- 19 September 1973
Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Jacinta Allan was the first member of the Australian Labor Party and the first woman to be elected to the seat of Bendigo East in the Legislative Assembly of the Victorian Parliament at the election of 1999. She was re-elected in 2002 and held the ministerial portfolio of Education Services and Employment and Youth Affairs. On her re-election again in 2006, she held the portfolios of Rural and Regional Development and Skills and Workforce Participation. Successful again at the November 2010 election, but as the ALP was narrowly defeated, she was a member of the Opposition until the ALP's return to government and her re-election in November 2014. She now holds the portfolios of Public Transport and Employment and is Leader of the House in the Legislative Assembly.