Jayne Stinson is an award-winning TV and radio journalist who has spent more than a decade reporting on our courts and social justice issues including child protection, domestic violence, mental health and multiculturalism.
Jayne began her journalism career with the ABC and later reported for Ten News and the Seven Network. Jayne has also worked overseas in India, Cambodia and Africa.
Jayne’s family battled unemployment when she was young, and she knows the value of education, training, and a secure job – as well as a social safety net.
Jayne’s Dad ran his own small business in the manufacturing sector. Unfortunately, he suffered a serious back injury at work, requiring years of intense treatment. Jayne knows firsthand the value of public health care and protecting workers’ rights.
A quality public education made all the difference in Jayne’s life, and the lives of her younger sisters. It meant she had the chance to complete school, go to uni and get a decent job, despite the challenges her family faced.
Jayne is passionate about community safety and the protection of vulnerable children. She has Chaired the Victim Support Service and served on the Board of pro bono legal organisation JusticeNet. Jayne is a member of Millswood-Clarence Park Neighbourhood Watch and a White Ribbon Advocate. Jayne has also hosted and helped organise the annual White Ribbon Breakfast for several years.
With Irish and German heritage, Jayne strongly believes everyone deserves to feel included in Australia. That’s why she’s a Welcome to Australia Ambassador and volunteered with the Australian Refugee Association.
Jayne lives in Black Forest in the heart of the electorate of Badcoe. On weekends Jayne can be found at the Showground markets, watching the Goodwood Saints or soaking up our diverse arts scene.