Meaghan grew up in Nerang, where her mum and dad owned a small business.
At the young age of 13, she lost her dad to melanoma and has since helped her mum care for her younger brother Callum, who has Down Syndrome. Through her experience, Meaghan knows how crucial affordable and accessible healthcare is – and that investing in medical research is vital.
Meaghan understands the challenges faced by carers of people with a disability, as well as the difficulties associated with being a single parent. She is a strong advocate for people with disabilities and has worked as a Childhood Educator, supporting and nurturing children of all backgrounds as they grow and develop.
A lawyer, Meaghan studied at the Gold Coast Campus of Griffith University. Meaghan is committed to helping the most vulnerable members of our community – from women escaping domestic violence to those disproportionately affected by the legal system.
Meaghan is an active supporter of the tourism and sport industries and is looking forward to the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. She knows that investing in these areas is vital to the Gold Coast economy as they provide local jobs for local people in Gaven.
Meaghan currently serves as Minister for the Environment and the Great Barrier Reef and Minister for Science and Youth Affairs.