The Hon. Sarah Mitchell MLC is the Minister for Early Childhood Education, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Assistant Minister for Education.
About the Minister
Since entering parliament in 2011, Sarah has served on numerous committees and as Parliamentary Secretary for Regional and Rural Health and Western NSW.
She was appointed to her current ministerial position in 2017.
Sarah was born and raised in Gunnedah and has spent most of her life living in North-West New South Wales. She continues to live in Gunnedah with her husband Anthony and their daughter Annabelle.
Sarah has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in politics, international relations and sociology from the University of New South Wales.
Prior to entering Parliament Sarah worked for former Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson in Gunnedah and for the Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, in Moree.
Sarah served as President of the Federal Young Nationals from 2009-2011 and as State Chairman of the NSW Young Nationals from 2008 to 2011, stepping down from both roles upon her election to Parliament.
Sarah is an active supporter of local community organisations and has been involved with a range of local charities including the Moree Arts Council, the Moree Blood Bank Committee, Gunnedah Family and Children's Services and Gunnedah Paediatric and Maternity Support (PRAMS).
Sarah's experiences as a working mother, her regional background and her community mindedness has given her a thorough understanding and appreciation for the issues affecting communities right across NSW, and in particular a connection with the regional and rural people she represents.