Electoral district of Cairns
Cairns is an electoral district in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland in the state of Queensland, Australia. The division encompasses the central business district and inner-suburbs of Cairns, in Far North Queensland. Major locations include Bungalow, Kanimbla and Woree. Created in 1888, Cairns has tended to be a safe Labor seat with a blue-collar economy based on sugar and railways. However, in recent decades such industry has been surpassed in importance by tourism and service industries for wealthier retirees and has grown marginal; this trend culminated in 2012, when Gavin King took the seat for the LNP on a massive swing of over 13 percent, becoming the first conservative to hold the seat since 1904. The seat reverted to its Labor ways in 2015, when Rob Pyne defeated King on a swing larger than the one King picked up three years earlier. Pyne quit the party to become an independent in 2016, he was defeated by Labor's Michael Healy in 2017. Electorate Profile
Electoral district of Cleveland
Cleveland was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland from 1992 to 2017. Based in the northern part of Redland City Council, the district included the suburbs of Wellington Point, Ormiston and Thornlands, it covers the entirety of North Stradbroke Island. In the 2017 electoral redistribution, the Electoral Commission of Queensland changed the name of the electorate to Oodgeroo. Electorate Profile
Electoral district of Clayfield
Clayfield is an electoral division of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland. It is centred on the inner northern suburb of Clayfield in the state capital of Brisbane; the seat was first created in 1950, returned members for the Liberal Party until its abolition in 1977. The bulk of the seat was merged into nearby Merthyr, it was recreated in 1992 as part of the electoral reforms that ended Bjelke-Petersen-era malapportionment, was won by Liberal candidate Santo Santoro, the last member for Merthyr and a Borbidge government minister. Santoro was re-elected in 1996 and 1998, but was defeated in a shock result in 2001 by actress and Labor candidate Liddy Clark. Clark held on to the safe Liberal seat for two terms, but after a controversy-scarred term as a minister, was defeated by Liberal candidate Tim Nicholls in 2006. A redistribution in 2008 made Clayfield notionally Labor by 0.2%, but the Liberal National Party achieved a swing strong enough for Nicholls to retain his seat in the 2009 election.
Nicholls was the last deputy leader of the state Liberal Party from 2007 to 2009, served as state Treasurer in the Newman government, was leader of the LNP from 2016 to 2017. Electorate Profile
Electoral district of Yeerongpilly
Yeerongpilly was a Legislative Assembly electorate the state of Queensland. Named for the suburb with the same name, the electorate was renamed before the 2001 elections from the previous name of Yeronga. In 2017, it was replaced by the electoral district of Miller. Yeerongpilly was bordered by the Brisbane River and Oxley Creek to the north and west, while the electoral districts of Greenslopes, South Brisbane and Sunnybank bordered it on the east and south; the division included suburbs in Brisbane's inner south, including Annerley, Moorooka, Rocklea, Tarragindi and Yeerongpilly. Many landmarks, including the Nathan campus of Griffith University and the Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre fell in the electorate; as redistributions alter an electorate's area and demographic profile, the 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics was the main source of information relating to the electorate. At the time of the 2006 census, the median age was thirty-five, as opposed to the state average of thirty-six.
69.5% of residents were born in Australia, below the state average of 75.2%. The percentage of Catholicism and Irreligion followers is in line with state averages, yet Anglicanism is somewhat less. At 27.4%, the percentage of professionals as an occupation was higher than both the state average, 17.1%, the national average, 19.8%. The percentage of labourers and managers, were lower than the national averages; the median income of the district is similar to the rest of the nation. The suburb of Yeerongpilly is noted for its large Asian population, the district's Sudanese-born population was twelve times the national average; the electorate of Yeronga was formed in 1950, with the Liberal Party's Winston Noble holding the seat for fourteen years. Norman Lee of the Liberal party held the seat until 1989. Matt Foley of the Labor party won the seat. In 2001, the seat was renamed to Yeerongpilly. At the 2004 state election, Matt Foley chose not to run for the seat again, with Simon Finn taking his place in the seat.
In the 2006 redistribution, the suburbs of Archerfield, Coopers Plains and Tennyson were lost, yet the suburbs of Fairfield and Wellers Hill were gained. In 2017, Yeerongpilly was replaced by the electoral district of Miller. Electorate Profile
Peter Douglas Beattie is a former Australian politician who served as the 36th Premier of Queensland, in office from 1998 to 2007. He was the state leader of the Labor from 1996 to 2007. Beattie grew up in Atherton, Queensland, he worked as a union secretary before entering politics. Beattie was elected to the Queensland Legislative Assembly at the 1989 state election, he served as a government minister from 1995 to 1996 under Wayne Goss, replaced Goss as party leader following a change in government. As leader of the opposition, Beattie led the Labor Party back to power at the 1998 election, won further victories at the 2001, 2004 and 2006 elections, he was succeeded by his deputy Anna Bligh. After retiring as premier, Beattie was appointed to a series of public relations positions with the state and federal Labor governments, he made an unsuccessful attempt to enter federal politics at the 2013 election, standing in the Division of Forde. In 2016, Beattie was made chairman of the organising committee for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.
