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Victorian Labor MP Jane Garrett dies at the age of 49

Ms Garrett was not seeking re-election in November.

Victorian Labor MP & former minister Jane Garrett has died, according to a statement from her family.

Ms Garrett was the Member for Brunswick from 2010 until 2018, when she transferred to the Eastern Victoria Region in the Victorian Legislative Council.

Before entering parliament, Garrett served as a senior advisor to then-Premier Steve Bracks from 2000 until 2004.

Garrett was also formerly the Minister for Emergency Services and Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming & Liquor Regulation.

The Herald Sun reports her family her death in a statement.

"We are devastated by the passing this afternoon of our beloved mother, sister, daughter, dear friend Jane Garrett, following a long battle with cancer."

"Unfortunately, Jane’s cancer recently returned after some time in remission, and she was admitted to hospital earlier this week."

"We wish to thank the staff at the Epworth Freemasons for their love and care of Jane over the last years and in particular over the past week."

"We will remember Jane always for her contagious love of life and people; her intense compassion and the drive which made her a very fierce advocate for women and those most disadvantaged. Her intellect, wit and generosity are irreplaceable, and her loss leaves a huge hole in the Garrett family."

Garret announced in December last year that she was not seeking re-election at the November state election.

She was 49.

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