Julie Collins was elected as the first female representative for Franklin in 2007.
Julie entered politics because she deeply believes quality education, decent health services and fairness in the workplace should be available to everyone.
Throughout her career in politics, Julie has worked tirelessly to help improve the lives of others.
Julie was a member of Cabinet in the former Labor Government, holding responsibility for senior portfolios. Most recently in Opposition Julie was the Shadow Minister for Ageing and Seniors and Shadow Minister for Women.
Julie is currently the Shadow Minister for Agriculture.
Julie lives on Hobart’s Eastern Shore with her husband Ian and has three children.