Member for Durack
Melissa was born and bred in regional WA. Melissa grew up in Kalgoorlie and was schooled at her local Catholic primary and high school, together with her two brothers and sister.
As proud parents, Melissa and her partner Brad understand cost of living pressures on households. Melissa has been widowed and been a single parent, so she understands and has experienced first-hand the hardships families face.
Melissa is a lawyer with a passion for supporting business and communities alike. Melissa has more than 20 years’ experience in the private sector, working in the mining and grain industry in a variety of commercial and legal roles. Melissa is passionate about supporting businesses, both small and large.
Melissa has worked as company secretary for Crosslands Resources, which owns the Jack Hills iron ore mine in the Mid-West, and has also worked for six years at CBH as general counsel and business development manager.
As a director of the Cancer Council (WA) and Brightspark Foundation, Melissa appreciates the importance and value of volunteers in our community.
With her experience in mining and agriculture, and her understanding of the need for a viable tourism industry, Melissa knows that we need to get Australia back on track. As a member of Tony Abbott’s Liberal team, Melissa will work to stop the boats and get regional Western Australia its fair share.