THE HON BILL SHORTEN
LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
MEMBER FOR MARIBYRNONG
THE HON TANYA PLIBERSEK MP
DEPUTY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
SHADOW MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
MEMBER FOR SYDNEY
SENATOR JAN MCLUCAS
After almost 18 years proudly serving the people of Queensland in the Australian Senate, Jan McLucas will not be contesting the next election.
Senator Jan McLucas was first elected to represent Queensland in 1998, the only woman among seven new Senators.
Since her election Senator McLucas has worked tirelessly for the people of Queensland, especially those in regional Queensland.
A primary school teacher who trained and worked in North Queensland, Senator McLucas has been a committed campaigner for better education in regional and remote areas.
Senator McLucas has been a passionate and dedicated advocate of people with disabilities for more than a decade, including through her work on the establishment of the historic National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Senator McLucas has been an outstanding member of the Labor team, both in Government and Opposition. Her work in the portfolios of Ageing, Disabilities and Carers, in Health, and as Minister for Human Services always had the people it affected at its centre.
The Federal Parliamentary Labor Party will forever be grateful for Senator McLucas’ service, and we sincerely thank her family for their contribution too.
Senator McLucas has agreed to continue in her role as Shadow Minister for Mental Health, and Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness for the duration of her term.
SUNDAY, 5 APRIL 2015