Josh Burns is Labor’s candidate for Macnamara, previously the seat of Melbourne Ports.
Born and raised in Caulfield, Josh is the grandson of Jewish migrants who left Europe and settled in Melbourne in search of a safe place to raise their families. From their experiences, Josh has learnt the importance of upholding a multicultural and multifaith Australia, and the profound role education can play in changing lives.
After attending Mount Scopus College, Josh graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Political Studies. Josh has previously worked as a teacher’s aide and a factory hand, and is currently a Senior Adviser to the Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews.
In 2014, Josh stood as Labor’s candidate for the state seat of Caulfield. For Josh, the proudest moment of that campaign was securing $9.5 million to rebuild and completely transform Glen Eira College, ensuring local students have the great classrooms they deserve.
Josh and his wife Zoe are completely in love with their beautiful baby daughter, Tia, who was born in June 2018. As a new parent, Josh wants to make sure that every child gets every opportunity in life. That means proper funding for education and healthcare – and not the Morrison Liberal Government's cuts.