|Member of Parliament
18 October 2008
|ACT Leader of the Opposition|
11 February 2013
|Preceded by||Zed Seselja|
18 February 1967 |
|Political party||Liberal Party of Australia|
2. Fleur (née Hughes)
|Children||William; Robbie (m)|
|Profession||Army Officer (retired)|
|Years of service||1986 – 2008|
Lieutenant Colonel Jeremy David Hanson, CSC, MLA (born 18 February 1967) is a former Australian Army officer and is an Australian politician with the Liberal Party of Australia, elected to the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly in the Molonglo electorate at the 2008 election. He has been the Opposition Leader in the ACT as well as Shadow Minister for Health, Police, Corrections and Indigenous Affairs since February 2013.
The son of an Royal Air Force officer who was posted to Canberra in 1979, Hanson completed his schooling in Queensland and joined the Australian Army in 1986; graduating from the Royal Military College Duntroon in 1987. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of New England and a master's degree in Management and Defence Studies from the University of Canberra. Before his election, Hanson served for 22 years in the Army, reaching the rank of lieutenant colonel.
- ADF Gold Commendation
- Australian Active Service Medal – with clasps Iraq 2003 and East Timor
- Iraq Medal
- Defence Long Service Medal – with 1st clasp
- Defence Medal
- United Nations Medal – with UNTAET Ribbon
- Return from Active Service Badge
- Army Combat Badge
Hanson is married to Fleur, and they live in with sons, William and Robbie, from Hanson's first marriage.
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|Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly|
||Member of the Legislative Assembly
2008 – present
|Leader of the Opposition of the Australian Capital Territory
2013 – present