Inga Peulich was born in Bosnia-Herzegovina and immigrated to Australia with her family as a little girl in 1967. She is the proud mother of Paul, a recent Mayor of the City of Kingston when he was 28. With a 30-year involvement in small business, Inga has also served as a councillor in the South East and began her political life as a childcare activist.
Before being elected to the Victorian Parliament, Inga was an English Faculty Head at Cleeland and Eumemmerring Secondary Colleges, teaching VCE English and Psychology. She is an International Teaching Fellow and is well qualified with a BA and M. Ed Studies.
Inga Peulich was re-elected to the Victorian Parliament in November 2006 and 2010 as a Member of the Legislative Council for the South Eastern Metropolitan Region having already served in the Victorian Parliament from 1992- 2002 as a Member of the Legislative Assembly.
Upon election, Inga was appointed to the Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations and brings a depth of Committee experience including 10 years on the All-Party Family and Community Development Committee and experience as Deputy Chair. Inga has also been appointed Acting President and as Chair assisting the Shadow Minister for Industry, Major Projects and Small Business.
Before her re-election to the Victorian Legislative Council, Inga completed 3 years on the Victorian Liberal Administrative Committee, served 2 years as Metropolitan Female Vice President and chaired a number of key party committees including State Strategy, the State Council Agenda Committee and the Victorian Liberal Training Committee.
Inga Peulich became the Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Education and Communities in February 2008, adding responsibility for Wastewatch in November 2009.
Upon the election of the Baillieu Coalition Government in November 2010, Inga became the Parliamentary Secretary for Education and Coalition Government Secretary. In March 2014 the Premier, Dr Denis Napthine, appointed Inga as the Cabinet Secretary. At this time she was also appointed to assist the Minister of Multicultural Affairs, Matthew Guy, alongside Mr Craig Ondarchie.
Following the 2014 election, Inga was re-elected as member for the South Eastern Metropolitan Region and currently serves as the Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Shadow Minister for Scrutiny of Government.
"I am committed to supporting and driving policies which build social and physical capital and deliver the best outcomes for individuals, families and the community without diminishing our essential freedoms or shirking our social and financial responsibilities." – Inga Peulich MLC.