Local hero: Victoria U hires a former cabinet minister  

Wade Noonan to join as DVC External Relations

Mr Noonan is a former state Labor minister for police and industry in the first term of the Andrews Government. He gave up the safe Melbourne seat of Williamstown, not contesting the 2018 election.

Mr Noonan is embedded in Victoria U’s heartland, recently serving as executive director of the West of Melbourne Economic Development Alliance.

His roles after leaving parliament include associate director, Social Enterprise and Investment at RMIT. So, politics tougher than Spring St will not be a surprise.