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Mrs (Judy) Judith Helen JAKINS, AM (1940 - )

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Date of Birth: 08/02/1940
Place of Birth: Bourke, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death:
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Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 30 Apr 1984 01 Jul 1991 7 years 2 months 2 days A Member of the directly elected Legislative Council. Date of Election 24 March 1984.
Political Party Activity
National Party. Member of the National Party Bourke Branch until 1983 (Secretary 1976-1982). Member of the National Party Dubbo Branch since 1983. Chairman Broken Hill State Electoral Council 1980-1982. National Party Central Council 1980-1984 (executive member 1982-1984). New South Wales Womens Representative on Federal Council 1982-1984. Endorsed candidate Legislative Council 1981. First woman elected to represent the National Party in New South Wales in 1984.
Community Activity
Founding member (1971) Isolated Childrens Parents Association, Federal Treasurer 5 years (life member of the Bourke branch). Federal Treasurer of the Isolated Childrens Parents Association for 5 years. Trustee of the Australian Science Communicators Foundation Incorporated. Member Zonta International, past and supporter/member/office bearer of many community organizations. Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1977.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Nurse (mothercraft) and later a grazier in the Western Division of New South Wales. Certified mothercraft nurse 1959. Grazier 1973-1982. Educated at correspondence school for 4 years and Marsden School at Bathurst 1951 - 1956. Tresillian trained mothercraft nurse 1958 - 1959. Zoological Parks Board of New South Wales 1992 - 1995, Board of Royal Flying Doctor Service 1993 - 2001, Board of Returned Serviceman's Leagues Aged Care Association (Dubbo) 1994 - 2003, Rotary Club of Dubbo Macquarie (president 2003 - 2004) 1995 - . Royal Flying Doctor Service Dubbo Support Group 1993 - . Member of Guide Dog Association of New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory. Recreational interests include reading, music, education.
Military Service
Honours Received

Awarded Dubbo City Award for services to the community 2003. Paul Harris Fellow for Services to the Community and Rotary International 2000. Member of the Order of Australia awarded for significant service to the community of New South Wales, particularly through local and state government roles, to aero-medical organisations, and to the education of isolated children in the Queen's Birthday 2016 honours list.

Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman of Dubbo City Council 1991 - 1995.
Daughter of Robert Strahorn Penzer and Kathleen Nellie Penzer. Married (unknown) in 1961, and had issue, 3 sons. Divorced 1983.
Additional Information
Member of Former Members of New South Wales Parliament Association