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Ms Jonty Bush

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Australian Labor Party (ALP)

Date of Election
31 October 2020

Inaugural | All Speeches

Contact details

Electorate Office Address
Shop 2, 230 Waterworks Road

Phone: (07) 3554 9100
Fax: n/a
Email: [email protected]

Parliamentary Service


  • Member, Legal Affairs and Safety Committee: 26 Nov 2020


Jonty began her career in human resources on the Sunshine Coast, working with a number of small - medium businesses over a seven year period in areas of recruitment, training, workplace health and safety and volunteer management. Following the homicides of her sister and father, Jonty changed careers and joined the Queensland Homicide Victim Support Group (QHVSG), initially as a family support coordinator in 2004. She was appointed as Chief Executive Officer to the QHVSG in 2007, and awarded the Young Australian of the Year in 2009 recognising her work in advocacy for victims of crime in Queensland. In 2010 Jonty accepted a role in the public service with the Department of Justice and Attorney General, and additionally was selected as a Council Member in Queensland's inaugural Sentencing Advisory Council. Until elected to the seat of Cooper in 2020 Jonty remained with the department enjoying a variety of roles including the Director of the Office of the Public Guardian and Director of the Strategic Support Office.

Party Positions:
  1. (ALP) Vice President. 2020 -

Official Awards: Young Australian of the Year (2009)


Birth Date: 25 June 1979

Family: De facto (4 children)

Education: Bachelor of Business, University of the Sunshine Coast; Masters of Criminology, Griffith University

Additional Information

Jonty has devoted much of her life to community work, volunteering for associations including Meals on Wheels and with Clean Up Australia from a young age.