Susan is dedicated to fighting for the Hawkesbury and the Blue Mountains. First elected as the Member for Macquarie at the 2016 election, Susan had previously contested the 2010 and 2013 Federal elections.
Susan has lived and worked in the Blue Mountains for more than 25 years and has long been active in the Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains communities.
She understands the importance of the beautiful natural local environment of the electorate and is determined to protect the World Heritage National Park that surrounds this unique area.
Following the 2010 election, Susan worked on behalf of the community to secure major infrastructure upgrades, including the Springwood Hub and Community Theatre and the Windsor Wolves Grandstand, as well as $20 million funding for the North Richmond Bridge approaches.
Both before and since becoming a Member of Parliament, Susan has spoken out on issues such as school, TAFE and university funding, support for local businesses and for fairness, and equality and opportunity for the many, not the few.
Originally a political reporter and foreign correspondent for commercial radio, Susan set up her own small business in the early 1990s.
With her husband, Ron, she raised two children in Winmalee. Her family, like hundreds of others, lost their home in the 2013 bushfires, but have rebuilt on the same site.