Updated: Oct 26
On the 27th of September, following the announcement of former-Premier Daniel Andrews’ resignation, Jacinta Allan was elected leader of the Victorian Labor Party and was consequently appointed the 49th Premier of Victoria.
On the afternoon of Mr. Andrews’ resignation announcement, Ms. Allan announced her intention to run for the role of Premiere:
“Congratulations Premier. An unparalleled legacy that has changed our state forever & for the better. Thank you for your leadership & your friendship. I will be putting myself forward to lead our party & continue the extraordinary work of our Labor government.”
On the morning of the party caucus meeting, Federal Minister for the NDIS, Bill Shorten, stated to the ABC that Ms. Allan was a “very highly successful, accomplished woman [and] leader in her own right…She comes from the region, she’s a very experienced politician, so I think she’ll make sure that all of Victoria has a voice”.
Who is Jacinta Allan?
Jacinta Allan is a Victorian politician who has served as the Deputy Premier of Victoria since June 2022. She is a member of the Labor Party and was first elected in the Victorian election of 1999, making her the youngest elected female parliamentarian in Victoria.
Ms. Allan originally served as Minister for Transport and Infrastructure for which she was appointed in 2020. She was then appointed as Deputy-Premiere in 2022.
Ms. Allan first joined the Labor Party at the age of 19 and garnered her first taste of political media coverage while campaigning against a lap dancing bar in her hometown of bendigo.
Allan is married and has two children.
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