Ms Kathleen Matthews-Ward

Kathleen Matthews-Ward

Meet Kathleen

The daughter of a nurse and trade unionist,  Kathleen is a hardworking advocate for social justice and strong supporter of inclusion and diversity.  

Kathleen has worked in retail, hospitality and finance and has volunteered with many local sports clubs, schools, kinders and other local organisations.  

Prior to entering Parliament, Kathleen studied public health and worked as a policy advisor for issues relating to disability, ageing, carers and volunteers.  

A lifetime local, Kathleen served her community on Council from 2004-2012 and was the key driver behind many local infrastructure projects. Kathleen knows how to work with people and governments to get results for her community.

Committee membership

Allowances and Budget Reports

In accordance with section 9I of the Parliamentary Salaries, Allowances and Superannuation Act 1968 the relevant Officer must publish the prescribed details in respect of claims for work-related parliamentary allowances or under the Budget and expense allowances (if any) and electorate allowances and the motor vehicle allowance (if claimed) made to the relevant Officer during each period of 3 months ending 31 March, 30 June, 30 September and 31 December as soon as practicable after the end of each period.

Register of Interest

Historical information

  • First elected
    26 November 2022
  • 577 days of Parliamentary Service
    2022 - Current

Electorate history

  • Broadmeadows since 26 November 2022

Party history

  • Australian Labor Party since 26 November 2022

Committee membership history

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