Kate McBride


Kate McBride is a researcher at the Australia Institute.

Kate started with the Australia Institute in 2021 as one of the inaugural Anne Kantor Young Women Environmentalist Fellows, working on water and rural issues. After managing the Institutes parliamentary engagement she has returned to research with a focus on rural health and services as well as Murray-Darling policy.

She was born and brought up in far-west NSW and splits her time between Canberra and Menindee to maintain her connection to rural Australia. Kate has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Adelaide University and has commenced further study. In 2019 she was featured in the Sydney Morning Herald’s ‘Who Mattered’ Environment category after becoming “one of the key figures in the public debate about the dying Darling [Baaka] River”.

Kate has appeared on numerous radio, podcast and TV shows, including being featured on Australian Story ‘Cry me a river’ and ‘Call of the river’ and three appearances on the ABC’s Q&A panel.

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