Minister for Human Services
Jacquie Petrusma was first elected to the Tasmanian Parliament in 2010. Jacquie was born in Launceston and attended Glen Dhu Primary, Kings Meadows High School, Launceston College and University of Tasmania. Jacquie also trained at the Launceston General Hospital as a Registered Nurse.
Jacquie shifted to Hobart in 1994 where she lives in the Franklin electorate with her husband Tim and children on three acres with two dogs, and is busy establishing an organic orchard and vegetable garden.
Due to her own experience of growing up in a single parent household, being a single mum of one herself, as well as from studying an education degree, Jacquie is very interested in policies that will strengthen and support families, sole parents and education.
Jacquie has also worked in health related areas since 1984 and has extensive experience in Health, Ageing and Aged Care. She has completed a business degree, worked as a National Sales Manager in a global medical company, and has owned her own business.
Jacquie is and has been involved in many community organisations, including Business East, Kingborough Community Enterprise Centre, Tasmanian Deaf Society, Neighbourhood Houses, Prison Fellowship, School Councils and a Community Legal Centre.
Jacquie understands, and is passionate about, the issues that affect Tasmanian families and small businesses; particularly health and education, employment practices, land and payroll tax, the environment, the rising cost of living and the struggle to make ends meet. Other issues she feels strongly about include family breakdown, carers, aged care, child abuse, raising teenagers and caring for loved ones with disabilities and learning difficulties.
As the Minister for Human Services and the Minister for Women, Jacquie is very keen to be contacted on any issues to do with these portfolios, as well as any constituent issues in the electorate of Franklin.
To contact Jacquie, write to:
PO Box 200
ROKEBY TAS 7019
Phone: 03 6214 6000
Fax: 03 6214 6002
A BIG THANK YOU, to everyone who voted for the Tasmanian Liberal's and to all the people of Franklin who voted for me personally. It is a real privilege and honour to once again, be given the opportunity to represent our community in the Tasmanian Parliament. A special thank you must also go to my family, especially my husband Tim, the Liberal Team, as well as to all who donated and helped in so many ways with my campaign - I could not have been re-elected without you all!