Rosemary Kyburz

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Rosemary Kyburz
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Salisbury
In office
7 December 1974 – 22 October 1983
Preceded byDoug Sherrington
Succeeded byWayne Goss
Personal details
Rosemary Annette Plim

(1944-04-16) 16 April 1944 (age 75)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Political partyLiberal Party
Spouse(s)Rolf Kyburz
Rob Akers
OccupationSchool teacher

Rosemary Annette Kyburz (née Plim; born 16 April 1944) Member of the Queensland State Parliament (1974–1983) as the Liberal Member for Salisbury.[1]

Kyburz married fellow politician Rob Akers while in parliament, the first time sitting members had married each other; the two would have two children. Another first was Kyburz giving birth to her first son while a parliamentarian.[1]

Kyburz was a well-known supporter of feminist causes in 1970s Queensland politics, she and her husband both lost their seats in the 1983 Liberal Party electoral collapse after National Party Premier (Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen) characterised many of the Liberal Party members of his Coalition government as "ratbags".[citation needed]

She later stated that she would prefer to lose her seat to a Labor Party candidate than a National: she received her wish, being defeated in 1983, shortly after giving birth, by Wayne Goss.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Kyburz was born Rosemary Annette Plim in Sydney, Australia, daughter of John Bruce Plim and Zoe Rose Plim, she married her first husband, Rolf Kyburz in Argentina.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Doug Sherrington
Member for Salisbury
Succeeded by
Wayne Goss