Courtney Houssos MLC has taken on the role of Shadow Minister for Natural Resources of NSW, in addition to her current role of Shadow Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation.

The appointment was announced by NSW Labor Leader, Chris Minns MP,

“Ms Houssos is an outstanding member of the Labor team holding the government to account on important issues including building and construction in NSW, as well as taking up the case of the Mascot Towers residents,” Mr Minns said in a statement on Tuesday.

Ms Houssos was promoted to the NSW frontbench for the first time by Mr Minns back in June 2021, along with fellow Greek Australian politician and Member for Rockdale, Steve Kamper MP.

In her role as Shadow Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation, Ms Houssos has worked with authorities to push for the removal of flammable cladding from high-risk apartment towers across NSW.

She was initially elected to the NSW Legislative Council in 2015.

Ms Houssos was born and grew up in Forster, on the Mid North Coast of NSW, where she attended local public primary and high schools.

After completing her HSC, Courtney studied at the University of New South Wales, where she was awarded a Bachelor of Arts (Politics and International Relations, Industrial Relations).

Prior to entering parliament, Ms Houssos was an elected party official for the NSW branch of the Australian Labor Party, serving nine years at the NSW country organiser, the first woman to do so.

A mother of two, she has also participated in a number of party committees, and has been a delegate to both state and national Labor conferences for many years.