Jason Wood (politician)

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Jason Wood

Member of the Australian Parliament
for La Trobe
Assumed office
7 September 2013
Preceded byLaura Smyth
In office
9 October 2004 – 21 August 2010
Preceded byBob Charles
Succeeded byLaura Smyth
Personal details
Born (1968-05-24) 24 May 1968 (age 50)
Sutherland, New South Wales, Australia
Political partyLiberal Party of Australia
Spouse(s)Judy Cheung
ProfessionPolice officer

Jason Peter Wood (born 24 May 1968), Australian politician, was elected to the Australian House of Representatives for the Division of La Trobe, Victoria for the Liberal Party of Australia at the 2004 federal election. He held the seat until his defeat at the 2010 federal election. He won the seat back at the 2013 federal election. He had previously stood for the Division of Holt for the Liberal party at the 2001 federal election.[1]

Wood was educated at the Chisholm Institute, Swinburne University and RMIT University, Melbourne, and has qualifications in management, including a master's degree in applied Science (field innovation service management – counter terrorism). He was a Senior Sergeant with the Victoria Police counter-terrorism unit before entering politics.[2]

Political career[edit]

From December 2004, Wood served on the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Environment and Heritage as well as the Joint Statutory for the Australian Crime Commission.[3]

Jason Wood gained notoriety in 2008 when he mispronounced a series of words during a speech to the federal parliament on the risks associated with genetically modified organisms, culminating in him twice saying "orgasms" when he meant to say "organisms".[4][5]

In 2013 Wood was appointed chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Migration.[6]

According to a version his personal website published in 2010, Wood has often campaigned on environmental issues having formerly supported an emissions trading scheme and been a member of Greenpeace.[7]


  1. ^ "Legislative Election of 10 November 2001: Victoria". Psephos: Adam Carr's Election Archive. 2001.
  2. ^ "About Jason". JasonWood.com.au. Jason Wood MP. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Mr Jason Wood MP". Australian Parliament website. Commonwealth of Australia. Archived from the original on 6 April 2007.
  4. ^ "Multiple orgasms on floor of parliament". Brisbane Times. Fairfax Media. 3 June 2008. Retrieved 22 September 2010.
  5. ^ "House of Representatives: Official Hansard No. 7, 2008" (PDF). Hansard. 2 June 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 May 2010.
  6. ^ "African gangs not being used as election issue, Liberal MP Jason Wood says". ABC News. ABC News. 22 July 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  7. ^ "La Trobe Issues". JasonWood.com.au. Archived from the original on 23 January 2010.

External links[edit]

Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Bob Charles
Member for La Trobe
Succeeded by
Laura Smyth
Preceded by
Laura Smyth
Member for La Trobe