Australian politician Jane Furneaux Garrett was one of them. From 2010 to 2018, she served as the Labor Party’s representative for Brunswick in the Victorian Legislative Assembly. In 2018, she switched to the Victorian Legislative Council to represent Eastern Victoria. On March 16, 1973, she was born in Melbourne, Australia.
Garrett ran for ALP National President on the Left’s slate of candidates. She was chosen to serve as the nation’s junior vice president, and she took office in December 2011. Garrett held the position of shadow cabinet secretary before the 2014 state election.
Garrett was named as the Minister for Emergency Services and the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming, and Liquor Regulation in the newly-elected Andrews Labor administration after winning re-election in 2014.
Following a dispute between the Country Fire Authority (CFA), the United Firefighters Union, and the Victorian government over an enterprise bargaining agreement, Garrett resigned from the Andrews Ministry on June 9, 2016.
Garrett posted on Facebook in November 2016 that she had recently undergone a successful procedure for breast cancer and will be taking four months off from her position as a member of parliament to heal.
Garrett made it known to the public on September 27, 2017, that she would not compete for office in Brunswick at the upcoming state election and instead would seek preselection for the Western Metropolitan Region seat on the Victorian Legislative Council.
Her attempt at preselection failed because Ingrid Stitt, the branch secretary of the Australian Services Union, was supported by Labor’s left-wing. In 2022, Garrett’s cancer came back, and she passed away on July 2nd.
Does Jane Garrett Have Any Kids?
Yes. Jane Garrett has three children. They are Molly, Sasha and Max Garrett.