Jocelyn Newman

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The Honourable
Jocelyn Newman
AO
Minister for Social Security
In office
11 March 1996 – 21 October 1998
Prime Minister John Howard
Preceded by Peter Baldwin
Succeeded by Joe Hockey
Minister for Family and Community Services
In office
21 October 1998 – 26 November 2001
Prime Minister John Howard
Preceded by Michael Wooldridge
Succeeded by Amanda Vanstone
Senator for Tasmania
In office
13 March 1986 – 1 February 2002
Preceded by Peter Rae
Succeeded by Richard Colbeck
Personal details
Born Jocelyn Margaret Mullett
(1937-07-07) 7 July 1937 (age 77)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Spouse(s) Kevin Newman (m. 1961; died 1999)
Children Campbell Newman
Alma mater University of Melbourne
Profession Barrister, solicitor

Jocelyn Margaret Newman, AO (born 7 July 1937) is an Australian former politician. She was a Senator for Tasmania for 15 years, and a minister in the Howard Government.

Life and career[edit]

Newman was born Jocelyn Margaret Mullett in Melbourne and was a barrister and solicitor before entering Parliament. She married Kevin Newman in 1961. Their son Campbell Newman was the Lord Mayor of Brisbane, and later Premier of Queensland.

Newman was appointed to the Senate on 13 March 1986. She served as Minister for Social Security in the first Howard Ministry from March 1996 to October 1998, Minister assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women from March 1996 to October 1997 and Minister for Family and Community Services and Minister assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women from October 1998 to January 2001.[1]

Newman was successfully treated for breast cancer during her time in office. She resigned from parliament on 1 February 2002.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography for Newman, the Hon. Jocelyn Margaret". ParlInfo Web. Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 22 November 2007. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Peter Baldwin
Minister for Social Security
1996–98
Succeeded by
Joe Hockey
Preceded by
Carmen Lawrence
Minister assisting the Prime
Minister for the Status of Women

1996–97
Succeeded by
Judi Moylan
Preceded by
Warwick Smith
as Minister for Family Services
Minister for Family and
Community Services

1998–2001
Succeeded by
Amanda Vanstone
Preceded by
Judi Moylan
Minister assisting the Prime
Minister for the Status of Women

1998–2001