I’m Sheena Watt and I’m proud to be a Member of the Victorian Legislative Council for the Northern Metropolitan Region.

Prior to becoming an MP, I was an Executive Manager at youth employment provider AFL Sports Ready. I’ve worked in a range of health sector jobs including for the Stroke Foundation. I’ve also served on a number of Boards - the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, Victorian Council of Social Service, Women’s Health Victoria and Merri Health. 

I know personally that Governments can make a difference in people’s lives. As a young person I grew up experiencing vulnerability and disadvantage. As a young carer, I saw first hand how the health system failed my family. As an Aboriginal woman, I lived with the racism of low expectations from people who were meant to inspire and guide me. I saw that the Andrews Government was making a real effort to make the lives of First Peoples’ better. So I wanted to be part of the change I wanted to see in the world – in the Victorian Parliament.

I want all Victorians to feel like they get a fair go in our state, and to be able to access the opportunities to live decent, dignified lives. I believe it’s one of our most important job as Members of Parliament to lift up the most vulnerable in our community.

Click here to view my Inaugural Speech to the Parliament of Victoria