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Jeremy Hanson

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Jeremy Hanson
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Leader of the Opposition of the Australian Capital Territory
In office
11 February 2013 (2013-02-11) – 25 October 2016
Deputy Alistair Coe
Preceded by Zed Seselja
Succeeded by Alistair Coe
Member of Parliament
for Murrumbidgee
Assumed office
15 October 2016
Member of Parliament
for Molonglo
In office
18 October 2008 (2008-10-18) – 15 October 2016
Personal details
Born (1967-02-18) 18 February 1967 (age 50)
United Kingdom[1]
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
1. (dis.)

2. Fleur (née Hughes)

Children William; Robbie (m)
Residence Holder
Alma mater
Profession Army officer
Military service
Allegiance Australia
Service/branch Australian Army
Years of service 1986–2008
Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Battles/wars East Timor
Iraq War
Awards Conspicuous Service Cross

Jeremy David Hanson, CSC, MLA (born 18 February 1967) is a former Australian Army officer and is an Australian politician with the Liberal Party of Australia, elected to the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly in the Molonglo electorate at the 2008 election.[2][3] He was the Opposition Leader in the ACT, as well as Shadow Minister for Health, Police, Corrections and Indigenous Affairs, between February 2013 and October 2016.[4][5]

Military career

The son of a Royal Air Force officer who was posted to Canberra in 1979, Hanson completed his schooling in Queensland and joined the Australian Army in 1986; graduating from the Royal Military College Duntroon in 1987.[4] He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of New England and a master's degree in Management and Defence Studies from the University of Canberra. Before his election, Hanson served for 22 years in the Army, reaching the rank of lieutenant colonel.[6]

He was deployed to East Timor and Iraq, and earned the Conspicuous Service Cross[7] for his work at Army headquarters.[1] In addition, Hanson has been awarded the following medals:[8]

Personal life

Hanson is married to Fleur, and they live in Holder with sons William (from Hanson's first marriage) and Robbie.

See also


  1. ^ a b Towell, Noel (16 February 2013). "Ready for fight of his life". Canberra Times. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "List of elected candidates – 2008 Election". Elections ACT. ACT Government. 29 August 2013. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Jeremy Hanson MLA". Canberra Liberals. Liberal Party of Australia. Retrieved 14 September 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Sim, Melanie; Corbett, Kate (11 February 2013). "Canberra Liberals choose Jeremy Hanson to lead". 666 ABC Canberra. ABC News. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Canberra Liberals name Alistair Coe as new leader". ABC News. 2016-10-25. Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  6. ^ "Liberal candidate Hanson seeks to serve at home". Canberra Times. 28 September 2008. 
  7. ^ "Hanson official website". Retrieved 14 September 2014. [self-published source?]
  8. ^ "Jeremy Hanson". Member profile. Legislative Assembly for the ACT. 26 November 2013. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 

External links

  • "Jeremy Hanson". Member profile. Legislative Assembly for the ACT. 26 November 2013. 
Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Member of the Legislative Assembly
for Molonglo

2008 – 2016
Electorate abolished
Preceded by
Electorate created
Member of the Legislative Assembly
for Murrumbidgee

2016 – present
Political offices
Preceded by
Zed Seselja
Leader of the Opposition of the Australian Capital Territory
2013 – 2016
Succeeded by
Alistair Coe