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appointment as shadow assistant minister

June 04, 2019

EMMA McBRIDE MP, SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH, SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR CARERS, FEDERAL MEMBER FOR DOBELL

APPOINTMENT AS SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER

I am honoured to be appointed Shadow Assistant Minister for Mental Health and Shadow Assistant Minister for Carers.

I thank Labor Leader Anthony Albanese for the chance to use my experience and training in healthcare to serve our community.I'd like to thank the many people in Dobell who voted for me as their federal representative, allowing me to champion two issues I am passionate about - the need to improve mental health services and to provide better support for carers.As a former specialist mental health pharmacist, Chief Pharmacist at Wyong Hospital, Deputy Director of Pharmacy for the Central Coast Local Health District, and as a carer for my dad, I know how important these issues are to individuals and families.

I promise to be a strong and vocal advocate in Canberra to improve the mental health and wellbeing of people with lived experience of mental illness and their families and carers.

I will also stand up for the millions of carers throughout Australia so their challenges are recognised and their needs better met.

I will draw on my professional experience in mental health and my lived experience as a carer to hold the Morrison Government to account.

I wish to thank the former Shadow Minister for Mental Health, Julie Collins, and outgoing Shadow Assistant Minister for Mental Health, Senator Deborah O’Neill, for their outstanding work. Thanks also to Senator Carol Brown for her contribution as outgoing Shadow Minister for Carers.

I look forward to working with Labor’s new Shadow Minister for Health, Chris Bowen, to find better ways to protect and care for the most vulnerable in our communities.

 

Caption: Les Sweatman is the Divisional Returning Officer for Dobell congratulating Emma McBride on her re-election to Dobell

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