- 5 August 1944
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Journalist, Public servant and Parliamentarian
- Alternative Names
- Coutts, Jillian (maiden name)
Jillian Skinner, a Liberal Party member, has been a well known and active Member of Parliament for more than twenty years.. However in her first two attempts to enter parliament via the New South Wales Legislative Assembly seat of North Shore (1984 and 1988) were unsuccessful. Jillian's luck finally changed in 1994 when she won the seat at the by-election. She was re-elected to the seat in 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015. Throughout this time Jillian has held the following appointments:
Shadow Minister for Youth Affairs, 1995-1999, 2002-2003.
Shadow Minister for Health, 1995-2003, September 2005 to date.
Shadow Minister for Education and Training 2003-2005.
Shadow Minister for the Arts 2003-2008.
Shadow Minister for School Education April-September 2005.
Minister for Medical Research 2011-2015.
Minister for Health, 2011-