Labor MP Amanda Rishworth, and her husband Timothy Walker, recently welcomed their son Percy James [pictured]. Amanda has represented the seat of Kingston in Adelaide since 2007, which she turned around from the most marginal Labor seat in South Australia to the second safest. Last year she was promoted to the Opposition’s front bench when she was appointed Shadow Assistant Minister for Education. Before entering politics, Amanda was a clinical psychologist, and she has been a volunteer surf life saver since high school.
Labor MP Jim Chalmers, and his wife Laura, welcomed their son Leo James on March 13; Leo’s middle name seems to be after his dad. Jim has represented the seat of Rankin in Brisbane since 2013. He was formerly chief of staff to Wayne Swan when he was Treasurer, and was then Executive Director of the Chifley Research Centre, a Labor Party think tank. Laura is a journalist, and a former press secretary for Julia Gillard and Penny Wong.