Madeleine Ogilvie MP is an experienced and reliable politician representing the electorate of Clark in Tasmania. She grew up in New Town, attending Roseneath Primary School in Claremont, the Friends School in North Hobart, and Hobart College in Mount Nelson. Madeleine also attended Melbourne University (BA), the University of Tasmania (LLB) and graduated with a GCM from the Australian Graduate School of Management (UNSW). Madeleine is married with three children.
Madeleine is fortunate to have had the opportunity to live and work across Australia and internationally. Madeleine's career has taken her to France, where she interned with UNESCO, Indonesia and Silicon Valley - California USA. With a background in law and business, Madeleine has worked across a diverse range of industries and roles ranging from legal counsel, commercial management and as a general manager.
With a clear commitment to justice and equity, Madeleine has been a strong advocate for refugees. As a successful barrister and solicitor in her own practice, Madeleine took care to provide pro-bono legal support for migrants and refugees in Tasmania. Madeleine assisted to establish refugee support groups and continues to assist our multicultural communities.
Madeleine understands the importance of community sport. During her term as President of the Southern Football League, Madeleine led the establishment of the SFL Women's competition which has grown in strength. Access to facilities and grounds for all who want to participate in sport matters. Madeleine is a keen supporter of the Tasmanian AFL team push, importantly focusing attention on our future Tasmanian women's AFL side. Madeleine has a history of working towards reconciliation with Tasmanian Aboriginals.
Madeleine has had a varied journey in political life. Madeleine's Grand Father and Great Uncle were Attorney General and Premier in the 1930's where they secured Tasmania's future through a wide ranging infrastructure program that saw Pinnacle Road open access to Kunanyi - Mount Wellington to all, the establishment of Area Schools, the re-building of the Royal Hobart Hospital and the start of the tourism sector. The Ogilvies also reached out the hand of friendship to Jewish refugees escaping pre-war Europe.
Madeleine was delighted to join the Tasmanian Liberal team at the recent State election, securing the 13th seat which ensured Peter Gutwein's Liberal majority government was retained.
Madeleine believes that democracy is about people, and endeavours to ensure that all voices are heard. Madeleine is a voice for under represented people and has a keen focus on women's economic security. On environmental matters, Madeleine led the way with a plastic free waters bill and has started the conversation on modern slavery and supply chain reform in Tasmania. Madeleine has been a strong advocate for improved investment in palliative care services, and disability housing supply.
As Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier, Madeleine is uniquely positioned to work across her electorate on the issues that matter, and more broadly across Tasmania, to bring everyday people to the table.
Please do not hesitate to contact Madeleine for assistance.