Ms Rosslyn (Ros) Bates


Ms Rosslyn (Ros) Bates
Electorate: Mudgeeraba - View Map(.pdf)
Party: LNP
Election date: 21 March 2009

Contact details

Electorate Office Address

Mudgeeraba Professional Centre
Swan Lane

Electorate Office Postal Address

PO Box 897

Phone: (07) 5601 7100
Fax: n/a
Email:  [email protected]

Parliamentary Service

  • Shadow Minister for Medical Research: 16 Nov 2020
  • Shadow Minister for Health and Ambulance Services: 15 Dec 2017
  • Shadow Minister for Women: 15 Dec 2017
  • Shadow Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Child Safety and the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence and Shadow Minister for Disability Services and Seniors: 26 May 2016 - 14 Dec 2017
  • Shadow Minister for Communities, Child Safety, Disabilities Services and the Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence: 10 May 2016 - 26 May 2016
  • Deputy Opposition Whip: 22 Feb 2016 - 9 May 2016
  • Member, Ethics Committee: 18 Feb 2016 - 10 May 2016
  • Member, Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic Family Violence Prevention Committee: 18 Feb 2016 - 10 May 2016
  • Member, Health and Ambulance Services Committee: 27 Mar 2015 - 18 Feb 2016
  • Member, Health and Community Services Committee: 16 Apr 2013 - 6 Jan 2015
  • Minister for Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts: 3 Apr 2012 - 15 Feb 2013
  • Member, Finance and Administration Committee: 16 Jun 2011 - 19 Feb 2012
  • Shadow Minister for Government Services, Building Industry, Information and Communication Technology: 11 Apr 2011 - 19 Feb 2012
  • Member, Social Development Committee: 23 Apr 2009 - 16 Jun 2011


Prior to election - Various clinical and administrative positions in Victoria (1981 – 1998); General Manager, Wesley Gold Coast Hospital, Southport (1998 – 2001); Clinical Science Associate, Genzyme Australasia, QLD, WA, NT and NZ (2001 – 2006); Director, Government & Media Relations, Entrée Vous Pty Ltd (2006 – 2009).
Party Positions:
  1. (LNP) Member, Liberal National Party State Council. 2008
  2. (LNP) Chairman, Mudgeeraba State Electoral Council. 2008
  3. (LNP) Member, Liberal National Party (QLD Division) of the Federal Liberal Party. 2008
Official Awards: Prime Minister’s Centenary of Federation Medal for Services to the Australian Community in Health in 2001; Royal Australian College of Nursing Distinguished Nursing Services Award (QLD Division) in 2001; Queensland Telstra Business Woman of the Year Award (AusIndustry Category) in 2000.
Community Activity: Patron of: The Carrara Saints AFL Club, The Gold Coast Dolphins Cricket Club, The Hinterland District Netball Association, The Magic United Football Club, The Mudgeeraba Hockey Club, The Mudgeeraba Little Athletics Club, The Mudgeeraba Bowls Club, The Mudgeeraba Pony and Hack Club, The Mudgeeraba Redbacks Rugby League Club, The Mudgeeraba Redsox Baseball Club, The Mudgeeraba Soccer Club, The Mudgeeraba Spartans Junior AFL Club, The Mudgeeraba Tennis Club, The Robina Braves Baseball Club, The Robina Raptors Junior Rugby League Club, The Mudgeeraba-Nerang Cricket Club, The Bonogin Valley Bulls Cricket Club, Merrimac Football Club, Cricket Gold Coast, Gold Coast Knights Football Club, Mudgeeraba Scouts, Mudgeeraba Amateur Swimming Club, The Robina City Soccer Club Inc, Mudgeeraba Show Society, Gold Coast Hinterland Heritage Museum Inc., Community Lapidary & Silversmithing Club Inc, Hinterland Community Band, Mudgeeraba Lighthorse Ros is a Member of the Mudgeeraba Lions Club, Robina Rotary Club, Mudgeeraba-Springbrook CWA, Mudgeeraba Chamber of Commerce, Mudgeeraba Action Group. Ros is also patron for the Act for Mason group.


Birth Date: 25 May 1962 (Healesville, Victoria)
Education: Mount Lilydale College, Lilydale, Victoria (1974 – 1978); Diploma of Enrolled Nursing, Prince Henry’s Hospital, Melbourne (1980 – 1981); Diploma of Nursing-Registered General Nurse, Box Hill Hospital, Box Hill, Victoria (1983 – 1986).