Brooke Muscat-Bentley has taken up the reigns as the CPSU’s ACT Regional Secretary replacing Vince McDevitt who has moved into a new role organising members in the APS. Brooke has hit the ground running preparing for negotiating a new enterprise agreement for members in the ACT Government’s public service.
Brooke comes to the role after 12 years leading CPSU’s work organising members in the federal arena of Border Protection and Immigration and has extensive experience in leading complex disputes, campaigns and industrial action.
“My key focus is supporting organisers and delegates to build strong union networks and secure solid industrial outcomes for members,” said Brooke.
Brooke was born in Woden Valley Hospital (now Canberra Hospital) and attended Rosary Primary School, Merici College and University of Canberra. After 10 years in Melbourne and before that, six years in the UK, Brooke returned to Canberra in 2013.
“My mother worked in the ACT public service for almost 30 years and was an active union delegate her entire career. This instilled in me a strong sense of social justice and inspired me to work for a union,” said Brooke.
“Brooke has an extraordinary work ethic and a deep commitment to our members, which has built mutual regard and loyalty,” said CPSU National Secretary Nadine Flood in announcing her appointment to the position.
“Brooke is respected by her colleagues and leads by example. She has dealt with senior public servants, Ministers and their staff, as well as employer representatives in a professional, smart and strategic manner. She is highly respected by many of those she has dealt with on both sides of the fence,” added Nadine.