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Jonty has a national reputation as proven campaigner.

Following the domestic violence homicides of her father and younger sister, Jonty has advocated for the rights of victims of violent crime.

In 2009, she was recognised nationally as the Young Australian of the Year for her work, including her development of Queensland's One Punch Can Kill anti-violence campaign. 

Jonty has a Bachelor of Business Management and a Masters in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Prior to politics she was the CEO of a statewide community group, and accumulated ten years experience in the public service working with crime victims and offenders, children in child protection and those experiencing Queensland's mental health and disability systems.

Jonty has worked on Ministerial taskforces, was appointed to Queensland’s inaugural Sentencing Advisory Council and is currently a board member of the Danny Green Stop The Coward Punch program.

Jonty is currently a member of the Legal Affairs and Safety Committee and the Parliamentary Crime and Corruption Committee and is a Temporary Speaker of the House.

Importantly, Jonty is a mum and step-mother to four beautiful daughters, and with her partner runs a small business. She is a barefoot and ultra-marathon runner, a vegan, avid bookworm mum to fur-baby Benji!

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