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Georgie Purcell MP

In December 2022, Georgie Purcell was proudly elected as the Animal Justice Party Member of the Legislative Council for Northern Victoria.

Georgie calls the beautiful Macedon Ranges on Dja Dja wurrung, Taungurung and Wurundjeri Country home where she lives with her husband and their rescue animals - 17 sheep, a donkey, 3 horses, 4 ex-puppy farm dogs and 4 cats.

I have spent my adult life working on causes I feel most passionately about - animal protection, unionism and ensuring a secure and dignified retirement for working people. For the past 4 years, I have been proud and honoured to work as Chief of Staff to Victoria’s first Animal Justice Party MP – playing a key role in achieving legislative reform to better the lives of animals. I hold a double degree in law and communications/politics, being admitted as an Australian lawyer, and am a graduate of the Pathway to Politics Program for Women and Centre for Australian Progress. But after entering a political role at just 26 years old, I noticed the way young people - particularly young women - are not represented in our halls of power. I am eager to change that.

I have been involved in the animal protection movement for 11 years – volunteering on campaigns to end puppy farming, ban jumps racing and stop duck shooting. These, in addition to implementing Veticare, ending greyhound racing, rehoming brumbies and investing in climate-resilient agriculture and plant-based protein will be just some of my key priorities in the new Parliament. I am honoured to work to ensure that animals are firmly on the political agenda.

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