Jim Turnour

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Jim Turnour
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Leichhardt
In office
24 November 2007 – 21 August 2010
Preceded by Warren Entsch
Succeeded by Warren Entsch
Personal details
Born (1966-04-07) 7 April 1966 (age 50)
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Spouse(s) Tiffany
Children Zoe
Website JimTurnour.com.au

James Pearce "Jim" Turnour (born 7 April 1966) was the Australian Labor Party MP for the division of Leichhardt. He was first elected in the 2007 federal election.[1] He was defeated at the 2010 federal election.[2]

Politics[edit]

Turnour won Leichhardt at the 2007 election on a swing of 14 percent, the largest in the country.[3] It was actually his second bid for the seat; he challenged Liberal incumbent Warren Entsch in 2004 and was heavily defeated. Entsch retired in 2007. He held Leichhardt on a seemingly safe majority of 10 percent, but Turnour rode a large Labor wave to take the seat. He lost to Entsch in 2010.

He currently manages a large scale project for the Queensland Department of Primary Industries, helping farmers recover after Cyclone Larry and has worked for Senator Jan McLucas in the past.[4]

Jim Turnour is on the committee of Northern Beaches Landcare and the Trinity Inlet Catchment Management Association. He is also a member of SPEED (Southern Parents Empowering Early Development), Cairns and District Chinese Association, Cairns Yacht Club, Cairns and Far North Environment Centre and is a guest presenter on Cairns Community Radio.

Federal Committee Service[edit]

House of Representatives Standing:[5]

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs from 19.2.08;
  • Economics from 19.2.08.

Joint Standing:[5]

  • National Capital and External Territories from 18.2.08.

Biography[edit]

Turnour has degrees in agriculture and economics[6] and lives in Smithfield with his wife Tiffany, whom he met teaching kids to sail at the Cairns Yacht Club, and daughter Zoe.

References[edit]

Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Warren Entsch
Member for Leichhardt
2007–2010
Succeeded by
Warren Entsch