Trish Doyle MP
Member for Blue Mountains
Parliamentary Secretary for Environment, Heritage, Climate Change and Energy
Trish Doyle MP was elected to the NSW Legislative Assembly as the Member for Blue Mountains on 28 March 2015. She is a Member of the NSW Labor Party.
In 2019 she was re-elected and once again in 2023, increasing her margin on both occasions.
In 2019, Trish was appointed as the Shadow Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Women. She was also appointed as the Shadow Minister for Emergency Services.
In 2020 she was appointed deputy chair of the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee examining coercive control and now serves as the Deputy Chair on the Legislative Assembly Committee on Community Services.
In May of this year, Trish was appointed as the Parliamentary Secretary for Environment, Heritage, Climate Change and Energy, a role she feels very passionately about and believes to be a good fit for a Member of Parliament who represents a community based in a World Heritage National Park.
In her inaugural speech in 2015, Trish spoke of her childhood experiences of living with family violence. This experience has shaped her views on the rights of women and children and the need for women’s refuges, women’s health centres, domestic violence support services and legal protections for victim-survivors.
Growing up in the Riverina, Trish feels a strong connection to rural Australia. Like many country kids, she moved to Sydney to train as a school teacher, then worked in schools throughout Sydney's west and the Blue Mountains. She travelled and taught overseas in Ireland, then had two children; sons Patrick and Tom.
Moving to the Blue Mountains as a sole parent in 2004, she raised her two boys; both attending Blue Mountains public schools. Trish has a long-standing commitment to public education. She is a member of the NSW Teachers’ Federation. She has also been President of Winmalee High School P & C.
Always an activist, Trish moved onto working in women's services and advocated strongly for changes to domestic violence and sexual assault laws. She was the founding Co-ordinator of the NSW Women’s Information & Referral Service. Trish also joined the Australian Services Union.
Trish worked for some time with Hon Tanya Plibersek MP who acted as a mentor and role model in her development as both a politician and as a feminist.
As a supporter of social justice, Trish believes in maintaining close connections with the community and has great compassion for the vulnerable and disadvantaged. She is motivated by improving the circumstances of her community and a deep love of people and the environment.
She believes that in order to advance the rights and quality of life of all Australians, we have a responsibility to address disadvantage and inequality in our community. Trish’s core values and beliefs, combined with highly-developed skills and a wealth of experience, will enable her to progress a positive agenda in this State.
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Trish will make an address on behalf of Minister Sharpe.