Anna was raised in a traditional working class family that shared the values of a fair day's work for a fair day's pay, and the right to equal opportunity for all to make every family's life better.

Prior to her election to Parliament, Anna worked a variety of jobs, including in customer service, training for the health insurance industry, and as a trade union official with the United Services Union (USU).

Anna strongly supports local schools and many community organisations in the Shellharbour electorate, including surf life savings clubs, sporting and cultural associations. She is a patron of groups including the Roo Theatre and the Shellharbour Sharks Rugby League Club.

Anna was elected as the Member for Shellharbour in 2011.


The Shellharbour electorate has a population of over 81,000 residents and is based in the Illawarra, south of Wollongong. It includes part of the City of Shellharbour, as far south as Shell Cove and the south-western edge of the City of Wollongong (including Dapto, Kanahooka, Koonawarra, Horsley and Wongawilli).

Principal suburbs

Albion Park Rail, Avon, Avondale, Balarang, Barrack Heights, Barrack Point, Blackbutt, Brownsville, Cleveland, Dapto, Dombarton, Dunmore, Farmborough Heights, Flinders, Haywards Bay, Horsley, Huntley, Kanahooka, Kembla Grange, Kembla Heights, Koonawarra, Lake Illawarra, Lake South, Mount Warrigal, Oak Flats, Penrose, Shell Cove, Shellharbour, Shellharbour City Centre, Warilla, Wongawilli, Yallah.


2526, 2527, 2528, 2529, 2530

Local Government Areas

Parts of Shellharbour City Council and Wollongong City Council.

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For more information, visit the NSW Electoral Commission website.