Harriet Shing MP
Until she was elected to the Upper House in November 2014, Harriet was a Lawyer. She has previously worked as a senior policy adviser, lawyer and industrial relations specialist in the Victorian private, public and not-for-profit sectors.
An experienced negotiator and advocate, Harriet has worked extensively in industrial relations, employment and discrimination law and dispute resolution at State and Federal levels and served as a trustee director on the board of industry superannuation fund Vision Super.
As a Labor Member for Eastern Victoria Region Harriet is particularly committed to identifying and enhancing opportunities that will enable communities throughout the entire region to thrive.
Harriet has lived in Morwell with a very lazy ex-racing greyhound and whippet, and now lives at the other end of the electorate, where she grew up. This gives Harriet a unique insight into the vast differences of the many communities that make up the Eastern Victoria Region.
Elected MLC for Eastern Victoria | November 2014
Re-elected MLC for Eastern Victoria | November 2018
Parliamentary Secretary for Digital Government | December 2021 – Present
Parliamentary Secretary for Water | December 2020 – Present
Parliamentary Secretary for Equality | June 2020 – Present
Parliamentary Secretary for Creative Industries | June 2020 – Present
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 – Present
Pandemic Declaration Accountability and Oversight Committee, Member | December 2021 – Present
Legislative Council Legal and Social Issues Committee, Participating | June 2019 – Present
Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee, Member | April 2015 – October 2018
Public Accounts and Estimates Committee, Member | April 2015 – October 2018