support July 2022 - December 2022
Minister for Fishing and Boating July 2022 - December 2022
Parliamentary Secretary for Early Childhood Education December 2018 - October 2020
Parliamentary Secretary for Health October 2020 - December 2020
Cabinet Secretary December 2020 - July 2022
Member, Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee December 2014 - October 2018
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