Madeleine King is a lo­cal prod­uct who loves her new role as your MP

Kwinana Courier - - News -

Madeleine King of­ten pinches her­self to be­lieve her good for­tune in rep­re­sent­ing the place where she grew up and loves. Her mum Diana Mor­ris owned and ran a drap­ery store on Rail­way Ter­race in Rock­ing­ham. “It was called The Fam­ily Traders,” says Madeleine. “My nan, Peggy Pizer, worked in the shop too, and to­gether mum and nan sold all sorts of hab­er­dash­ery. I am al­ways pleased to hear of peo­ple’s mem­o­ries of their shop and from peo­ple who tell me reg­u­larly across the district of Brand that mum’s shop was the best in town.

“Like many, my dad left post-war Bri­tain, and ar­rived on a boat in Fre­man­tle in 1956. He was among the first em­ploy­ees in the newly-built BP oil re­fin­ery in Kwinana.”

Ms King says small busi­nesses are the heart and soul of com­mu­ni­ties right around the coun­try, con­tribut­ing more than $40 bil­lion to our econ­omy.

She was pro­moted to the shadow min­istry in the Shorten Op­po­si­tion in June. One of her re­spon­si­bil­i­ties is to as­sist in small busi­ness. She also as­sists in re­sources and has full re­spon­si­bil­ity for con­sumer af­fairs.

Her par­ents built a house on a sand dune in Shoal­wa­ter Bay and Cal­ista-born Madeleine re­mem­bers en­joy­ing mak­ing life­long friends at the lo­cal schools she at­tended be­ing Safety Bay Pri­mary School; Rock­ing­ham Beach Pri­mary and Safety Bay Se­nior High School.

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