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.