Honourable Jo Palmer MLC

Legislative Council

Liberal Member for Rosevears
Minister for Primary Industries and Water
Minister for Disability Services
Minister for Women


About Jo

Hon. Jo Palmer MLC

I am passionate about increasing community pride, local jobs and small business growth, and have great belief in the power of education. I believe a hand-up offers far greater long-term benefits than a hand-out and am committed to the importance of individual responsibility.


I have served Tasmania for 20 years as a trusted journalist and news reader.


Hon. Jo Palmer MLC and family


I live with my husband and four children in West Launceston, having grown up in Trevallyn since the age of six.


Elected August 2020. Inaugural speech September 15th 2020. With your support I will be your trusted voice for Rosevears in Parliament and within the State Government.

Civic and Community

I have supported our community in Ambassador roles for sick or traumatised children, people with disabilities and medical research. I am also a Tasmanian of the Year recipient for my charity work and am involved with a number of State, Regional Committees for example:

  • Board Member – Rascal Robots
  • Club Patron - Beauty Point Bowls and Community Club
  • Club Patron – Launceston Little Athletics Club
  • Membership – Launceston Chamber of Commerce
  • Membership – Tas Women in Agriculture
  • Vice Patron - Port Dalrymple Yacht Club
  • Tasmanian Ambassador The Clown Doctors