Mary-Anne Thomas

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Mary-Anne Thomas

Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
for Macedon
Assumed office
29 November 2014
Preceded byJoanne Duncan
Personal details
Born (1963-02-26) 26 February 1963 (age 57)
Political partyLabor Party
PortfolioCabinet Secretary

Mary-Anne Thomas (born 26 February 1963) is an Australian politician. She has been a Labor Party member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly since November 2014, representing the electorate of Macedon.[1]

Education and early career[edit]

Mary-Anne studied at Wodonga High School, completed her teaching degree at the Melbourne College of Advanced Education and holds a Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations from Victoria University and a Masters of Public Policy from the University of Melbourne.

Mary-Anne worked for 25 years across public, private and community sectors. She began her career as a secondary teacher, then worked in the union movement before becoming an advisor to Lynne Kosky, the Minister for Post-Compulsory Education, Employment and Training.

Mary-Anne has also held roles in the Victorian public service in Education and the Department of Premier and Cabinet where she was Head of Communications.

Prior to entering Parliament, Mary-Anne held senior roles at the National Australia Bank and Plan International, one of the world's leading child rights and international development agencies.

Political career[edit]

Mary-Anne was elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly as the Member for Macedon in November 2014.

She is currently the Cabinet Secretary in the Andrews Labor Government having previously served as the Parliamentary Secretary for Health & Carers.

Thomas previously contested Labor pre-selection for the Federal seat of Batman, but lost to then Senator David Feeney.[2]


  1. ^ "Macedon Results". ABC News. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Women challenge powerbroker David Feeney for prize Victorian seat of Batman". The Australian. Retrieved 4 December 2014.

External links[edit]

Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Joanne Duncan
Member for Macedon