Shannon Fentiman is Queensland’s Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child Safety and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence.
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’s own community experience underpins her commitment to reinvigorating the community and non-government sector and genuine collaboration to support Queensland’s most vulnerable.
A critical priority for Shannon is tackling domestic and family violence and violence against women more broadly, and she plays a key role in the Palaszczuk Government’s urgent efforts to end violence.
Shannon holds a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Hons) from QUT and a Master of Laws from 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 an employment lawyer in Beenleigh. She was also a Judge’s Associate in the Supreme Court of Queensland to her Honour Justice Atkinson.