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Jacinta Allan

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Jacinta Allan was elected as the Member for Bendigo East in September 1999 at the age of 25, making her the youngest woman to ever be elected to the Victorian Parliament.

Jacinta is currently Minister for Public Transport and Minister for Major Projects in the Andrews Labor Government that was elected on the 29 November 2014.

From December 2006 to November 2010 Jacinta served as the Minister for Regional and Rural Development and was responsible for continuing the Brumby Labor Government's successful economic development strategies for regional Victoria. 

In early 2010 Jacinta became Minister for Industry and Trade, serving in that capacity until November 2010. Jacinta was committed to ensuring the Victorian economy continued to be one of the world's leading economies by creating and securing investment and job opportunities for all Victorians.

Between late 2006 to early 2010, Jacinta served as the Minister for Skills and Workforce Participation. Jacinta has also previously served as Minister for Skills, Education Services and Employment and Minister for Women's Affairs. From 2002 to 2006 she served as Minister for Education Services and Minister for Employment and Youth Affairs.

Following the state election in November 2010, Jacinta served in Opposition, holding a number of Shadow portfolios over the period, including Shadow Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Shadow Minister for Bushfire Response, Shadow Minister for Roads, Shadow Minister for Regional and Rural Development, Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Shadow Minister for Regional Cities. She also served as Manager of Opposition Business. 

Before entering Parliament, Jacinta worked in the office of Steve Gibbons MP, Federal Member for Bendigo, and for two years prior to that she worked in the office of Neil O'Keefe, Federal Member for Burke, and the Commonwealth Department of Industrial Relations.

Jacinta was born and grew up in Bendigo and studied at St. Joseph's Primary School in Quarry Hill, and Catholic College Bendigo before completing her BA (Hon) at La Trobe University in Bendigo.

 

Jacinta Allan

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