Jackie was elected to Parliament in 2012 as the Member for South Brisbane. She is the Deputy Premier and Treasurer of Queensland, and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships.
Jackie has lived in South Brisbane for nearly 40 years and is passionate about her local community. She grew up in East Brisbane, attended St Joseph’s Primary School at Kangaroo Point and her parents owned and ran the fruit shop in Woolloongabba. Together with her husband Damien, she is now raising her two boys locally in West End.
As the first person from her extended family to go to university, Jackie appreciates the value of a good education. With her dedicated interest and skills base in public policy, Jackie has worked as a public servant in the areas of education and disability policy.
Jackie has been actively involved in community groups, kindergartens and child care centres in her local area and is passionate about protecting the environment for future generations.