Jane Kelsbie
Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly
for Warren-Blackwood
Assumed office
13 March 2021
Preceded byTerry Redman
Personal details
Born (1966-10-04) 4 October 1966 (age 55)
Subiaco, Western Australia
Political partyLabor

Elizabeth Jane Kelsbie (born 4 October 1966)[1] is an Australian politician. She has been an Australian Labor Party member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly for the electoral district of Warren-Blackwood since 2021.

Prior to entering politics, Kelsbie was the chief executive of employment organisation Worklink WA, the first female president of the Denmark Surf Livesaving Club between 2016 and 2019 and a board member of the Denmark Chamber of Commerce.[2]

She won her seat at the 2021 Western Australian state election with a 14.3% swing against the incumbent National Party candidate.[3] Kelsbie defeated the former leader of the WA Nationals, Terry Redman.[4][5]

In September 2021, Kelsbie declared her support in parliament for the McGowan Government's decision to bring an end to the native timber forestry industry.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Ms Elizabeth (Jane) Jane Kelsbie MLA". Parliament of Western Australia.
  2. ^ "Warren-Blackwood". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Warren-Blackwood - Western Australia Election 2021 Electorate, Candidates, Results | WA Votes - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". ABC News. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Labor's Jane Kelsbie not counting herself out". Albany Advertiser. 13 March 2021. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  5. ^ "Ex-WA Nationals leader in danger of being swept up in Labor's election landslide". www.abc.net.au. 16 March 2021. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  6. ^ https://www.parliament.wa.gov.au/Hansard/hansard.nsf/0/4e806e046c6587fc4825875600230714/$FILE/A41%20S1%2020210916%20p4127d-4137a.pdf[dead link]
Western Australian Legislative Assembly Preceded byTerry Redman Member for Warren-Blackwood 2021–present Incumbent