Kate Jones

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Date of Birth April 10, 1979
Place of Birth Australia
Age 41 years old
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Kate Jennifer Jones is an Australian politician and Queensland Government minister. She is a member of the Labor Party and was elected to the seat of Ashgrove in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland in 2006, which was previously held by former Speaker Jim Fouras. She was the Minister for Environment, Resource Management and Climate Change until 19 June 2011. She lost the seat to Campbell Newman in 2012, who went on to become premier, before retaking it in 2015. The seat was abolished prior to the 2017 election, so Jones contested and won the new seat of Cooper. In the Palaszczuk Government, she is the Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and the Minister for the Commonwealth Games.

Born: Kate Jennifer Jones, April 10, 1979, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Nationality: Australian
Political party: Australian Labor Party
Spouse(s): Paul Cronin (2009–present)
Children: 2
Preceded by: Cameron Dick

About Kate Jones

Australian Labor Party politician who served in the Queensland Parliament from 2007 to 2012. When elected, she was the youngest person to have held a government position in Queensland.

Before Fame

She attended the Queensland University of Technology, where she studied politics and journalism. She later studied Environmental Law at the Australian National University.


She adopted pink as her campaign color, as opposed to the traditional red and blue colors of the Labor Party.

Family Life

She married Paul Cronin. The couple welcomed a son, Thomas, in 2010.


She was elected to the Queensland Parliament during the Prime Ministerial administration of Labor Party politician Kevin Rudd.

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