Kate Thwaites is the Federal Member for Jagajaga and the voice in Canberra for our community. She lives locally with her family and is passionate about supporting people across Jagajaga.
Through the pandemic she advocated for people and businesses in our community to get the financial support they needed, to be able to safely return home from overseas, and to get faster access to vaccines to keep us all safe.
Kate understands we are facing a climate emergency.
The urgent need to act on climate change is one of the biggest issues raised by residents across Jagajaga.
Kate and Labor believe that we should be investing in a job-creating renewable energy future, reducing emissions and protecting our local environment.
Kate is also pushing for action to confront social inequality and homelessness across Australia; for constitutional recognition of Australia’s First Peoples and to fix and protect the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Our aged care system is broken. Kate believes that older people who have helped build this country deserve to be respected and cared for.
Our pensioners need support that they were just not getting from the former government and millions of Australians waited too long to get the support they needed during the Covid pandemic.
As a former ABC reporter, she also understands just how vital it is that we have a strong and properly-funded public broadcaster.
She will always fight for a strong and independent ABC.