|Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
27 November 2010
|Preceded by||Peter Batchelor|
30 July 1963 |
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
She is the daughter of the well-known union leader John Halfpenny and grew up in the Melbourne suburb of Watsonia. She was educated at Watsonia Primary School, Watsonia High School and Latrobe University, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Economics.
Prior to her election to the Victorian state parliament, Halfpenny was the secretary of the Food and Confectionery Division of the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union from 1999 to 2006, and Industrial Campaigns Officer of the Victorian Trades Hall Council from 2006 to 2010.
She lives in the northern suburbs of Melbourne and has two children.
|Victorian Legislative Assembly|
|Member for Thomastown