About Clare

"Whether I am at home or in Canberra, fighting for the people of Hotham, who have placed their trust in me, will always come first."
Clare has lived and worked in lots of different places, and brings a diverse range of life experiences into Parliament. Clare was elected to the Parliament as the Federal Member for Hotham in 2013, and was re-elected in 2016. In July 2016, Clare was appointed to the Shadow Ministry as the Shadow Minister for Justice.
"I have been lucky in that time to study with some of the world's most famous economists. I have sat in boardrooms and worked in workplaces in mining, manufacturing, telecommunications and retail - just about every part of Australia's economy. I have closed the trading day at the New York Stock Exchange and helped a group of Aboriginal women build a business that will one day provide them with their first jobs."
Clare studied a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws, both with Honours, at Monash University in Clayton. She was then awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study a Master of Public Policy at Harvard University in the United States. She lived in Boston and New York, where she spent time working in the New York Stock Exchange. At 23, Clare became the youngest female mayor in Australian history, just twelve months after being elected to represent the people of Springvale South on the City of Greater Dandenong Council. Today, she represents these same constituents, but in the Federal Parliament. Clare lived in North East Arnhem Land, working with local indigenous women to establish small businesses, and prior to her election was employed as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company, the world's leading management consultancy firm. At McKinsey &amp Company, Clare worked with the CEOs of large companies around Australia to develop strategies to solve issues affecting their businesses. During her time at McKinsey, she worked across almost all of Australia’s major industries, including mining, manufacturing, construction, banking and retail.
"I might now have the chance to do something big, something real, for those Australians. That is when I will feel proud of what I have done."