We are getting on with the job of building a stronger NSW to take the pressure off families in NSW.
Hollie Hughes was elected to the Senate for New South Wales in 2019 following a successful career in communications, government affairs, consultancy, and advocacy for rural and regional Australians. After the 2022 Federal Election, Hollie was appointed Shadow Assistant Minister for Climate Change and Energy.
Now based in Sydney, Senator Hughes spent almost 20 years living in the country - mainly at Moree in North Western NSW.
As a mother of three she has a first-hand understanding of the drought’s devastating impacts on rural families and local economies against a backdrop of limited social and health services, especially disability services after her son was diagnosed with autism in 2012.
In November 2019 she was appointed as chair of the Senate Select Committee on Autism, to inquire into and report on the services, support and life outcomes for autistic people.