- 8 July 1937
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- Attorney General, Barrister, Commissioner, Legal academic, Minister, Parliamentarian, Public servant, Solicitor and Lawyer
- Alternative Names
- Murray, Jan Louise (maiden name)
A member of the Liberal Party of Australia, Jan Wade served as the member for Kew in the Legislative Assembly of the Parliament of the State of Victoria from 1988-99. As a Minister in the Liberal Government from 1992-99, she held the portfolios of Attorney General, Fair Trading and Women's Affairs.
Educated at Sydney Girls' High School, Firbank Church of England Girls' Grammar School and the University of Melbourne, Jan Wade worked as a solicitor in private practice (1964-67), in the Parliamentary Counsel's office from 1970-79 and as president of the Equal Opportunity Board (1985-88) before entering parliament in 1988.
Please click 'Details' below to read a reflective essay written by Jan Wade for the Trailblazing Women and the Law Project.