ABOUT ME

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I migrated to Australia from Tonga with my family when I was 8 years old, knowing only two words of English: yes and no. I attended primary and high schools in Sydney. I was fortunate to be raised by a single mother who taught me compassion from an early age, which developed into a great passion for people. I am grateful for her constant love and wonderful example.

In 2005, my family and I moved to Canberra, where I established myself in the local community as a small businesswoman. I have also been actively engaged in charity and volunteer work, especially involving women, youth and the local community. 

I firmly believe in the value of giving my time and energy to others, working to ensure that families, individuals and vulnerable people are able to nurture and achieve their aspirations.

With encouragement from my family, friends and the community, I made the decision to stand in the 2016 ACT Legislative Assembly election. I was re-elected in 2020 and I am proud to represent the residents in the electorate of Ginninderra.  

My husband and I have lived in Macgregor, Charnwood and Flynn. We feel grateful to have been able to raise our five children in the West Belconnen area.

Please use the links above to contact me or to learn more about how I can help you.

Authorised by Elizabeth Kikkert MLA

MY PRIORITIES
 

As your local Member for Ginninderra, as well as Shadow Minister for Families Youth & Community Services, the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs and Corrections, I am committed to helping all segments of our community to grow.

My priorities are to:

  1. Build a better Ginninderra​

  2. Strengthen families and support individuals

  3. Provide stability, safety and wellbeing for all of our children

  4. Invest in our youth and our future

  5. Reduce domestic violence

  6. Embed cultural competency in our local government

  7. Create harmonious and united communities

Click the button below to share with me what is important to you.