- 25 January 1969
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Lawyer, Parliamentarian and Solicitor
A member of the Australian Labor Party, Jenny Mikakos was elected as the Member for the Province of Jika Jika in the Parliament of Victoria in 1999. She held the position of Parliamentary Secretary, Justice in the Bracks , later Brumby Labor Government, from December 2002 until August 2007. She assumed the position of Parliamentary Secretary, Planning in August 2007. She was elected to the newly created Northern Metropolitan Region at the 2006 state election. She was re-elected in 2010 when the Labor government was defeated and again in 2014 when the Labor party returned to power. She currently holds the ministerial portfolios of Families and Children, and Youth Affairs.
Sources used to compile this entry: Victorian Parliamentary Handbook, no. 8, the 55th Parliament, The Parliamentary Library, Parliament of Victoria, Melbourne, Vic., 2004, 199 pp; Victorian Parliamentary Handbook Electronic Edition, Parliament of Victoria, 2005, http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/handbook; Carrying on the Fight: Women Candidates in Victorian Parliamentary Elections, Australian Women's Archives Project, 2008, http://www.womenaustralia.info/exhib/cws/home.html; Herd, Margaret (ed.), Who's Who in Australia 2002, 38 edn, Crown Content, Melbourne, 2002, 2020 pp; http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/members/details/132-hon-jenny-mikakos [accessed 2016-05-03].
Prepared by Rosemary Francis
Created: 4 November 2005, Last modified: 11 May 2016