Queensland

LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY- 55th PARLIAMENT OF QUEENSLAND

 

Number of Women MPs

% of total number of seats held by party

Liberal National Party 8 of 42 19%
Labor 17 of 42 40.5%
Independent 0 of 3 0%
Katter’s Australia Party 0 of 2 0%

Total

25 of 89 Legislative Assembly Members

28.1%

As of September 2016

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Female ‘firsts’ achieved in the Queensland Parliament

First female Governor
Leneen Forde AC
Appointed 1992

First female Premier
Anna Bligh
Appointed 2007

First female Premier to be popularly elected
Anna Bligh
Elected 2009

First female Speaker
Fiona Simpson
Appointed May 2012

First female Leader of the Opposition
Annastacia Palaszczuk
Appointed 2012

First female Deputy Premier
Joan Sheldon AM
Appointed 1996

First female Deputy Speaker
Grace Grace
Appointed 2015

First female Cabinet Minister
Yvonne Chapman
Appointed Minister for Welfare Services, Youth and Ethnic Affairs on 31 January 1986

First female Treasurer
Joan Sheldon AM
Appointed 1996

First female Attorney General
Linda Lavarch
Appointed July 2005

First female Indigenous Minister
Leeanne Enoch (Minister for Housing and Public Works and Minister for Science and Innovation)
Appointed 2015

First female Minister responsible for State Development
Anna Bligh
Appointed 28 July 2005

First female Minister responsible for Health
Leisha Harvey
Appointed 9 December 1987

First female Minister responsible for Police
Judith Spence
Appointed 12 February 2004

First female Minister responsible for Education
Joan Sheldon
Appointed 19 February 1996

First woman elected to the Queensland Legislative Assembly
Irene Maud Longman
Elected in 1929 for the Country and Progressive Nationalist Party

First woman elected from National Party
Vicky Kippin
Elected 1974

First woman elected from Liberal Party
Rosemary Kyburz
Elected 1974

First woman elected from Labor Party
Vi Jordan
Elected 1966

Compiled by Research and Information Service, Queensland Parliamentary Library & Research Service