About Bronwyn

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Bronwyn was re-elected as the Labor member for the Thomastown electorate at the 2022 State Election. Bronwyn is currently the Parliamentary Secretary for Job.

Bronwyn was first elected to the Victorian Parliament to represent the Thomastown electorate in November 2010. She has served as the Government Whip in the Legislative Assembly from August 2016 – June 2020. She served as the Parliamentary Secretary for Workplace Safety from June 2020 to December 2022.

Before entering Parliament, Bronwyn was Secretary, Food and Confectionary Division, Australian Manufacturing Workers Union from 1999 – 2006. She then served as an Industrial Campaigns Officer, Victorian Trades Hall from 2006 – 2010.

Bronwyn is also involved in Parliamentary Committees. The Family and Community Development Committee (FCDC) from May 2011 – November 2014. Deputy Chair of FCDC from February to November 2014. She was appointed as Chair, Environment and Natural Resources and Regional Development Committee (ENRRDC) since April 2015 to present.

Bronwyn has lived and worked in and around the northern suburbs for much of her life. She grew up in Watsonia and was educated at Watsonia Primary School, Montmorency High School and La Trobe University, where she received a Bachelor of Economics (BEc) and Undergraduate Teaching Degree coursework (RMIT). She was invited to participate in the La Trobe University Mentor Program for 2016. Bronwyn has memberships to the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU), Australian Services Union (ASU), Labor for Refugees and Emily’s List. Bronwyn is also the Victorian Government Health Ambassador for Diabetes.

Bronwyn has 2 children and is actively involved in all their activities, reading, follows the AFL and enjoys current affairs.