Hollie Hughes became known to me owing to our mutual membership of the North Sydney branch of the Liberal Party of Australia in the early 2000s. Hollie was a committed and involved member of the branch during her period of membership.
Our paths diverged following our respective marriages and then reconnected when our similarly aged sons were diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In the intervening period Hollie has displayed the most admirable commitment to her son Fred’s early intervention program while also assisting others in regional Australia via her leadership of the Country Autism Network.
I highly recommend Hollie as a person of authenticity, empathy, diligence and loyalty. I believe that she would represent the best of the Liberal Party tradition in the Australian Senate.