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The Honourable Jane Aagaard MLA

Speaker of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly
In office
2005 – Incumbent
Preceded by Loraine Braham
Constituency Electoral division of Nightcliff

Born 1956
Melbourne, Victoria
Nationality Australia Australian
Political party ALP
Alma mater Somerville & QUT
Occupation Speaker, Member for Nightcliff
Profession Public Relations
Religion Uniting Church

Jane Lesley Aagaard is an Australian politician. She has been an Australian Labor Party member of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly since 2001, representing the Darwin-based electorate of Nightcliff. She has been the Speaker of the Assembly since June 2005. Aagaard previously served as Health Minister from 2001 to 2003.[1]

Early life

Jane Lesley Aagaard was born in Melbourne, Victoria in 1956, to John Stuart McIntosh and Jean Brown. She moved to Brisbane, Queensland at the age of seven, where she was educated at Somerville House, a school for girls in South Brisbane.[2]

In 1986, she accepted a position with the Northern Territory Department of Mines and Energy, and settled with her husband in Darwin.

Aagaard also became heavily involved in many aspects of the Darwin community. She helped found the Brolga Awards and Northern Territory Sports Awards, and continued organising both presentations for several years. Not long before entering parliament, she had also organised the city's commemoration of its bombing by Japanese forces during World War II.[3]

Preceded by
Loraine Braham
Speaker of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Stephen Hatton
Member for Nightcliff
Succeeded by


  1. ^ "Hon. Jane Lesley AAGAARD MLA". Australian Government. Retrieved 2009-09-22.  
  2. ^ Suzannah Pearce, ed (2006-11-17). "AAGAARD Jane Lesley, Hon.". Who's Who in Business Live!. North Melbourne, Vic: Crown Content Pty Ltd.  
  3. ^ Smith, Camden. "Aagaard to stand for Nightcliff seat". Northern Territory News, 7 March 2001.


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