Simone McGurk

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Simone McGurk

MLA
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McGurk with Roger Cook being interviewed at Fremantle Hospital
Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly
for Fremantle
Assumed office
9 March 2013
Preceded by Adele Carles
Personal details
Born
Simone Frances McGurk

(1963-12-05) 5 December 1963 (age 57)
Perth, Western Australia
Political party Labor Party
Website simonemcgurk.com.au

Simone Frances McGurk (born 5 December 1963 [1] ) is an Australian politician. She is the member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly for the seat of Fremantle, and Minister for Community Services, Children's Interests and Women's Interests. [2]

Prior to entering Parliament, McGurk was Secretary of UnionsWA, [3] 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. [4] McGurk has also worked as a producer for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and in native title for the Yamatji Land and Sea Council. [3]

In Government

On 17 March 2017, McGurk was sworn in as Minister for Child Protection; Women's Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services. [5] [6]

McGurk oversaw significant family and Domestic violence reforms [7] and introduced legislation for safe access zones around Abortion clinics. [8]

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Western Australian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Adele Carles
Member for Fremantle
2013–present
Incumbent