Bronwyn Halfpenny

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Bronwyn Halfpenny
Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
for Thomastown
Assumed office
27 November 2010
Preceded by Peter Batchelor
Personal details
Born (1963-07-30) 30 July 1963 (age 51)
Richmond, Victoria
Political party Australian Labor Party

Bronwyn Halfpenny (born 30 July 1963) is an Australian politician, and has been the member for Thomastown in the Victorian Legislative Assembly since 2010.[1]

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.[2]

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.[1]

She lives in the northern suburbs of Melbourne and has two children.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Bronwyn Halfpenny (Thomastown)". Members Information. Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 14 December 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "About Bronwyn". Bronwyn Halfpenny. Retrieved 2015-02-23. 
Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Peter Batchelor
Member for Thomastown