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Amanda Bresnan

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Amanda Bresnan

Amanda Bresnan MLA ACT Greens Member for Brindabella
Member of the ACT Legislative Assembly
In office
18 October 2008 – 20 October 2012
Preceded byKarin MacDonald
Succeeded byAndrew Wall
Personal details
Born (1971-12-04) 4 December 1971 (age 52)
NationalityAustralian Australia
Political partyACT Greens
Alma materGriffith University

Amanda Bresnan (born 4 December 1971) is an Australian politician. She is a member of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly. Bresnan was elected to the ACT Legislative Assembly from the electorate of Brindabella in the 2008 election. She was defeated at the 2012 election[1]

Early life and education[change | change source]

Bresnan grew up in Brisbane. She studied at Griffith University.[1] Bresnan entered the ACT Government's Graduate Program and later became a senior policy officer in ACT Health. She went on to become policy manager for the Consumers’ Health Forum of Australia and the director of policy at the Mental Health Council of Australia.[1]

Political career[change | change source]

Bresnan ran for election for the electorate of Molonglo in the Australian Capital Territory general election in 2004. She did not win in the multi-member electorate. However, the Greens' main candidate, Deb Foskey, was elected.[2]

In the 2007, Bresnan ran for the House of Representatives seat of Canberra. In June 2008, the ACT Greens said that Bresnan would stand for election in Brindabella.[3]

Parliamentary career[change | change source]

Bresnan main interest dealth with Health, Mental Health, Transport, Disability, Housing, Ageing, Multicultural Affairs, Industrial Relations and Corrections. She is also the ACT Greens' Party Whip.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Ms Amanda Bresnan MLA". Current Members. ACT Legislative Assembly. 2008. Archived from the original on 2009-10-05. Retrieved 2009-09-27.
  2. "Molonglo Electorate - 1st Preference Results". Past ACT Legislative Assembly Elections (2004). ACT Electoral Commission. 2004. Archived from the original on 30 September 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-27.
  3. "Greens Team of Three Tackles Majority Rule". The Canberra Times. Fairfax Media. 2008-06-05.
  4. "Amanda Bresnan". ACT Greens. 2009. Archived from the original on 13 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-27.

Other websites[change | change source]