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
|Member of the ACT Legislative Assembly|
18 October 2008 – 20 October 2012
|Preceded by||Karin MacDonald|
|Succeeded by||Andrew Wall|
|Born||4 December 1971|
|Political party||ACT Greens|
|Alma mater||Griffith University|
Early life and educationEdit
Bresnan grew up in Brisbane. She studied at Griffith University. 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.
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.
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.
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.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ "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.
- ↑ "Greens Team of Three Tackles Majority Rule". The Canberra Times. Fairfax Media. 2008-06-05.
- ↑ "Amanda Bresnan". ACT Greens. 2009. Archived from the original on 13 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-27.