Former Senator the Hon Jan McLucas

Former Senator

Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for Queensland 1998 (term began 1.7.1999), 2004 and 2010. Retired prior to general elections 2016 (term ended 9.5.2016).
Parliamentary positions
  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 12.2.02 to 16.11.04.
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.
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 to 26.11.15 and from 27.11.15 to 9.5.16; National Broadband Network from 12.11.15 to 9.5.16.
  • 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 to 19.7.10 (Chair from 24.6.09 to 19.7.10).
  • Joint Select: Northern Australia from 9.12.12 to 9.5.16.
Parliamentary party positions
  • 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 to 13.10.15.
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.
Personal
  • Born 27.3.1958, Atherton, Qld.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • DipT (Townsville College of Advanced Education).
  • Teacher 1979-88.
  • Electorate officer 1991-94.
Local government service
  • Councillor, Cairns City Council 1995-99.