About The Hon. Harriet Shing MP
Harriet Shing has served as a Labor Member for Eastern Victoria since 2014. She is honoured to represent this diverse and beautiful region in the Victorian Legislative Council.
In June 2022, Harriet was appointed Minister for Water, Regional Development, and Equality.
Previously, Harriet has served as Parliamentary Secretary for Creative Industries, Digital Government, Equality, Water, Emergency Services, and Mental Health.
Before her election to the Victorian Upper House, Harriet worked as a lawyer. An accomplished negotiator and advocate, she has extensive experience in industrial relations, employment and discrimination law, and dispute resolution at State and Federal levels.
Harriet has worked as a senior policy adviser, lawyer, and industrial relations specialist in the Victorian private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. She has also served as a trustee director on the board of industry superannuation fund Vision Super.
As Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Harriet is committed to identifying and enhancing opportunities across the entire region that ensure our local communities thrive.
Having lived in Morwell with her lazy ex-racing greyhound and whippet, Harriet now resides at the other end of the electorate, close to where she grew up. This has given Harriet a unique insight into the many different communities and areas that make up the Eastern Victoria Region.
Elected MLC for Eastern Victoria | November 2014
Re-elected MLC for Eastern Victoria | November 2018
Minister for Water | June 2022 – present
Minister for Regional Development | June 2022 – present
Minister for Equality | June 2022 – present
Parliamentary Secretary for Digital Government | December 2021 – June 2022
Parliamentary Secretary for Water | December 2020 – June 2022
Parliamentary Secretary for Equality | June 2020 – June 2022
Parliamentary Secretary for Creative Industries | June 2020 – June 2022
Parliamentary Secretary for Mental Health |December 2018 – December 2020
Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Services | July 2016 – December 2018
Integrity and Oversight Committee, Chair | February 2022 – November 2022
Pandemic Declaration Accountability and Oversight, Member | December 2021 – November 2022
Legislative Council Legal and Social Issues Committee, Participating | June 2019 – November 2022
Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee, Member | April 2015 – October 2018
Public Accounts and Estimates Committee, Member | April 2015 – October 2018