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McFARLANE, Jann SonyaBiography for McFARLANE , Jann Sonya
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Member for Stirling (WA) 1998-2004

Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Stirling, Western Australia, 1998 and 2001. Defeated at general elections 2004.

Committee service

House of Representatives Standing: Publications from 8.12.98 to 31.8.04.

Joint Statutory: Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from 20.3.02 to 31.8.04.

Conferences, delegations and visits

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Malaysia, January 2003.

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to China, January 2004.

Party positions

Member, ALP from 1978.


Born 22.5.1944 at Sydney, NSW.


Qualifications and occupation before entering federal Parliament

BA (Macquarie).

Clerk, secretary, barmaid 1960-72.

Community worker 1972-98.


Description: inner metropolitan.

Location: northern Perth; it includes the suburbs of Balcatta, Balga, Carine, Gwelup, Hamersley, Innaloo, Karrinyup, Mirrabooka, Nollamara, Stirling and Westminster, and parts of Doubleview, Dianella, North Beach, Scarborough, Woodlands and Yokine.

Area: 76 sq km (approx.).

Electors enrolled: 85 975 (at 10.11.01).

Industries: light industries, market gardens, boat building, shoe factories, food processing, clothing and chemical production.

State electorates: Stirling includes the Western Australian Legislative Assembly electorate of Nollamara, and parts of Carine, Churchlands, Girrawheen, Innaloo and Yokine.