Before entering parliament in 1995, Jacinta was a union official and held several positions with the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees' Association (SDA), including as national industrial officer for five years.
Jacinta's main policy interests include workplace relations, early childhood development and health and family policy.
“I am particularly passionate about ensuring vulnerable workers are protected and that the workplace relations system promotes fairness and productivity.”
A mother of three, Jacinta takes a keen interest in early childhood development and the importance of children having quality educational and development opportunities.
Jacinta has played a leading role in Labor’s plan to improve schools, working hard to ensure every student gets a fair opportunity at a good education regardless of background.
She values the time she spends with her family and enjoys getting involved in their various school and sporting activities.