Before entering Parliament, Stuart worked as a Detective at the Moorabool Crime Investigation Unit and at the Footscray Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team. Before joining the police force, he was a schoolteacher in Western Australia.
Stuart says that he saw a distinct lack of justice in our court processes. He wants to use his skills and knowledge to push for change and better outcomes for those seeking justice. This is what prompted him to run for Parliament.
The priorities Stuart has for his community are to ensure victims of crime get appropriate assistance, holding perpetrators to account for their actions, ensuring the protection of our most vulnerable community members (especially children), as well as advocating for stronger mental health support for our emergency service workers.
Stuart’s vision for Victoria’s future is that our most vulnerable are protected and supported, victims of crime get the justice they deserve and sentencing reflects the community’s values.
The areas of public policy that he is most passionate about are child protection, mental health of emergency service workers, support for victim-survivors, and reform in bail, parole and sentencing.
Member, Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee since November 2020
Participating, Legislative Council Legal and Social Issues Committee since May 2019
Member, Integrity and Oversight Committee since March 2019
Deputy Chair, Legislative Council Privileges Committee since March 2019
Member, Legislative Council Procedure Committee since March 2019
Leaflet map showing the electorate of Western Victoria.
Other members for this area
Each region is made up of 11 districts, which have one member each.
Juliana Addison | Wendouree | Australian Labor Party
John Eren | Lara | Australian Labor Party
Chris Couzens | Geelong | Australian Labor Party
Emma Kealy | Lowan | The Nationals
Michaela Settle | Buninyong | Australian Labor Party