Zoe Daniel MP

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In May 2022, community Independent Zoe Daniel became the first woman elected to the federal seat of Goldstein which is named after the internationally renowned suffragist, Vida Goldstein.

Prior to politics, Zoe spent almost 3 decades on the front line of news and current events, in Australia and internationally as a 3-time foreign correspondent and former ABC News United States Bureau chief.

Based in Washington DC from late 2015 she was one of the few journalists who saw the rise of Donald Trump coming. While in the United States, she travelled to some 44 states and territories from Alaska to Puerto Rico.

Zoe was previously the ABC’s Southeast Asia correspondent where she provided on-the-ground coverage of stories ranging from major political events to natural disasters.

Zoe was the ABC’s Africa correspondent from 2005-6.

Zoe has reported on politics and business, conflict, famine, natural disasters, plane crashes, terror attacks, mass shootings, repression, economic collapse and poverty in countries as diverse as the USA, Mexico, Venezuela, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Myanmar, Vietnam and Vanuatu.

She is the author of three books, Storyteller, an insight into her life as a foreign correspondent, Angel, a novel for teens about Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and Greetings from Trumpland, an account of fragmenting trust in democracy in the USA released in March 2021.

Zoe lives in Melbourne with her husband Rowan, two teenage children Arkie and Pearl and golden retriever Tully.