State MP Anthony Carbines, and his wife Anita, welcomed a daughter named Ava Lucy on May 24. Ava Carbines was born at St Vincent’s Private Hospital in Melbourne.

Anthony represents the seat of Ivanhoe in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs for the Australian Labor Party, and has done so since 2010. Before his election, he was a journalist with the Geelong Advertiser, and then chief-of-staff to Labor MP and Minister for Education Bronwyn Pike. His stepmother is Elaine Carbines, who represented Geelong for the Australian Labor Party from 1999-2006.