|Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly |
9 March 2013
|Preceded by||Adele Carles|
Simone Frances McGurk
5 December 1963
Perth, Western Australia
|Political party||Labor Party|
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Prior to entering Parliament, McGurk was Secretary of UnionsWA,Western Australia's peak trade union body, having previously served as an official of the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union and United Voice. She also served as a member of the Western Australian State Training Board, and on the board of the Industry superannuation fund, AustralianSuper. McGurk has also worked as a producer for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and in native title for the Yamatji Land and Sea Council.
On 17 March 2017, McGurk was sworn in as Minister for Child Protection; Women's Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services.
McGurk oversaw significant family and Domestic violence reformsand introduced legislation for safe access zones around Abortion clinics.
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|Western Australian Legislative Assembly|
| Member for Fremantle |