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Giz Watson MLC

Member for North Metropolitan - Electorate Office: 339 Oxford St, Leederville 6007 - Phone: 9201 0582, 9201 0581 and 9201 0575 - Fax: 9201 0583 - Email: gwatson@mp.wa.gov.au
Giz Watson MLC

Giz Watson's political career began long before she was elected to office in 1996. She was at the anti-Vietnam war rallies in the 1970s and the first campaign in WA against clear felling of jarrah forests for bauxite mining. She has also participated in a number of environmental groups in WA and joined The Greens (WA) in 1991.

Ms Watson was born in the UK in 1957 and her family migrated to WA when she was ten. She studied at Murdoch University, graduating in 1981 with a Bachelor in Environmental Science.

In the UK in the early 1980s Ms Watson trained non-violent direct action groups for Greenham Common and was also a campaigner for community housing.

In 1982, following a career change to carpentry and the building trade, Ms Watson became one of three women registered builders in WA. Prior to election to the Legislative Council she was the WA co-ordinator of the Marine & Coastal Community Network.

Ms Watson is now the Member for the North Metropolitan Region. In this capacity she has led the fight against Pangea's proposal to dump nuclear waste, as well as advancing the causes of lesbians and gay men.

More information may be found at Giz's parliamentary website