Women of Australian Progressives - Nicolle Burt

Sunday March 8 is International Women's Day.

In the lead up, we will introduce you to a series WoAP, sharing the stories of women who have been a part of our growth and success as a party.

Nicolle Burt is our National Policy Director

I was raised the daughter of a local Aboriginal shearer from Nyngan in outback NSW. I’ve lived a life of exploration and experience, travelling extensively around the world exploring many nations’ diverse cultures, societies and histories.

I admire Australia’s early suffragettes, women like Vida Goldstein, who were passionate about social justice issues, particularly public policies affecting the daily lives of women, First Peoples and Australians experiencing disadvantage and hardship.

These are the things that underpin my core beliefs which are predicated on the long held Australian value of a “fair go”: social equity, opportunity, compassion and real justice.

They are the reason I am motivated to work hard in addressing fair and equitable government through creating progressive policies. Policies that are designed to ensure that contemporary Australian political practice is mindful of important issues absent in most forms of contemporary debate: respect for personal choices - particularly for women - and the role of government as a facilitator, supporter and enabler of a proper standard of living.

Albert Einstein observed that we should, “Try not to be a success, but to be of value”. This is my personal motto and what drives me.”

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