Before becoming the Member for Cowan, Dr Anne Aly was a Professor at Edith Cowan University.
Anne is an internationally renowned expert in counter-terrorism and counter radicalisation, she has published over 100 articles and books on topics related to terrorism and international security. Anne is committed to working with all levels of government to make our families and communities safe.
Anne was the only Australian to be invited to President Obama's White House conference on violent extremism in 2015. She has worked with the United Nations on developing programs and policies on national security and counter-terrorism. She is the recipient of numerous awards for her work and in 2016 she was awarded the Australian security medal.
Anne moved to Australia when she was two years old. Her mum was a nurse and her dad an engineer, who worked as a bus driver.
Anne was a single working mother of two young boys. She knows we all want our schools and hospitals to be the best in the world. Anne believes every child should be given the same chance to succeed as any other child in Australia and every person deserves access to quality healthcare.
Anne worked for years on the minimum wage to send her two boys to school and put food on the table. She knows how important secure, well-paying jobs are. That’s why Anne supports Labor's plan for jobs in WA, protecting penalty rates and a well funded public training system.
Anne has a diverse background that spans education and training, public policy and community work.
Anne was the Founding Chair of a youth oriented not for profit organisation that harnesses youth entrepreneurship and innovation to address global issues at the local level. Anne has seen first-hand how Scott Morrison and the Liberals’ cuts have hurt our health and education system. She knows Western Australia needs Labor’s plan to create and keep jobs in WA.