He was appointed chairman of the Australian Rugby League Commission in February 2018. Beattie was born in Sydney as the youngest of seven children, he was raised by his grandmother at Atherton, a small town in North Queensland, attended Atherton State High School. He moved to Brisbane to attend the University of Queensland, graduating with a Bachelor of Laws degree, he was President of the Student Club at St John's College. He completed a Master of Arts degree from Queensland University of Technology, began practising as a lawyer. Prior to his election to parliament, Beattie was a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and secretary of the Railway Stationmasters' Union. In 1974, he joined the Australian Labor Party, in opposition for 17 years and had just suffered the worst defeat in its history at the hands of the dominant National Party Premier, Joh Bjelke-Petersen. In the 1980 federal election, Beattie was the Labor candidate for the federal Division of Ryan and was defeated by the Liberal incumbent John Moore, but achieving a 3 percent two party preferred swing in the process.
Beattie became involved in the campaign led by Dr Denis Murphy to reform the Queensland branch of the party, dominated by elderly and conservative trade union leaders. In 1981 the federal Labor Party leader, Bill Hayden, led a federal intervention in Queensland, Beattie became Queensland State Secretary. Eight years Wayne Goss became Queensland's first Labor Premier since Vince Gair in 1957. At the 1989 election Beattie was elected to the Queensland Parliament as MP for Brisbane Central. Something of a maverick within the parliamentary party during his early term, Beattie was mistrusted by faction leaders and kept out of the ministry, his main post was as chairman of the parliamentary committee overseeing the Criminal Justice Commission, a role in which he took the side of CJC Commissioner Sir Max Bingham against the Goss government, earning Goss's ire. Beattie publicly criticised Goss for being out of touch. Goss did not appoint him to the ministry until Labor's near defeat at the 1995 election, where Beattie became Minister for Health.
He was only in office for three months before the Goss government lost office following defeat in the Mundingburra by-election. Goss stood down as ALP leader, Beattie was elected in his stead, thus becoming Opposition Leader, his first act as Opposition leader was to move a motion in Parliament preventing the new Coalition government under Rob Borbidge from calling an early election. Labor feared; the motion carried. At the 1998 state election Labor won 44 seats out of 89, was only denied a majority when One Nation won six seats that otherwise would have gone to Labor if not for leakage of Coalition preferences; the balance of power rested with two independents, Peter Wellington and Liz Cunningham, the 11 One Nation MPs. Labor needed the support of only one crossbencher to make Beattie premier, while the Coalition needed them all for Borbidge to stay in office. Wellington announced his support for Labor. A few months Charles Rappolt, the One Nation member for Mulgrave, abruptly resigned. Labor's Warren Pitt, who had held the seat from 1989 to 1995, won the ensuing by-election, giving Beattie a majority in his own right.
Pitt would have retaken his old seat a few months earlier, if not for Coalition preferences leaking to Rappolt. Shortly before the 2001 election, he faced a crisis when a CJC inquiry - the Shepherdson inquiry - revealed that a number of MPs and party activists, including Deputy Premier Jim Elder, had been engaged in breaches of the Electoral Act by falsely enrolling people to boost their faction's strength in internal party ballots; as well a former State Secretary and newly elected MP Mike Kaiser, a senior adviser to Wayne Goss had been falsely enrolled some 16 years earlier as part of a factional battle. Beattie acted swiftly, forcing a number of MPs to quit politics and forcing Elder to resign as Deputy Premier. In the ensuing campaign, Beattie claimed, he argued the only alternative was a Coalition government propped up by One Nation and former One Nation MPs—an argument that gained particular resonance when Borbidge's own party room reneged on Borbidge's promise not to preference One Nation.
Beattie was rewarded with a smashing victory, winning 66 seats out of 89—the biggest majority Labor has won in an election. It took all but one seat in Brisbane. Beattie’s key agenda was
Desley Carole Boyle is a former Labor politician. Boyle represented the electoral district of Cairns, Queensland in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland and was elected in the 1998 State election and served until 2012 Boyle was the director and clinical psychologist for Desley Boyle and Associates, in Cairns, she held a position with the Cairns' local government from 1988 to 1994, including two years as Deputy Mayor. Boyle held various positions in the Beattie Ministry, she was appointed Minister for Local Government and Planning in February 2004, added the new post of Minister for Women a month later. In August 2004, she added Minister for Minister for the Environment. In a September 2006 reshuffle, she was appointed Minister for Child Safety; when Anna Bligh took over from Beattie in September 2007, Boyle was appointed Minister for Tourism, Regional Development and Industry. Following the 2009 election, she returned to the Local Government portfolio as Minister for Local Government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships.
On 17 February 2011, Boyle announced that she would be retiring at the 2012 state election and stood down from Cabinet four days later. At the election, Labor lost the seat to Gavin King of the Liberal National Party. Desley lives in Tropical North Queensland, she has three grandchildren. Her hobbies include theater and contemporary music. ABC's "2009 State Elections Results for Cairns" Accessed 22 March 2009
Electoral district of Brisbane Central
Brisbane Central was an electoral division in the state of Queensland, Australia. The electorate covered the central portion of Brisbane, including the Brisbane central business district as well as the inner suburbs of Bowen Hills, Fortitude Valley, Kelvin Grove, Spring Hill, New Farm and Windsor, it is bordered on the south by the Brisbane River. The Town of Brisbane was one of the original electorates established by Order-in-Council in 1859. Since the name of the electorate covering what is now the CBD of Brisbane has been variously known as Brisbane City, North Brisbane, Brisbane North, Brisbane. Brisbane Central was created in 1977 and was held from 1989 to 2007 by Labor's Peter Beattie, Premier of Queensland from 1998. Beattie resigned as both Premier and Member for Brisbane Central and a 2007 Brisbane Central by-election was held; the seat was won by Labor candidate Grace Grace. In the 2017 electoral redistribution, the Electoral Commission of Queensland changed the name of the electorate to McConnel.