Jo-Ann Miller

Jo-Ann Roslyn Miller (born 22 August 1958) is an Australian politician. She has been a Labor Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland since February 2000, representing the electorate of Bundamba.[1]

Jo-Ann Miller

Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services
of Queensland
In office
16 February 2015  4 December 2015
PremierAnnastacia Palaszczuk
Preceded byJack Dempsey
Succeeded byBill Byrne
Minister for Corrective Services
of Queensland
In office
16 February 2015  4 December 2015
PremierAnnastacia Palaszczuk
Preceded byJack Dempsey
Succeeded byBill Byrne
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Bundamba
Assumed office
5 February 2000
Preceded byBob Gibbs
Personal details
Born (1958-08-22) 22 August 1958
Ipswich, Queensland
Political partyLabor
Spouse(s)Neil

Miller entered parliament in a 2000 by-election upon the resignation of the former member for Bundamba, Bob Gibbs. Bundamba is considered a safe seat for the Labor Party, and Miller has been re-elected since.

On 16 February 2015 she was sworn in as Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services and Minister for Corrective Services in the Palaszczuk Ministry.[2][3]

On 4 December 2015, Miller resigned from cabinet following a Queensland Parliamentary Ethics Committee Report stating that although she had not been guilty of contempt of Parliament, she had engaged in a "pattern of reckless conduct."[4] The committee's investigation focused on revelations Miller had signed a document stating she had correctly disposed of confidential Parliamentary Crime and Corruption Committee papers, which were later found by an Opposition MP in a safe used to store those papers.[5]

Her resignation came one day after Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk signalled her intention to remove Miller from her portfolios.[6]

In October 2018, Miller voted against the government's successful proposal to decriminalise abortion in Queensland, making her the only Labor Party MP to do so.[7]

References

  1. "Member Biography – Mrs Jo-Ann Miller". Parliament of Queensland. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  2. "Queensland Labor Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announces new Cabinet". Brisbane Times. 15 February 2015.
  3. "Queensland's new Labor Cabinet sworn in at Government House". Australian Broadcasting Corporation 16 February 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  4. "Jo-Ann Miller quits Cabinet after sacking as police minister". www.brisbanetimes.com.au. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  5. "Jo-Ann Miller cleared of contempt". www.brisbanetimes.com.au. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  6. "Qld premier to sack Miller over bungles". www.brisbanetimes.com.au. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  7. "Abortion legalised in Queensland after historic vote in Parliament". ABC. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Bob Gibbs
Member for Bundamba
2000–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Jack Dempsey
Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services
2015
Succeeded by
Bill Byrne
Minister for Corrective Services
2015


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