Maxine McKew is a former Australian politician and journalist. She was the Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government in the First Rudd Ministry and the First Gillard Ministry. She is an author and Hon Enterprise Professor of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne.

Early Life

Maxine Margaret McKew was born on 22nd July 1953 in  Brisbane, Queensland. She graduated from Melbourne School of Education.

Political Career

John Howard loses his seat
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After resigning from the ABC at the end of 2006, Margaret McKew moved to the Australian Labor Party in January 2007. There, she becomes Parliamentary Secretary for Early Childhood Education and Child Care from 3rd December 2007 to 3rd December 2009. Again, he becomes Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, and Local Government from 9th June 2009 to 14th September 2010.

Journalist Career

Tales from Political Trenches
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Later as the part-time anchor of the 7.30 Report earned her a reputation as one of the country’s most authoritative interviewers. She was a familiar face to ABC TV viewers and was the anchor of prestigious programs such as the 7.30 Report and Lateline. Her work has recognized by her peers with both Walkley and Logie awards.

Personal life

McKew is the daughter of father Bryan McKew, and mother Elaine. She grew up in Brisbane where her father, was a boilermaker. When she was just five-year-old her mother Elaine died of breast cancer, she was sent to live with her grandparents for three years.

She divorced her ex-husband and now she lives with her partner in Sydney. Her new husband is Albert Tse, and her daughter Jessica lives together.

Net Worth

Maxine McKew who was a former Australian politician and journalist as well as an author has a good income source. Her estimated net worth is $5 million.

Social Media

Mckew is active in social media like twitter and Wikipedia.

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