Ian Walker (politician)

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Ian Walker
Shadow Attorney-General, Shadow Minister for Justice and Planning
Assumed office
6 May 2016
Leader Tim Nicholls
Preceded by

(Attorney-General and Justice)

Tim Nicholls (Planning)
Shadow Attorney-General and Shadow Minister for Justice, Industrial Relations and Arts
In office
14 February 2015 – 6 May 2016
Leader Lawrence Springborg
Preceded by Yvette D'Ath
Succeeded by

(Attorney-General and Justice) Jarrod Bleijie (Industrial Relations)

Tim Nicholls (Arts)
Minister for Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts
In office
17 February 2013 – 14 February 2015
Premier Campbell Newman
Preceded by Ros Bates
Succeeded by

Leeanne Enoch
(Science and Innovation)

Annastacia Palaszczuk (Arts)
Member of the Queensland Parliament
for Mansfield
Assumed office
24 March 2012
Preceded by Phil Reeves
Personal details
Born (1954-11-18) 18 November 1954 (age 62)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Political party Liberal National
Profession Solicitor

Ian Bradley Walker (born 18 November 1954) is an Australian Liberal National politician. He is the current member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland for Mansfield, having defeated Phil Reeves at the 2012 Queensland state election.[1] He retained the seat in the 2015 state election.[2]

Following the LNP's electoral victory in 2012, Walker was appointed Assistant Minister for Planning Reform on 3 April 2012,[3] on 17 February 2013, then Premier Campbell Newman appointed Walker as the new Minister for Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts after the resignation of Ros Bates.[4]

Following the LNP's defeat at the 2015 Queensland election, Walker was succeeded as Minister by Leeanne Enoch (Science and Innovation) and Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk (Arts).

Despite the statewide defeat of the LNP, Ian Walker retained the bellwether seat of Mansfield, though with a small margin of victory.

The Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg appointed Walker to the Shadow Cabinet, giving him the roles of Shadow Attorney-General and Shadow Minister for Justice, Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations and Shadow Minister for the Arts.

Walker was educated at the Anglican Church Grammar School.[5]


  1. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/elections/qld/2012/guide/mans.htm
  2. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/news/qld-election-2015/guide/mans/
  3. ^ "Premier announces new Ministry". Department of Premier and Cabinet. 30 March 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Ian Walker to be new Qld arts minister". Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  5. ^ Mason, James (2011). Churchie: The Centenary Register. Brisbane, Australia: The Anglican Church Grammar School. ISBN 978-0-646-55807-3. 

External links[edit]

Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Phil Reeves
Member for Mansfield