Nicole Lawder

Member for Brindabella

Deputy Leader of the Opposition
Shadow Minister for Urban Services
Shadow Minister for Seniors
Shadow Minister for Heritage



Prior to entering the Assembly, Nicole worked in a range of private, public and third sector organisations, including tax, workplace relations, defence, Medicare, a NASA space tracking station, Deloitte Consulting and as CEO of national peak bodies in the areas of homelessness and disability.

Nicole graduated from ANU with a degree in Psychology and later went on to post-graduate study and gained a Masters of Business in eBusiness and Communication.

Nicole has served on a number of Boards and committees including the Tuggeranong Football Club, an AFL club in the North East Australian Football League. Last year Nicole was honoured to receive the President’s Award for service to the club. Nicole has been in the past, and is currently, a member of a number of government and business advisory committees, including in the areas of disability, aged care, accessible public transport, and telecommunications.

She has also been a volunteer for a range of organisations including Red Cross, Ronald McDonald House, the Community Fire Unit Fadden, organising Pink Footy Day for her football club, and many other activities.

Nicole came to Canberra in 1988 and has lived in Tuggeranong ever since. She is married with children, step children and grandchildren.



Speaking today about my call on the government to ensure resourcing of Domestic Animal Services is adequate #dogs #responsiblepetownership #safercanberra

This past eeek I have been in #China with some of my colleagues, meeting with a range of government and business leaders and viewing construction and infrastructure projects. Fabulous insight into the opening up of China @alistair_coe @jameskmilligan


I’ve selectively trimmed this to show the only point I won...even then, the Vice-Principal gifted me the shot! Thanks to Fuzhou Overseas Chinese Middle School for the warm welcome today.

Thanks to Fuzhou Overseas Chinese Middle School for warmly welcoming us today. It was great to see the traditional and modern teaching techniques in place. I think there would be great benefits in further promoting student and teaching exchanges with schools in China.



To contact Nicole:

Phone: 02 6205 0323

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