Jeremy Hanson

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Jeremy Hanson
CSC, MLA
Member of Parliament
for Molonglo
Incumbent
Assumed office
18 October 2008 (2008-10-18)
ACT Leader of the Opposition
Incumbent
Assumed office
11 February 2013 (2013-02-11)
Deputy Alistair Coe
Preceded by Zed Seselja
Personal details
Born (1967-02-18) 18 February 1967 (age 47)
United Kingdom[1]
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Spouse(s)
1. (dis.)

2. Fleur (née Hughes)

Children William; Robbie (m)
Residence Holder
Alma mater
Profession Army Officer (retired)
Military service
Allegiance Australia
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1986 – 2008
Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Awards

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.[2][3] He has been the Opposition Leader in the ACT as well as Shadow Minister for Health, Police, Corrections and Indigenous Affairs since February 2013.[4]

Military career

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.[4] 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.[5]

He was deployed to East Timor and Iraq, and earned the Conspicuous Service Cross[6] for his work at Army headquarters.[1] In addition, Hanson has been awarded the following medals:[7]

Personal life

Hanson is married to Fleur, and they live in Holder with sons, William and Robbie, from Hanson's first marriage.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c Towell, Noel (16 February 2013). "Ready for fight of his life". Canberra Times. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "List of elected candidates - 2008 Election". Elections ACT. ACT Government. 29 August 2013. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Jeremy Hanson MLA". Canberra Liberals. Liberal Party of Australia. Retrieved 14 September 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Sim, Melanie; Corbett, Kate (11 February 2013). "Canberra Liberals choose Jeremy Hanson to lead". 666 ABC Canberra (ABC News). Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Liberal candidate Hanson seeks to serve at home". Canberra Times. 28 September 2008. 
  6. ^ "Hanson official website". Retrieved 14 September 2014. [self-published source?]
  7. ^ "Jeremy Hanson". Member profile. Legislative Assembly for the ACT. 26 November 2013. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 

External links

  • "Jeremy Hanson". Member profile. Legislative Assembly for the ACT. 26 November 2013. 
Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Member of the Legislative Assembly
for Molonglo

2008 – present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Zed Seselja
Leader of the Opposition of the Australian Capital Territory
2013 – present
Incumbent