Tarnya Smith MP is your local State Member for Mount Ommaney and the Assistant Minister for Child Safety.
Tarnya was born in New South Wales, and later moved to Queensland to study Human Resources and Industrial Relations at Griffith University.
While studying, Tarnya worked as an Industrial Relations adviser for the Mater Hospital and then with her husband Steve opened an award winning butcher shop servicing the South-Western Suburbs.
Tarnya was motivated to run for state parliament to address the unique challenges her community faced, and since being elected in 2012 she's been a passionate advocate for the South-West Suburbs.
“I believe the greatest assistance a government can give someone is a hand up, not a hand out. As the State MP for Mount Ommaney I am dedicated to ensuring the South-West Suburbs continues to get the funding and attention we deserve”
As the Assistant Minister for Child Safety and a mother of three (3), Tarnya knows how precious our children are, and is working her hardest to ensure that Queensland is the safest place for children in the country.
She lives in Westlake with her husband Steve and their children, and is an active community member.