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Cunningham, Hon Junita Irene (Nita)

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Birth Date: 12 February 1939 (Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 6 February 2015 (Queensland)

Family: 1 son, 1 daughter


Mayor of Bundaberg, 1991 to 1998; Alderman and Deputy Mayor of Bundaberg, 1988 to 1991; Executive Member, Urban Local Government Association of Queensland; Chairman, Bundaberg and District Local Government Association; Chairman, Bundaberg and Burnett Counter Disaster Committee; Founding Managing Director, Bundaberg Income Tax Consultants

Party Positions:

  1. (ALP) Vice President, Bundaberg Branch
  2. (ALP) Member, Ministerial Legislative Committees: State Development, Innovation, Health, Primary Industry and Fisheries, from 1 Oct 2004
  3. (ALP) Member, Ministerial Legislative Committees: State Development and Innovation; Health; Primary Industries and Fisheries, from 15 Mar 2004
  4. (ALP) Member, Ministerial Legislative Committee: Deputy Premier, State Development and Trade, Jul 1998 - 23 Jan 2001
  5. (ALP) Member, Ministerial Legislative Committee: Environment and Heritage and Natural Resources, Jul 1998 - 23 Jan 2001
  6. (ALP) Member, Ministerial Legislative Committee: Communication and Information, Local Government, Planning, Regional and Rural Communities, Jul 1998 - 23 Jan 2001

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Bundaberg 13 Jun 1998 14 Aug 2006 Retired

Speeches: All Speeches

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Member, Estimates Committee E 11 May 2005 9 Aug 2005
Member, Estimates Committee A 20 May 2004 16 Aug 2004
Minister for Local Government and Planning 30 Nov 2000 12 Feb 2004
Member, Estimates Committee E 22 Jun 2000 22 Aug 2000
Member, Estimates Committee A 27 Aug 1999 25 Oct 1999
Member, Estimates Committee A 15 Sep 1998 19 Oct 1998
Chairman, Select Committee on Travelsafe 30 Jul 1998 23 Jan 2001

Additional Information

Notes: Interests include reading, sewing and fishing. Deputy Chairman, Bundaberg Port Authority. Member, Queensland Centenary of Federation Committee. Member, Council of Central Queensland University. Patron or Honorary Vice-President of 15 community organisations

Sources: Image sourced from the collection of the Queensland Parliamentary Library and Research Service

[Last Modified: Tuesday, 20 June 2017]