• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE1302

Mikakos, Jenny

(1969 – )
  • Nationality Australian
  • Born 25 January, 1969, Melbourne Victoria Australia
  • Occupation Lawyer, Parliamentarian, 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.

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