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metadata.territorywomen.dc.title: Jane Aagaard
Name: Aagaard, Jane
Place of Birth: Melbourne (Vic.)
Date of Birth: 1956-01-01
Occupation: Politician
Biographical notes: Jane is a daughter of John Stuart McIntosh and Jean Brown. She was educated at Somerville House Brisbane (QUT). Jane moved to the Territory 20 years ago and lives in the heart of Nightcliff with her husband, Simon and their three children who attend Nightcliff Primary School, Nightcliff High School and Casuarina Senior College respectively. Jane has a Bachelor of Business degree from Queensland University of Technology with majors in management and public relations. She is a past President and National Councilor of the Public Relations Institute of Australia (NT). Jane has been the owner/operator of Freelance Public Relations since 1988. Her professional work covers - major event management, public and community relations, media and strategic planning, issues management, communication auditing and senior policy advice and strategy. Prior to starting her own business, Jane was the General Manager of Michels Warren Public Relations, one of Australia’s largest public relations consultancies and Director of Public Relations and Marketing for the NT Department of Mines and Energy. Jane is passionate about young people and improving the prospects and treatment of teenagers in the Northern Territory. She is well known for her tours of Parliament House, community barbecues, historical tours of the electorate and “meet your neighbour” functions for her residents. Jane’s community involvement include: Past member of the Nightcliff Primary School Council, Elder in the Nightcliff Uniting Church, member of the Board of Directors of Komilda College, Convenor of the Uniting Church Social Justice Task Group. A member of the Australian Labor Party, Jane Aagaard was elected to the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory representing the seat of Nightcliff in 2001. She was re-elected in 2005 and 2008. Jane has been the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly since 2005.
Related link: "Dry City", Northern Territory News, 1st March 2008.
"120 Most Powerful in the Territory: 110-101", Northern Territory News, 6th December 2009.
"Aagaard stifles public", Northern Territory News, 27th November 2009.
"Aagaard pulls plug on marina", Northern Territory News, 17th April 2009.
The Australian Women's Register : Jane Lesley Aagaard.
Northern Territory Legislative Assembly : Jane Aagaard, Maiden Speech, 16th October 2001.
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