Members On Their Way

Members On Their Way: Deborah Wu

Meet the public servant who is passionate about getting more women into politics.

By Natalie Cornish

Members On Their Way

Meet the public servant who is passionate about getting more women into politics.

By Natalie Cornish

Deborah Wu was born in Sydney to migrant parents from Hong Kong. The family later moved to Melbourne, where she now calls the inner north-west home. Having worked in politics in some form since 2013, Deborah cut her teeth as a “jill-of-all-trades” for two members of parliament before leaving party politics to join the Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA) as Women’s Engagement and Project Officer. Now, she supports women from all political stripes who want to take the leap into local government. Here, Deborah talks getting more women into politics, her passion for diversity, her love for true crime podcasts, and the feminist manifesto she can’t put down.

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