|Title||Biography for MACKLIN, the Hon. Jennifer (Jenny) Louise
|System Id|| handbook/allmps/PG6
Member for Jagajaga (Vic)
Australian Labor Party
Elected to the House of Representatives for Jagajaga, Victoria, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2010.
Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs from 3.12.07 to 14.12.11.
Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs from 14.12.11.
Minister for Disability Reform from 14.12.11.
House of Representatives Standing: Family and Community Affairs from 29.5.96 to 31.8.98.
Official visits to China, February-March 2003; Japan, France and UK, March-April 2003; UK, Germany, Sweden and Denmark, April-May 2006; France, April-May 2011; USA, October 2011; Canada, June 2012.
Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 19.3.96 to 3.12.07. 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; Shadow Minister for Employment, Education, Training and Science from 25.11.01 to 2.7.03; Shadow Minister for Employment, Education and Training from 2.7.03; and Status of Women from 6.12.02 to 18.2.03; Shadow Minister for Education, Training, Science and Research from 26.10.04 to 10.12.06; Shadow Minister for Families and Community Services and Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Reconciliation from 10.12.06 to 3.12.07.
Deputy Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party from 22.11.01 to 4.12.06.
Member, ALP Manufacturing Industry Policy Committee (Vic) 1981-85.
Delegate, ALP State Conference (Vic) from 1995.
Delegate, ALP National Conference from 1998.
Member, ALP National Executive 1998-2001.
Senior Vice-President, ALP 2000-03.
Born 29.12.1953 at Brisbane, Qld.
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. DR 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: 87 sq km (approx.).
Electors enrolled: 95 202 (at 21.8.10).
Industries: light industrial, Simpson Army Barracks and Austin Hospital.
State electorates: Jagajaga includes parts of the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorates of Bundoora, Eltham, Ivanhoe and Yan Yean.