• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE4166

Newman, Jocelyn Margaret

(1937 – 2018)
  • Nationality Australian
  • Born 8 July, 1937, Melbourne Victoria Australia
  • Died 1 April, 2018, Berry New South Wales Australia
  • Occupation Barrister, Farmer, Hotelier, Lawyer, Parliamentarian, Solicitor, Volunteer


A member of the Liberal Party of Australia, Jocelyn Newman served as a Senator for Tasmania in the Senate of the Australian Parliament from 1986 until 2002, when she resigned. She held the Ministerial portfolios in the Howard Government of Social Security from 1996-98; Family and Community Services from 1998-2001. She held the portfolio of Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on the Status of Women for two separate periods, from 1996-97 and from 1998-2001.

Published resources

Archival resources

  • National Library of Australia
    • [Biographical cuttings on Jocelyn Margaret Newman, politician, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
  • National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
    • Papers of Jocelyn Newman, 1975-2000 [manuscript]
    • Papers of Jocelyn and Kevin Newman, 1975-2001 [manuscript]
  • National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection
    • Jocelyn Newman interviewed by Norman Abjorensen [sound recording]
  • Archives Office of Tasmania
    • Subject files compiled in the course of parliamentary duties

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