Appointed for a three year term from 25 March 2024 to 24 March 2027.

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Senator Walsh was elected as a Senator for Victoria in 2019. She serves as Chair of the Senate Economics Committee and is a member of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security.

Prior to her election, Senator Walsh led the Victorian branch of one of Australia’s largest unions, and was proud to represent diverse workforces striving for good, secure jobs.

Senator Walsh held fellowships at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies and the Economic Policy Institute in Washington DC, researching manufacturing decline and the growth of low-paid service industries in the US.

She holds degrees of Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) from the University of Melbourne, Master of Arts from the University of Southern California, and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Melbourne.