Susan Templeman is the Federal Member for Macquarie, representing an area which covers the NSW Mountains and Hawkesbury. Prior to entering Parliament, Susan ran a media and communication training company, Templement Consulting. A former political reporter for 2UE in the mid-1980s, Susan subsequently worked in New York and London for Fox-FM before returning to Australia in 1990.
Following her recent re-election in June 2022, She was appointed by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese as Special Envoy for the Arts. She is dedicated to fighting for her community and is passionate about education, mental health and social justice.
She is currently one of the Co-Chairs of the Australian All Party Parliamentary Group for Tibet.