Jane Garrett

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Jane Garrett

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Member of the Victorian Legislative Council for Eastern Victoria Region
Assumed office
24 November 2018
Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
for Brunswick
In office
27 November 2010 – 24 November 2018
Preceded byCarlo Carli
Succeeded byTim Read
Mayor of Yarra
In office
Preceded byAmanda Stone
Succeeded byAlison Clarke
Personal details
Born (1973-03-16) 16 March 1973 (age 46)
Political partyLabor Party

Jane Furneaux Garrett (born 16 March 1973) is an Australian politician. She was the Labor Party member for Brunswick in the Victorian Legislative Assembly from 2010 until 2018, when she transferred to the Victorian Legislative Council representing Eastern Victoria.[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] However, she was subsequently preselected to head the Labor ticket in Eastern Victoria Region.[9]


  1. ^ "Ms Jane Garrett". Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 14 December 2010.
  2. ^ "National President Elections 2011". Australian Labor. 21 September 2011. Archived from the original on 28 November 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
  3. ^ http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/victoria-state-election-2014/premier-daniel-andrews-finalises-ministers-portfolios-20141204-11zxcl.html
  4. ^ "Victorian minister Jane Garrett resigns from Cabinet as Government seeks to end CFA dispute". ABC News. 9 June 2016. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Victorian MP Jane Garrett assaulted in Carlton", Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 15 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Jane Garrett, former Victorian emergency services minister, reveals breast cancer fight". ABC News. 3 November 2016. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Labor MP Jane Garrett set to make bold move to Victorian Upper House". ABC News. 27 September 2017. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Jane Garrett, former Victorian cabinet minister, loses Upper House preselection". ABC News. 15 November 2017. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  9. ^ Towell, Noel (24 July 2018). "Garrett takes the long and winding road to the far east". The Age.

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Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Carlo Carli
Member for Brunswick
Succeeded by
Tim Read
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