Caitlin Collins

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Caitlin Collins

MLA
Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly
for Hillarys
Assumed office
13 March 2021
Preceded by Peter Katsambanis
Personal details
Born (1988-07-22) 22 July 1988 (age 32)
Aberdeen, Scotland
Political party Labor
Website www.caitlincollins.com.au

Caitlin Mary Collins (born 28 July 1988) [1] is an Australian politician. She has been a Labor member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly since the 2021 state election, representing Hillarys. [2] [3] Collins is a Mullaloo local and prior to her election, Collins taught politics and history at local schools. [4]

Previously Collins was unsuccessful in contesting the 2017 state election in then Premier Colin Barnett's seat of Cottesloe. [5]

Collins was endorsed as Labor candidate for the seat of Hillarys in July 2020. [6] In her election campaigns she received mentoring from New South Wales politician, Rose Jackson, through EMILY's List Australia. [7]

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. [4]

Collins has taught extensively in India, Colombia and Vietnam and completed a parliamentary internship in Ireland. [4] Her experiences abroad instilled a recognition of the transformative power of education and imparted a deep appreciation of Australian democracy.

Personal

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. [1] She graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2010 with a BA, majoring in history, politics and international relations. [8] She currently lives in Mullaloo with her partner Jack, and their dog Lenny. [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Ms Caitlin Mary Collins MLA BA (Hons), DipEd". Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 13 May 2021.
  2. "The WA election's biggest losers form a long blue line as Liberals reel from devastating loss". ABC News. 14 March 2021. Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  3. Burton, Jesinta (13 March 2021). "Hillarys key marginal in the north". Business News. Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  4. 1 2 3 4 "About Caitlin". caitlincollins.com.au. Retrieved 21 May 2021.
  5. "2017 State General Election: Cottesloe District Profile". Western Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  6. Brown, Tyler (21 July 2020). "Labor reveals Hillarys candidate". Joondalup Times. Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  7. "2021 Western Australia Election Candidates". EMILY's List Australia. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  8. "Challenging the Political Status Quo". In Principio: 25. August 2017.
Western Australian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Peter Katsambanis
Member for Hillarys
2021–present
Incumbent