My name is Wendy Tuckerman and in 2019 I was elected as your State Member for the Goulburn electorate in the 57th Parliament of NSW.
I worked for the Australian Federal Police before purchasing a farm and moving to Boorowa to raise my young family in 1997. In 2004 I was elected to Boorowa Council and elected Mayor in 2007, a role which I enjoyed for 12 years. In 2016 I was appointed Administrator of the newly merged Hilltops Council and was again elected as a Councillor in 2017, prior to my election as State Member in 2019.
I am proud of my reputation as a representative who listens and gets things done for the local community. I am very aware of the challenges faced by locals in the Goulburn, Moss Vale, Crookwell, Yass, and Murrumbateman areas. I will continue to fight and work hard for infrastructure, services and regional policy – to make our communities even better places to live, work and raise a family.
Read my inaugural speech here.
There is a lot happening in our area and I assure you, I will be working hard to deliver for the communities of the Goulburn electorate.
If you would like to get in touch, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me today.
Wendy Tuckerman MP
Member for Goulburn
The Role of a Member
An MP is Member of the Legislative Assembly (Lower House). Each MP represents one of New South Wales’ 93 electoral districts (electorates) in Parliament.
In their electorate, MPs:
- receive requests for assistance and information from local people (for example, housing, transport, environment, taxes, etc.). They try to solve these problems or refer them to Ministers or other authorities;
- meet with local organisations, businesses, media and government departments and find out their needs;
- make representations to Ministers on behalf of local organisations and individuals;
- support provision of local services and facilities from government funds;
- be involved in local functions and meetings, and support local organisations and events;
- attend party branch/local supporters meetings.
In Parliament, all Members:
- form part of Government, Opposition or Independents (or ‘Cross Bench’);
- attend sittings of Parliament;
- consider proposed legislation (they may also propose Private Members’ Bills);
- participate in debating and voting;
- participate in Parliamentary committees;
- network with other Members, media, community groups;
- raise issues in Parliament on behalf of constituents through such means as:
- questions during Question Time
- making Private Members’ statements
- presenting petitions;
- may have additional responsibilities such as a Minister or holder of parliamentary or party office (for example Speaker, Whip);
- participate in party meetings, party organisation and decision-making.