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Member for Chisholm

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The Hon. Scott Morrison MP Prime Minister


Wednesday, 29 August 2018


I thank Julia Banks for her outstanding and continuing service to the Parliament, the people of Chisholm and the Liberal Party.

Julia was elected as the Member for Chisholm at the 2016 election, and was the only Coalition candidate to win a seat from the Labor party, a seat that had been held by Labor for 18 years. This was a truly historic result.

Julia has been and will continue to be a strong advocate for Chisholm. As Chair of the Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs she has been leading an inquiry into local adoption, an important social issue.

As the proud daughter of a Greek migrant father and Greek-Australian mother, Julia has and will also continue to work tirelessly to support migrant communities in Chisholm and across Australia, championing their contribution to our modern nation. Her own personal story is one that mirrors the stories of so many others who have benefitted from the fair go spirit of Australia.

Instrumental in the establishment of the Parliamentary Friends of Women’s Health, and serving as its Chair, Julia has also been a role model for women in the Parliament, the Liberal Party and beyond.

I personally appreciate the support and confidence Julia has shown in my Government through her decision to remain in the Parliament until the next election.

Contacts: Andrew Carswell 0418 505 376, Kate Williams 0429 584 675 The Hon. Scott Morrison MP, Sydney