In Australia, Jane Furneaux Garrett was a member of parliament. Up until last year, she represented Brunswick as a Labor Party member in Victoria’s legislature, but now she represents Eastern Victoria in the Victorian Legislative Council.
Garrett was a candidate for ALP National President on the Left ticket. A year after being elected, she began her tenure as National Junior Vice President.
Garrett served as shadow cabinet secretary before the 2014 state election. The Minister for Emergency Services and Consumer Affairs, Gaming & Liquor Regulation was given to Garrett following his re-election to the Andrews Labor administration following his re-election in 2014.
An enterprise bargaining agreement issue led to Garrett’s resignation from the Andrews Ministry on 9 June 2016, following which he resigned from his position as a cabinet minister. Assault occurred on August 15, 2016, in Carlton.
When Garrett announced her recovery and upcoming leave of absence from Parliament in November 2016, she did so via a Facebook post. At the time, she had just had successful breast cancer surgery.
On September 27, 2017, Garrett declared that she would not compete for re-election in Brunswick at the upcoming state election, but instead would seek preselection for the Western Metropolitan Region seat on the Victorian Legislative Council.
Ingrid Stitt, the branch secretary of the Australian Services Union, was chosen as her preferred candidate by the Labor Party’s left-wing.
Despite this, she was chosen to lead the Labor Party’s Eastern Victoria Region ticket. On July 2nd, 2022, Garrett’s cancer returned and she died.
Jane Garrett Tributes
Statement from the Garrett family
“I offer our deepest condolences to Jane’s family, friends and colleagues, and to all those who knew and loved her. I can’t imagine the pain her family, especially her three children, must feel at this time. “Incredibly difficult: my thoughts are with them, “Prime Minister Daniel Andrews said in a statement Saturday night.
The announcement of her funeral date is forthcoming.
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