|Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly |
13 March 2021
|Preceded by||Peter Katsambanis|
|Born||22 July 1988|
Caitlin Mary Collins (born 28 July 1988)is an Australian politician. She has been a Labor member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly since the 2021 state election, representing Hillarys. Collins is a Mullaloo local and prior to her election, Collins taught politics and history at local schools.
Previously Collins was unsuccessful in contesting the 2017 state election in then Premier Colin Barnett's seat of Cottesloe.
Collins was endorsed as Labor candidate for the seat of Hillarys in July 2020.In her election campaigns she received mentoring from New South Wales politician, Rose Jackson, through EMILY's List Australia.
Collins grew up in Perth after moving from Scotland to Australia in 1992. She studied history, politics and international relations at Notre Dame in Fremantle then pursued a teaching qualification in order to share her passion for civics.
Collins has taught extensively in India, Colombia and Vietnam and completed a parliamentary internship in Ireland.Her experiences abroad instilled a recognition of the transformative power of education and imparted a deep appreciation of Australian democracy.
Born in Aberdeen, Scotland on 22 July 1988, Collins migrated to Australia, arriving in Victoria in 1992 and then moving to Perth, Western Australia in 1996.She graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2010 with a BA, majoring in history, politics and international relations. She currently lives in Mullaloo with her partner Jack, and their dog Lenny.
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|Western Australian Legislative Assembly|
| Member for Hillarys |