|Preceded by Carlo Carli|
Role Australian Politician
Name Jane Garrett
Party Australian Labor Party
|Born 16 March 1973 (age 42)Melbourne (1973-03-16) |
Political party Australian Labor Party
Jane Garrett in studio with Neil Mitchell
Jane Furneaux Garrett (born 16 March 1973) is an Australian politician. She has been the member for Brunswick in the Victorian Legislative Assembly since 2010.
Garrett was a candidate on the Left ticket for the position of ALP National President. She was elected to the position of National junior Vice President and began her term in December 2011.
Prior to the 2014 state election, Garrett served as shadow cabinet secretary.
After winning re-election in 2014, Garrett was appointed as Minister for Emergency Services and Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming & Liquor Regulation in the newly elected Andrews Labor government.
On June 9, 2016, Garrett resigned from the Andrews Ministry, after a dispute between the Country Fire Authority (CFA), the United Firefighters Union, and the Victorian government over an enterprise bargaining agreement.
At about 4:00pm on 15 August 2016, Garrett was assaulted by a woman in Carlton.
In November 2016, Garrett announced on a Facebook post that she had recently undergone a successful operation for breast cancer, and would be taking four months of leave from parliament for treatment and recovery.