The Nationals WA have accused the McGowan Government of relegating the Pilbara’s banned drinkers register trial to the backburner after the Minister for Racing and Gaming again delayed the start date. It’s been 12 months since Minister Paul Papalia flagged the trial in the media, where it was reported to start before the end of…
Deputy Leader | Member for Mining and Pastoral Region
Leader in the Legislative Council; Spokesperson for Water; Mines and Petroleum; Mental Health; Disability Services; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence
She was born and raised in Carnarvon and she has been a life-long supporter of regional WA.
After studying media journalism at WAAPA, Jacqui returned to Carnarvon to work as a radio announcer and in human resources for a major mining operation. Her career has included roles at Centrelink Carnarvon, manager of the Carnarvon Civic Centre and the Northern Guardian Newspaper.
Jacqui understands small business and has been closely involved in a number of family businesses, ranging from hospitality to horticulture.
She is an ardent community supporter, having spent time on the committee of the Carnarvon Junior Cricket Association, the Carnarvon Tropical Festival and the local school.
Jacqui served as the Parliamentary National Party’s executive officer from 2009. She has held key positions in the Party, including policy director and State Executive member and was appointed as State Director of the Nationals WA in 2010. Jacqui was elected deputy leader of the Party following the 2017 State election.
The Royalties for Regions program, which was delivered by the Nationals WA, is something Jacqui is immensely proud to have been a part of. She has seen regional WA transformed into vibrant and liveable communities. Jacqui aims to continue being a strong advocate for regional WA and ensure The Nationals remain the voice for regional areas.