• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE4112

Jakobsen, Carolyn Anne

(1947 – )
  • Nationality Australian
  • Born 11 September, 1947, Auckland New Zealand
  • Occupation Parliamentarian


A member of the Australian Labor Party, Carolyn Jakobsen was elected to the seat of Cowan, Western Australia in the House of Representatives of the Australian Parliament in 1984. She held the seat until she was defeated at the 1993 election. In 1990 she was elected chair of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party (caucus), the first woman to occupy this position.

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  • National Library of Australia
    • [Biographical cuttings on Carolyn Jakobsen, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]

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    • Women in Politics: Australian Labor Party