Member for Ginninderra
Yvette is a full-time working mum with two young children. She lives with her family in the West Belconnen suburb of Dunlop. Having lived in the electorate of Ginninderra all her life Yvette understands the pressures local families are under, and the importance of having access to quality education, healthcare and early childhood education.
Yvette started her working life in the hospitality industry where she stayed for eight years before beginning her employment with United Voice. For more than 15 years Yvette has worked as a community organiser, representing workers and their families to win fairer wages and better conditions.
Yvette is an advocate for social justice and is concerned with issues such as industrial relations, housing affordability, the rights and conditions of low paid and insecure workers and education.
Yvette was promoted to the Ministry in January 2015 and elected Deputy Chief Minister in October 2016. Among other portfolios, she is Australia’s first Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence.
- Deputy Chief Minister
- Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development
- Minister for Housing and Suburban Development
- Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence
- Minister for Women
- Minister for Sport and Recreation