Mr Barry O'Rourke

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Australian Labor Party (ALP)

Date of Election
25 November 2017

Inaugural | All Speeches

Contact details

Electorate Office Postal Address
PO Box 148
Electorate Office Address
Level 1, 192 Quay Street

Phone: (07) 4994 2100
Fax: n/a
Email: [email protected]

Parliamentary Service

Current: No current Parliamentary Service


  • Member, Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee: 15 Feb 2018 - 6 Oct 2020


I commenced work as a filing clerk in Queensland Health at 16 years of age in 1980. Over the ensuing 37 years, I spent the bulk of my career in the Department of Housing and I was promoted through numerous jobs across Queensland to the position of Regional Director, Central Queensland and North Coast Region for the Department of Housing and Public Works. Responsibilities included aboriginal housing, urban public housing planning, construction, maintenance and tenancy management. Job locations included Brisbane, Gold Coast, Mount Isa and Rockhampton. Over many years the roles carried significant budgetary and staffing responsibilities, requiring skills in strategic planning, effective leadership of people, and operational management.

Official Awards: 2016 Department of Housing and Public Works Australia Day Medallion for coordination and front line management of Housing response to Cyclone Marcia.

Community Activity: Involved in various sporting clubs with our children, soccer, swimming, football, Apex, Rotary.


Birth Date: 17 November 1963 (Ayr, Queensland, Australia)

Family: Married (2 children)

Education: Senior Certificate

Religion: Roman Catholic