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Ms Jennifer Howard

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Australian Labor Party (ALP)

Date of Election
31 January 2015

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Contact details

Electorate Office Postal Address
PO Box 52
Electorate Office Address
125 Brisbane Road

Phone: (07) 3447 2100
Fax: n/a
Email: [email protected]

Parliamentary Service


  • Assistant Minister for Veterans' Affairs and Assistant Minister of State: 12 Dec 2017


  • Assistant Minister of State Assisting the Premier: 11 Nov 2016 - 11 Dec 2017
  • Assistant Minister for Local Government: 8 Dec 2015 - 11 Nov 2016
  • Chair, Agriculture and Environment Committee: 27 Mar 2015 - 18 Feb 2016


Prior to election - Electorate Officer, Veterinary Nurse, Small Business Owner.

Community Activity: Executive Member of Ipswich Women's Development Network Inc. Zonta International.


Birth Date: 12 July 1965 (Mackay, Queensland, Australia)

Education: JP (Qualified)

Additional Information

Jennifer was elected the Member for Ipswich on 31st January 2015. She was appointed Chair of the Agriculture and Environment Parliamentary Committee by the Premier in March 2015. Jennifer has lived in Ipswich for over 30 years. She raised her two children here and co-ran a local business before moving into roles in State and Federal Government. She has been active around the community as a Justice of the Peace (Qualified) since 2001 and working with school P&Cs, sporting club committees and local community and seniors groups. In 2005, Jennifer played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Ipswich Women’s Development Network, a not-for-profit organisation which provides an annual scholarship to a local female student at the former UQ Ipswich campus. Jennifer is also a member of the Zonta Club of Ipswich and, until November 2015, was a member of the National Executive of the Australian Labor Party. Jennifer has a passion for the Arts and for yoga. She enjoys walking, reading and spending time with family.