|Address||149 Burgundy Street |
Heidelberg, Victoria 3084, Australia
|| December 29, 1953
|Last Modifed||Karma Policeman|
May 10, 2007 10:52pm
Socialist - Very Liberal -
|Info||Jenny Macklin is the Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for Employment, Education and Training. |
Jenny has been the Member for Jagajaga since March 1996 and immediately joined the Shadow Ministry.
In her first term she held a succession of portfolios covering Aged Care, Social Security, Family Services and the Status of Women.
After the 1998 election, Jenny was appointed Shadow Minister for Health and the Status of Women. She was elected Senior Vice-President of the ALP in 2000.
Jenny was elected Deputy Leader of the Opposition following the 2001 election and appointed Shadow Minister for Employment, Education & Training.
Prior to entering parliament Jenny was the Director of two major strategic reviews reporting to the then Deputy Prime Minister, Brian Howe.
1990 - 1993, Director, National Health Strategy, a comprehensive review of Australia's health system.
Between 1993 and 1995, the Australian Urban and Regional Development Review produced 13 policy papers on investment strategies for developing infrastructure in Australia's cities and regions.
Jenny has also worked as an adviser to the Victorian Minister for Health and as an economics research specialist.
Jenny was born in Brisbane, went to primary school in Cohuna and to high school in Wangaratta, Northern Victoria. Between high school and university, Jenny spent a year as an exchange student in Japan.
Besides her family and politics, Jenny's great passions in life are surfing, jazz music and her two dogs, Billie and Fats. Jenny also enjoys camping, bush walking and Australian literature. She is a long-time Geelong supporter.
Jenny holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from the University of Melbourne.
Elected to the House of Representatives for Jagajaga, Victoria, 1996, 1998 and 2001.
House of Representatives Standing: Family and Community Affairs from 29.5.96 to 31.8.98.
Member, ALP Economics Policy Committee (Vic) 1981-85.
Member, ALP Manufacturing Industry Policy Committee (Vic) 1981-85.
Delegate, ALP State Conference (Vic) from 1995.
Delegate, ALP National Conference 1998.
Member, ALP National Executive from 1998.
Parliamentary Party Positions
Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 19.3.96. Shadow Minister for the Aged, Family and Community Services from 20.3.96 to 27.3.97; Shadow Minister for Social Security, the Aged and Family Services from 27.3.97 to 26.8.97; Shadow Minister for Social Security and the Aged and Assistant to the Leader of the Opposition on the Status of Women from 26.8.97 to 20.10.98; Shadow Minister for Health from 20.10.98 to 25.11.01; Shadow Minister for Status of Women from 20.10.98 to 5.9.00.
Current positions: Shadow Minister for Employment, Education, Training and Science from 25.11.01; Deputy Leader of the Federal Australian Labor Party from 22.11.01; Deputy Leader of the Opposition from 22.11.01.
Born 29.12.1953, Brisbane, Qld.
Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament
BComm (Hons) (Melb).
Researcher, Australian National University 1976-78.
Economics Research Specialist, Legislative Research Service, Parliamentary Library, Canberra 1978-81.
Research Coordinator, Labor Resource Centre 1981-85.
Adviser to the Victorian Minister for Health, the Hon. D.R. White, MLC 1985-88.
Director, National Health Strategy 1990-93.
Director, Australian Urban and Regional Development Review 1993-95.
Description: Outer metropolitan.
Location: Northern outskirts of Melbourne; it includes the suburbs of Bundoora, Eltham, Greensborough, Heidelberg, Heidelberg West, Ivanhoe, Macleod, Montmorency, Research, Rosanna, View Bank, Warrandyte North, Watsonia and Yallambie.
Area: 84 sq km (approx.).
Electors enrolled: 87 833 (at 10.11.01).
Industries: Light industrial, La Trobe University, Simpson Army Barracks and Austin Hospital.
State electorates: Jagajaga includes the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorate of Ivanhoe, and parts of Bundoora and Eltham.