Senator the Hon Jan McLucas

Jan McLucas

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Senator for Queensland

Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
Senate

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Contact details

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3680
Fax:
(02) 6277 5721

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

MacDonnells Solicitors Building
Cnr Shields and Grafton Streets
Cairns, QLD, 4870

Postal address
PO Box 2733
Cairns, QLD, 4870

Telephone:
(07) 4031 6009
Fax:
(07) 4031 6167
Toll Free:
1300 301 959

Connect with Jan McLucas

Email
senator.mclucas@aph.gov.au
Websites
Personal website
Party website

Alternative URL

www.aph.gov.au/Senator_McLucas

Biography

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Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the Senate for Queensland 1998 (term began 1.7.1999), 2004 and 2010.

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Parliamentary positions

  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 12.2.02 to 16.11.04.

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Ministerial appointments

  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Ageing from 3.12.07 to 9.6.09.
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister from 5.3.12 to 25.3.13.
  • Minister for Human Services from 25.3.13 to 18.9.13.
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers from 14.9.10 to 25.3.13.

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Committee service

  • Senate Standing: Publications from 9.8.99 to 1.7.02; Regulations and Ordinances from 9.8.99 to 4.10.00; Senators' Interests from 9.8.99 to 11.2.02; Scrutiny of Bills from 1.7.02 to 15.11.04; Privileges from 14.2.08 to 27.9.10.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Finance and Public Administration: References Committee from 18.6.01 to 23.8.01; Community Affairs: References Committee from 13.2.02 to 15.11.04 and from 1.7.05 to 15.9.05 and Legislation Committee from 25.3.04 to 15.11.04; Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts: References Committee from 13.2.02 to 1.7.02; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 12.2.08 to 17.3.08.
  • Senate Select: Lucas Heights Reactor from 17.8.00 to 24.5.01; Medicare from 15.5 03 to 11.2.04; Administration of Indigenous Affairs from 23.6.04 to 15.11.04; Health from 26.6.14.
  • Joint Statutory: Native Title and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Fund from 9.8.99 to 31.8.04; Corporations and Financial Services from 24.6.09 to 26.10.10; Public Works from 24.6.09 (Chair from 24.6.09) to 19.7.10.
  • Joint Select: Northern Australia from 9.12.12.

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Conferences, delegations and visits

  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to East Timor, April 2002.
  • Official visits to Papua New Guinea, April 2008; Switzerland, May 2009; Greece, June-July 2011; UK, March 2012.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 22.10.04 to 3.12.07 and from 14.10.13. Shadow Minister for Ageing and Disabilities from 26.10.04 to 24.6.05; Shadow Minister for Ageing, Disabilities and Carers from 24.6.05 to 3.12.07.
  • Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness and Shadow Minister for Mental Health from 18.10.13.

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Party positions

  • Delegate, ALP State Council (Qld) 1986-97.
  • Delegate, ALP State Conference (Qld) 1990-99.
  • President, Leichhardt Federal Divisional Executive 1996-98.
  • Delegate, ALP National Conference 1998.

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Personal

  • Born 27.3.1958, Atherton, Qld.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • DipT (Townsville College of Advanced Education).
  • Teacher 1979-88.
  • Electorate officer 1991-94.

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Local government service

  • Councillor, Cairns City Council 1995-99.

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