Ms Kate Thwaites MP

Ms Kate Thwaites MP

Member for Jagajaga

Chair of Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters
Australian Labor Party
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

2/37 Burgundy Street
Heidelberg, VIC, 3084

Postal address

PO Box 316
Heidelberg, VIC, 3084

(03) 9459 1411

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 4305


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Jagajaga, Victoria, 2019. Re-elected 2022.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Social Policy and Legal Affairs served from 10.6.2020 to 31.3.2021; Privileges and Members' Interests served from 28.7.2022 to present; Health, Aged Care and Sport served from 7.12.2023 to present
  • Joint Standing: Treaties served from 23.7.2019 to present; Electoral Matters served from 23.7.2019 to 11.4.2022; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade served from 28.7.2022 to present; Parliamentary Library served from 28.7.2022 to present; Electoral Matters served as Chair from 3.8.2022 to present
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit served from 22.7.2019 to 23.3.2020; Public Accounts and Audit served from 25.2.2021 to 9.8.2021; Public Accounts and Audit served from 30.11.2021 to 11.4.2022
Parliamentary party positions
  • Australian Labor Party. Served: 18.05.2019 to present
  • Born: 19.1.1980, Melbourne, Australia
  • Gender: Female
  • Marital Status: Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA (Journ) (RMIT University).
  • MIntDev (RMIT University).
  • Journalist for ABC News from 2002 to 2008.
  • Media Adviser for Oxfam Australia from 2008 to 2010. .
  • Adviser to J Macklin, MP from 2010 to 2013.
  • Public Servant from 2015 to 2019.
  • Name: Jagajaga
  • Location: The Division of Jagajaga consists of: Banyule City Council, and part of the Nillumbik Shire Council.
  • Area: 104 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 107,553 (at 5.6.2019)
  • Industries: Commercial and light industrial area which includes construction, and retail trade.
  • Enough is enough, Monash University Publishing, Clayton, Vic: 2021.

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