Meegan Fitzharris was first elected the Member for Molonglo on 16 January 2015 following a countback after the resignation of Chief Minister Katy Gallagher. She was re-elected as the Member for Yerrabi at the 2016 ACT Election.
Meegan is currently the ACT Minister for Health and Wellbeing, Minister for Higher Education, Minister for Medical and Health Research, Minister for Transport and Minister for Vocational Education and Skills.
Meegan grew up in New Zealand and Singapore before moving to Australia in 1998. She moved to Canberra in 2000 and now lives in Gungahlin with her husband and three children.
She loves her local community and has been involved in a number of local community groups, including as a board member of the Gungahlin Regional Community Service (now [email protected]), a member of her school community council and an executive member of the Gungahlin Community Council.
Meegan has a public policy background and worked for the NSW Police during the 2000 Sydney Olympics, as a senior policy manager for the Australian Federal Police and for the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department. She has worked in hospitality, been a stay-at-home-mum, run her own home-based business and worked as a consultant. She completed internships at Oxfam NZ and at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Most recently she was an adviser to Chief Minister Andrew Barr.
Meegan’s values are based on growth, opportunity and fairness. She loves Canberra and wants our city to be vibrant, with knowledge based jobs, world class schools, a high-quality health system and an integrated transport network. She is particularly passionate about Gungahlin and making sure Australia’s fastest growing region has the infrastructure and services it needs.
The electorate of Yerrabi is diverse and is made up of all the Gungahlin suburbs, the Belconnen suburbs of Evatt, McKellar, Giralang, Kaleen and Lawson, and the village of Hall.