Julie Owens is the Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business and Early Childhood Education. She is a member of the Education and Employment House Committee and the Corporations and Financial Services Joint Standing Committee.
There has been no gap in her service.
Parramatta is based in the heart of Western Sydney, and known as Sydney’s second CBD. The area is undergoing major construction to support this growth. Previously a safe electorate, it is now a marginal Labor seat following the redistribution.
Concerns for the area include working class citizens, higher education, tourism, retail, and transport systems. Other issues include crime, unemployment, and illegal substance abuse. Parramatta is home to a variety of ethnic groups and the Darug people.