Georgie Purcell is an Australian politician, has been serving as a member of the Victorian Legislative Council, representing Northern Victoria since November 2022. She represents the Animal Justice Party.
Age- 31 years
Political party-Animal Justice
Information about her parents is unavailable, as she has chosen to keep her personal life private and undisclosed.
Georgie and Ward got married after meeting seven years ago at a protest against exporting live animals. They both share similar beliefs and decided to have a vegan wedding.
Purcell is a qualified lawyer, holds a dual degree in law and communications/politics.
Before her election to the Victorian Parliament, Purcell had various professional roles including working as a stripper, a poledancer, a topless waitress, a digital campaigner at United Voice (now United Workers Union), a communications adviser at Industry Super Australia, and as Chief of Staff to Andy Meddick.
In January 2024, Purcell voiced criticism against Nine News Melbourne for using a digitally altered image of her, depicting enlarged breasts and an exposed midriff, which were not present in the original photo. Nine News Melbourne director Hugh Nailon acknowledged the error, attributing it to automation by Photoshop, and issued an apology to Purcell.
According to the source, Georgie’s net worth is estimated to be around $5 million.
Latest News about Georgie Purcell
Australian News Channel Criticized for Altered Image of State MP Georgie Purcell
An Australian news channel faced criticism for altering an image of a female state MP, Georgie Purcell, enlarging her breasts and exposing her midriff. The photo was aired on Nine News following Purcell’s criticism of the Victorian government’s rejection of a duck hunting ban. Purcell shared the original and altered images on social media, highlighting the edits made to her outfit.
Nine News apologized, attributing the issue to “automation by Photoshop.” Purcell, the youngest woman in the state’s parliament, has been vocal about the “constant sexualization and objectification” faced by women in Australian politics. In an interview with the BBC, she expressed how seeing the image had compounded what was already her worst day since being elected in 2022.
“It’s certainly confronting seeing your body altered on your TV in your own home,” she said.
“What has happened to me in the past 24 hours is just something that would never, ever happen to a male politician.”
Other politicians and members of the public have also been outraged.