Joanne Duncan (politician)

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Joanne Duncan
Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
for Gisborne
In office
18 September 1999 – 30 November 2002
Preceded by Tom Reynolds
Succeeded by seat abolished
Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
for Macedon
In office
30 November 2002 – 29 November 2014
Preceded by seat created
Succeeded by Mary-Anne Thomas
Personal details
Born (1959-05-01) 1 May 1959 (age 58)
Political party Australian Labor Party
Alma mater Melbourne College of Advanced Education

Joanne Therese "Jo" Duncan (born 1 May 1959) is an Australian politician. She was an Australian Labor Party member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly from 1999 to 2014, representing Macedon from 2002.


Duncan was born in Melbourne, Victoria and attended St Columba's in Essendon 1970–76. In 1977 she became an audio-visual tech. In 1988 she received a Bachelor of Education from Melbourne College of Advanced Education and became a teacher/librarian.[1]

Political career[edit]

In 1999, Duncan was preselected as the Labor candidate for the Liberal-held seat of Gisborne, held by retiring Liberal incumbent Tom Reynolds. Duncan defeated Liberal MLC Rob Knowles on a swing of nine percent. Her victory was part of an unexpected swing to Labor in country Victoria that allowed Steve Bracks to win government. The seat was abolished in 2002, and Duncan followed most of her constituents into Macedon, which she represented until her retirement in 2014.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Joanne Duncan (Macedon)". Members Information. Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Tom Reynolds
Member for Gisborne
Succeeded by
Seat abolished
Preceded by
Seat created
Member for Macedon
Succeeded by
Mary-Anne Thomas