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The Bench: Jessica Shaw MLA for Swan Hills

From front bench to park bench, party rooms to the great outdoors, The Bench sees our politicians take a break from debating policy and the state of our nation to enjoy a park-side chat with senior journalist turned Cannings Purple operative, Peter Klinger.

These interviews add a breath of fresh air to all things politics, providing a unique insight into the life and times of our elected representatives.

With discussion topics ranging from electorate issues to sport and everything in between, The Bench undoubtedly presents a candid, lighthearted series bound to intrigue, inform and entertain.

Our full interview with Jess Shaw MLA, Member for Swan Hills and Peter Klinger.

The lighter side of “The Bench”, find out what Jess Shaw associates with Colin Barnett, the GST and Twitter.


What do Schnauzers, bush fire management and renewable energy have in common? Listen to Part 4 of our interview with Jess Shaw to find out.

How exactly do you become a politician? Jess explains her journey and experiences to date.

We don’t often hear much about a politicians life before parliament. In Part 2 of our interview with Jess Shaw MLA , she gives some background to her earlier career in the corporate sector.

What makes Jess Shaw tick? From migrant to MLA, the newest member for Swan Hills shares some insights into her academic background and time in the UK.