Hon Bronnie Taylor MLC
Deputy Leader of the NSW Nationals in the Legislative Council
Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women
Member of the NSW Legislative Council
For 20 years prior to her election, Bronnie was a registered nurse, specialising in cancer care and palliative care. Her work in these fields saw her become one of the first McGrath Foundation Breast Care nurses, and then on to become the Director of Cancer Services in the Southern NSW Local Health District.
Her political journey is one of an ‘accidental activist’, becoming involved in politics only due to her frustrations with the ‘system’ and its implications for regional patients. Bronnie served as the Deputy Mayor of the Cooma-Monaro Shire and became involved in the National Party, before being elected to the Legislative Council in 2015.
In August 2016 Bronnie was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Southern NSW and Regional Communications. In January 2017, she became Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier and Southern NSW. She is passionately committed to our rural and regional communities, and in particular about health and education outcomes, local government and agriculture.
After the 2019 State election, Bronnie was appointed Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women.
Bronnie is married with 2 daughters and is part of a family farming operation at Nimmitabel.