Biography

Sussan Ley’s career path has been wonderfully varied, working odd jobs on the way to a pilot’s license – with roles as an air traffic controller, stock-mustering pilot and occasional shearer’s cook following.

While raising three children on a family farm, ten years study led to a senior position at the Australian Taxation Office before entering federal politics in 2001.

Serving the rural NSW electorate of Farrer since 2001, Sussan has also been allocated responsibility in several portfolio and policy areas, most recently as Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories.

Sussan regards it as an honour to represent regional Australia, making time to regularly travel through her electorate and around the country listening to the views and concerns of constituents.

From Sussan

Around 5 million Australians, including pensioners, will start receiving the second $750 support payment from today. Read more: https://lbr.al/u3dy

Jul 13

In a major boost for primary health care, the Australian Government is further strengthening telehealth arrangements, as recommended by the AMA and other medical experts.

Jul 13

“We can’t afford to be complacent. It’s important to maintain the discipline of social distancing behind closed doors, not just out in public." Scott Morrison.

Jul 13

Around 5 million Australians will start receiving our second $750 support payment from today, including pensioners. And millions of Australians are set to benefit again from the important tax cuts we legislated last year, getting up to $1,080 back in their tax returns. It’s all part of our record financial support to help get Australians through these difficult times. Over the weekend, I also agreed to providing more Australian Defence Force support to the Victorian Government to help deal with the COVID outbreak in Melbourne. We’ll continue to provide whatever support is needed to make sure we all get through this together. A wide ranging discussion with Ray Hadley this morning on 2GB - listen to the full interview at: http://aus.pm/syk4

Jul 13