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PO Box 2028, Bunbury, WA, 6231

Biography

Raised in Brunswick Junction, Nola has spent her whole life in the South West.

Nola worked in an accountancy firm until she married her husband, Charlie. On the same day they were married, they bought their first dairy and beef property in Harvey. Nola worked on their farm helping to develop and grow their family business which includes their son, daughter-in-law and grandson. Their daughter also lives and works in the region.

Nola has been working with and for the community her entire life, helping many community organisations. She was President of the Harvey Football Club for a decade, and she became the first female to be awarded Life Memberships to the Peel Football League and the Harvey Football Club. She’s held various positions on numerous community, regional and agricultural organisations and bodies such as being a Director and Vice Chair of Dairy Western Australia.

In 1996 Nola was the ABC Regional Rural Woman of the Year. In 1997 she received a Certificate for Outstanding Service to the Community in 1997 from the Harvey Shire Council and a Premier’s Australia Day Active Citizenship Award (WA) in 2004.

Nola was elected as the Federal Member for Forrest in November 2007. She was appointed Deputy Opposition Whip immediately upon election, and was appointed Deputy Government Whip in September 2013. On the 27 September 2015, Nola became the first female to be appointed to the position of Chief Government Whip.

Nola is the Co-convener for Parliamentary Friends of Primary Producers and Co-convener for Parliamentary Friends of End of Life Care. She is an Endometriosis Ambassador and patron for a number of organisations. She has spent extensive periods of her parliamentary career on the following committees: Communications, Environment and the Arts.

Nola enjoys spending time with family and friends, and passions include football, cooking, music, reading and walking.

From Nola

How good is Queensland! Exciting news for Australia and Queensland - we’re now a step closer to hosting another Olympic and Paralympic Games. Overnight the International Olympic Committee announced it will enter exclusive negotiations with Queensland for the 2032 event. This is a hugely positive development but we still have a lot of work to do. Since the Federal Government announced our support for the bid in 2019, we’ve been working with the state and local governments, the Australian Olympic Committee and Paralympics Australia to put forward the best possible case for Queensland to host 2032. The event is potentially a game-changer for Queensland. It will see the Sunshine State beamed around the globe, while delivering an economic and jobs boom. We saw how Sydney 2000 brought our nation together and took Australian sport to a new level, and that’s what we’ll be aiming to do again if we’re successful in hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games again in 2032.

Feb 25

The best form of welfare is a job. The Morrison Government continues to be focused on job creation. 94% of the 1.3 million people who lost their jobs or were stood down on zero hours are now back in work.

Feb 25

Australia's economic recovery is underway and our labour market has been enormously resilient in the face of this huge economic shock.

Feb 25

Stronger. Safer. Together.

Feb 25

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PO Box 2028, Bunbury, WA, 6231