Elizabeth Lee (politician)

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Elizabeth Lee

Elizabeth Lee MLA.jpg
Elizabeth Lee MLA on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin 2016
Member of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly
for Kurrajong
Assumed office
15 October 2016
Personal details
NationalityAustralian
Political partyLiberal Party
Alma materAustralian National University

Elizabeth Lee is an Australian politician. She has been a Liberal member of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly since 2016, representing the electorate of Kurrajong, she was born in South Korea, and was a law lecturer at the Australian National University and the University of Canberra before her election.[1]

Early life[edit]

Lee migrated to Australia from South Korea in 1986 when she was seven years old and grew up in Western Sydney, she moved to Canberra at 18 to study law and Asian Studies at the Australian National University (ANU) and has lived and worked in inner Canberra since 1998.

Career[edit]

She received Bachelors of Law and Asian Studies, a Graduate Diploma in legal practice, and a Masters of Law from the ANU, and worked as a law lecturer and solicitor, she was also a group fitness instructor.

Political career[edit]

Lee ran unsuccessfully for the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly in the Molonglo electorate in 2012, and for the Australian House of Representatives seat of Fraser in 2013, both times representing the Liberal Party, she was elected to the Legislative Assembly in 2016 representing the new seat of Kurrajong.

In the Coe Shadow Ministry Elizabeth was made Shadow Minister for the Environment and Shadow Minister for Disability in December 2016.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Green, Antony. "Kurrajong". Australian Broadcasting Corporation.