Kaushaliya Vaghela is the Member of the Legislative Council for the Western Metropolitan Region in Victoria. She is part of the 59th Victorian Parliament and is a member of the Australian Labor Party. Kaushaliya is the first Indian-born Member of Parliament to be elected to the Victorian Parliament. Kaushaliya is also the first Indian-born Hindu to enter any Parliament in Australia.
Kaushaliya has had the privilege of working with many outstanding people and organisations throughout her career. Before being elected as a Member of Parliament, Kaushaliya was a Risk and Compliance Manager and prior to that as a scientist she has worked in the research and diagnostic laboratory. Listen to Kaushaliya’s inaugural speech here.
“Labor Party’s core values of compassion, justice, equality and progressive policies resonate with me and it is in accordance with these Labor values that I intend to represent not only the Western Metro Region, but of course, all of Victoria”Inaugural speech in Parliament, Wednesday, December 19, 2018.
Kaushaliya is a firm believer in family values and stands for the development of infrastructure for the people of the West. She believes that quality education and healthcare is the key to bringing more prosperity to the Western Metropolitan Region.