About Jess

Jess Walsh is proud to be a Labor Senator representing the people of Victoria in Canberra.

She believes in an Australia founded on decent, stable jobs and strong government services.

She wants our country to face the challenges of the future with optimism and hope.

And she speaks out for a society based on respect and inclusion.

Before entering Federal Parliament Jess spent her working life as a researcher, campaigner and union leader.

As Victorian Secretary of one of Australia’s largest unions, she represented diverse people including cleaners, ambos, security officers, early childhood educators and hospitality workers.

Jess is passionate about helping people build a strong voice at work, in the community and with government.

She holds a Masters Degree from the University of Southern California and a PhD from the University of Melbourne.