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ⓘ Jane Aagaard




                                     

ⓘ Jane Aagaard

Jane Lesley Aagaard is a former Australian politician. She was a Labor Party member of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly from 2001 to 2012, representing the Darwin-based electorate of Nightcliff. She was the Speaker of the Assembly from June 2005 until October 2012 - to date, the only Labor member ever to hold the post. Prior to holding the speakership, she had served as Health Minister from 2001 to 2003.

                                     

1. Early life

Jane Aagaard was born in Melbourne, Victoria in 1956, to John Stuart McIntosh and Jean Brown. She moved to Brisbane, Queensland at the age of seven, where she was educated at Somerville House, a school for girls in South Brisbane.

In 1986, she accepted a position with the Northern Territory Department of Mines and Energy, and settled with her husband in Darwin.

Aagaard also became heavily involved in many aspects of the Darwin community. She helped found the Brolga Awards and Northern Territory Sports Awards, and continued organising both presentations for several years. Not long before entering parliament, she had also organised the citys commemoration of its bombing by Japanese forces during World War II.

When former Chief Minister Stephen Hatton, the longtime CLP member for Nightcliff, retired at the 2001 election, Aagaard ran as the Labor candidate against Hattons son, Jason. In a shock result, Aagaard won the seat on an unexpectedly large swing of 11.7 percent that saw the previously marginal Nightcliff technically become a safe Labor seat. Aagaards victory was part of a six-seat swing to Labor that saw the party win government for the first time ever, mainly on the strength of a strong performance in the Darwin area. She was reelected in 2005, picking up a healthy swing of 8.5 percent

In March 2012, Aagaard announced that she would not contest the next election due to "ongoing medical issues that would require treatment and surgery". In November 2012, Aagaard was granted the title The Honourable for life.

                                     
  • ISBN 978 - 0 - 8078 - 4638 - 4, pp. 144 145. Lewis, James R. Petersen, Jesper Aagaard Controversial New Religions, Oxford University Press, 2005, ISBN 978 - 0 - 19 - 515683 - 6
  • Name Party Electorate Term in office Hon Jane Aagaard Labor Nightcliff 2001 2012 Hon Alison Anderson Labor Independent CLP MacDonnell 2005 2016 Ross Bohlin
  • October 2001 Loraine Braham Independent 16 October 2001 28 June 2005 Jane Aagaard Labor Party 29 June 2005 22 October 2012 Kezia Purick Country Liberal
  • university, a member on a 1959 60 field party to the McMurdo Dry Valleys. Jane G. Ferrigno, Kevin M. Foley, Charles Swithinbank, and Richard S. Williams
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  • USAPO 1959 61 whose labors helped to start the Bulletin of the USAPO. Jane G. Ferrigno, Kevin M. Foley, Charles Swithinbank, and Richard S. Williams
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