Jann Stuckey

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The Honourable
Jann Stuckey
MP
Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and Commonwealth Games of Queensland
Incumbent
Assumed office
3 April 2012
Premier Campbell Newman
Preceded by Jan Jarratt (Tourism and Small Business)
Anna Bligh (Events and Games)
Member of the Queensland Parliament
for Currumbin
Incumbent
Assumed office
7 February 2004
Personal details
Born (1955-01-21) 21 January 1955 (age 59)
Adelaide, South Australia
Political party Liberal National Party

Janet Anne "Jann" Stuckey (born 21 January 1955) is an Australian politician representing the electorate of Currumbin in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland and Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and Commonwealth Games.[1]

She was first elected on 7 February 2004 as a member of the Liberal Party. She joined the newly formed Liberal National Party of Queensland in 2008 when the Liberal Party and the Nationals merged in Queensland. Before the 2012 election, she was the Shadow Minister for Tourism, Small Business and Manufacturing.

She was the Shadow Minister for Small Business, Job Creation, Fair Trading and Industrial Relations and the Shadow Minister for Women. She has previously been the Shadow Minister for Public Works and Information and Communication Technology between 2010 and 2011.

Prior to defeating Government Minister Merri Rose at the 2004 state election, Stuckey ran a successful business.

Early life[edit]

Jann Stuckey was born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia. In 1976, Stuckey became a registered nurse with a diploma from Adelaide Children's Hospital. In 1987, Stuckey moved with her family to Currumbin on the Gold Coast in 1987. Prior to her election in 2004, Stuckey ran a successful Communications Consultancy firm specialising in professional development, speaker coaching and conflict resolution.

Entry into politics[edit]

Stuckey first ran for the state seat of Currumbin in 2001 for the Liberal Party of Australia, losing to incumbent Labor member Merri Rose.

Election to Queensland Parliament[edit]

In 2004, Jann Stuckey ran for Currumbin again for the Liberal Party of Australia, succeeding in unseating Rose with a 17.7% swing following a number of scandals surrounding Rose's electorate office expenses and staff bullying accusations. Stuckey was the only seat that the Opposition managed to win from Labor. Upon her election, Stuckey was appointed Liberal Party spokesperson for Tourism, Fair Trading and Wine Industry Development, Child Safety, Communities and Disability Services, Employment, Training and Industrial Relations, and Women's Issues. After the National and Liberal Parties formed a coalition in September 2005, Stuckey was promoted to the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Minister for Tourism, Fair Trading and Wine Industry Development.

During the 2006 campaign, local high school teacher Michael Riordan challenged Stuckey as the Labor candidate for Currumbin. She was re-elected with 52% of the vote after preferences. After the 2006 election, Stuckey returned to the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Minister for Child Safety, Disability Services and Mental Health.

At the 2009 election, she was returned again with a 5.9% swing to the newly amalgamated Liberal National Party of Queensland and was appointed by new leader John-Paul Langbroek as Shadow Minister for Public Works and ICT. After Campbell Newman was elected leader of the LNP in 2011, she was appointed as Shadow Minister for Tourism, Manufacturing and Small Business a position she took through until the 2012 election.

Newman Ministry[edit]

In April 2012, Premier Campbell Newman nominated Jann Stuckey to the Governor of Queensland for the Cabinet position of Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and Commonwealth Games and was sworn in on 3 April 2012 at Government House, Brisbane.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier announces new Ministry". Department of Premier and Cabinet. 30 March 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jan Jarratt
as Minister for Tourism, Manufacturing and Small Business
Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and Commonwealth Games
2012–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Anna Bligh
as Minister for Events and Games
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Merri Rose
Member for Currumbin
2004–present
Incumbent