Hon Grace Grace

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Electorate
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Party
Australian Labor Party (ALP)

Date of Election
25 November 2017

Previous Representation
Brisbane Central - ALP (31 Jan 2015 - 24 Nov 2017)
Brisbane Central - ALP (13 Oct 2007 - 23 Mar 2012)

Speeches
Inaugural | All Speeches

Contact details

Electorate Office Address
Unit 2 Hill House, 541 Boundary Street
(Corner Bradley Street)
SPRING HILL QLD 4000

Phone: (07) 3145 9100
Fax: (07) 3145 9109
Email: mcconnel@parliament.qld.gov.au

Ministerial Office Postal Address
GPO Box 611
BRISBANE QLD 4001
Ministerial Office
1 William Street
BRISBANE QLD 4000

Phone: (07) 3719 7110
Fax: n/a
Email: education@ministerial.qld.gov.au, employmentir@ministerial.qld.gov.au

Parliamentary Service

Current:

  • Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations: 12 Dec 2017

Past:

  • Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs: 8 Dec 2015 - 11 Dec 2017
  • Deputy Speaker: 26 Mar 2015 - 16 Feb 2016
  • Member, Parliamentary Crime and Misconduct Committee: 16 Jun 2011 - 17 May 2012
  • Member, Ethics Committee: 16 Jun 2011 - 23 Mar 2012
  • Deputy Government Whip: 22 Jun 2011 - 19 Feb 2012
  • Member, Scrutiny of Legislation Committee: 23 Apr 2009 - 30 Jun 2011
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee: 30 Oct 2007 - 20 Mar 2009
  • Member, Estimates Committee D: 2008 - 2008
  • Member, Review of Organ and Tissue Donation Procedures Select Committee: 12 May 2008 - 28 Nov 2008

Career

General Secretary, Queensland Council of Unions, October 2000 - October 2007; Assistant General Secretary, Queensland Council of Unions, July 1995 - October 2000; Advisor, the Hon Gary Johns, Ass Minister for Industrial Relations, February 1994 - July 1995; Industrial Officer, ACTU Queensland Branch, October 1990 - February 1994; Industrial Officer, Finance Sector Union, February 1980 - October 1990

Party Positions:
  1. (ALP) Former Branch President. -
  2. (ALP) Former State and National ALP Conference Delegate. -
  3. (ALP) Former Delegate to FEC and SEC. -
  4. (ALP) Former Employment, Training and Industrial Relations Policy Committee member. -
  5. (ALP) Former Electoral College member. -

Personal

Birth Date: 12 August 1958 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Family: 1 daughter

Education: Bachelor of Labour Studies; Associate Diploma in Industrial Relations; Masters/Graduate Diploma Level - Harvard Trade Union Program; Certificate of Superannuation Management (ASFA)

Additional Information

Ministerial email addresses for Hon Grace Grace
• Minister for Employment and I.R.: employmentir@ministerial.qld.gov.au
• Minister for Racing: racing@ministerial.qld.gov.au
• Minister for Multicultural Affairs: multicultural@ministerial.qld.gov.au

Notes: First woman elected as General Secretary, Queensland Council of Unions. Awarded Centenary Medal. Fellow Safety Institute of Australia FISA (Hon). Interests include reading non-fiction books; movies and the cinema; Italian cooking; labour and industrial history. Member of Opens Doors in the Fortitude Valley, the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre, the Sicilian Association of Queensland and other local community organisations. ; Patron of the Queensland Asbestos Related Disease Support Society. Former Board Member of the Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund and past Governor of the Queensland Community Foundation.

Publications: Queensland Parliament, Members List, Biography, http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/