Jane Garrett

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The Honourable
Jane Garrett
Jane Garrett.jpg
Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
for Brunswick
Assumed office
27 November 2010
Preceded by Carlo Carli
Personal details
Born (1973-03-16) 16 March 1973 (age 45)
Political party Labor Party
Website janegarrett.org.au

Jane Furneaux Garrett (born 16 March 1973) is an Australian politician. She has been the member for Brunswick in the Victorian Legislative Assembly since 2010.[1]

Garrett was a candidate on the Left ticket for the position of ALP National President.[2] She was elected to the position of National junior Vice President and began her term in December 2011.

Prior to the 2014 state election, Garrett served as shadow cabinet secretary.

After winning re-election in 2014, Garrett was appointed as Minister for Emergency Services and Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming & Liquor Regulation in the newly elected Andrews Labor government.[3]

On 9 June 2016 Garrett resigned from the Andrews Ministry, after a dispute between the Country Fire Authority (CFA), the United Firefighters Union, and the Victorian government over an enterprise bargaining agreement.[4]

At about 4:00pm on 15 August 2016, Garrett was assaulted by a woman in Carlton.[5]

In November 2016, Garrett announced on a Facebook post that she had recently undergone a successful operation for breast cancer, and would be taking four months of leave from parliament for treatment and recovery.[6]

On 27 September 2017, Garrett announced she would not contest Brunswick at the next state election, and would seek preselection for the Victorian Legislative Council seat of Western Metropolitan Region.[7] Her preselection bid was unsuccessful, with Labor's left faction backing Ingrid Stitt, branch secretary of the Australian Services Union.[8]


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Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Carlo Carli
Member for Brunswick
Political offices
Preceded by
Kim Wells
Minister for Emergency Services
Succeeded by
James Merlino
Preceded by
Heidi Victoria
as Minister for Consumer Affairs
Minister for Consumer Affairs,
Gaming and Liquor Regulation

Preceded by
Edward O'Donohue
as Minister for Liquor and Gaming Regulation