Donate to Sharon Claydon for Newcastle
Sharon Claydon is the Labor candidate for Newcastle in NSW for the 2019 federal election. She was first elected as the federal Member for Newcastle in September 2013, becoming just the sixth member for Newcastle since Federation in 1901. Sharon is the Chair of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party Caucus, Labor’s Status of Women Caucus Committee and the Medicare Taskforce. As part of Sharon’s role with the Status of Women Committee she undertook a series of national conversations with Australian women about the issues most important to them, helping shape Labor’s national strategy for gender equality.
Sharon is Deputy Chair of the House of Representatives Social Policy and Legal Affairs Standing Committee and serves on the House Indigenous Affairs Committee and the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade. She is also Deputy Chair of the Joint Select Committee on the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse - Oversight of redress related recommendations, and serves as a member of the National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Reference Group.In March 2015, she became a Member of the Speaker’s Panel, deputising for the Speaker in the House of Representatives.
“Our Parliaments should reflect our community - we know targets work, but we have to remain be vigilant. That’s why Labor will put gender at the heart of government decision-making. We’ve set out our priorities, we are committing to targets for change and we’ve outlined a framework for government leadership. Now it’s time to do it!"