Shannon Fentiman is the Minister for Employment and Small Business and the Minister for Training and Skills Development.
Shannon is committed to social justice and throughout her career has worked to improve the lives of working people. She has also worked in a voluntary capacity for community groups that support women and families in need.
Shannon has been a board member of the Logan Women’s Health and Wellbeing Centre, Secretary of the Centre Against Sexual Violence in Logan and the Duty Solicitor at the Beenleigh Neighbourhood Centre.
Shannon Fentiman holds a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Hons) from QUT and completed her Master of Laws at Melbourne University. She was admitted as a Legal Practitioner in 2007.
Prior to her election to the Queensland Parliament as the Member for Waterford, Shannon worked as a solicitor and also worked as a Judge’s Associate in the Supreme Court of Queensland to her Honour Justice Atkinson.
With considerable experience in employment law, Shannon is committed to the creation and protection of quality jobs in Queensland, and is a passionate advocate for quality education and training opportunities for all members of the community.
Delivering the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s commitment to creating jobs for Queenslanders and supporting local businesses to reach their full potential are Shannon’s main priorities as Minister for Employment and Small Business and the Minister for Skills and Training Development.