Jill Hennessy (politician)

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The Honourable
Jill Hennessy
MP
Minister for Health
Incumbent
Assumed office
4 December 2014
Leader Daniel Andrews
Preceded by David Davis
Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
for Altona
Incumbent
Assumed office
13 February 2010
Preceded by Lynne Kosky
Personal details
Born (1972-03-17) 17 March 1972 (age 42)
Political party Australian Labor Party
Alma mater Monash University
University of Melbourne
Profession Lawyer
Website jillhennessy.com.au

Jill Hennessy (born 17 March 1972) is an Australian politician. She has been an Australian Labor Party member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly since February 2010, representing the seat of Altona. She has been Minister for Health in the Andrews Ministry since December 2014.[1]

A former candidate for preselection for the federal seats of Holt and Isaacs, Hennessy is a former State President of the Victorian Labor Party.[2] When state minister and Altona MLA Lynne Kosky resigned early in 2010, Hennessy won endorsement for Labor preselection. She was elected to the seat in the by-election, but Labor suffered a large swing to the Liberal Party.

Hennessy was educated at Monash University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws. She also holds a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne. Prior to entering the Legislative Assembly of Victoria, Hennessy practiced as a solicitor and was a senior advisor to former Victorian premier Steve Bracks.

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Parliament of Victoria
Preceded by
Lynne Kosky
Member for Altona
2010–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
David Davis
Minister for Health
2014–present
Incumbent
Ministry created Minister for Ambulance Services
2014–present