Name: Christine Anne Couzens
Born: 6 February 1958
Birth country: Australia
Defacto, four children
Memberships: Red Cross Response Team, ALP Member, Geelong Trades Hall
Christine has a life time of active commitment to social justice issues in Geelong including working with homeless young people, assisting people in the public housing sector, assisting and representing people on consumer law issues and volunteering with the Barwon RediSupport Crisis Support Team.
She has a proud record of fighting for workers’ rights through the union movement having served on multiple occasions as the President of Geelong Trades Hall. She also established a network for working women which has been running for over 10 years.
Born and bred in Geelong, and as a long-time resident of Geelong West, Christine has a great understanding of the needs and issues and has established many networks and links within the community.
Christine was elected the Member for Geelong at the 2014 Victorian state election.
Education: BA 1993-97 (VU)
- Community Development Officer, Barwon Region Housing Council 1984-97
- Community Law Advisor, Jindara 1997-1999
- Electorate Officer for Ian Trezise MP, Member for Geelong 1999-2014
House: Legislative Assembly
Parliamentary Service: Elected MLA for Geelong November 2014
Andrew’s Government Ambassador for Closing the Gap
Committee Service: Family and Community Development Committee since April 2015
Party: Australian Labor Party
Party Positions: ALP FEA Delegate to State Conference since 1996. Geelong West Branch Secretary 1997 to 2014.
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