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Chapman, Yvonne Ann

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Birth Date: 20 January 1940 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Jack Owen Yourell and Irene (nee Lerch)

Family: Graeme Chapman on 21 April 1957, 1 son, 1 daughter

Education: Banyo Primary and High schools

Religion: Church of England


Secretary, Australian Paper Mills Ltd, Petrie; Partner, husband's steel fabricating business

Party Positions:

  1. (NP) Member, Pine Rivers Electorate Council
  2. (NP) Chairman, Murrumba Electorate Council
  3. (NP) Member, Government Party Committees: Public Works, Main Roads, Expo and Police; Transport; Mines and Energy; Northern Development, Community Services and Ethnic Affairs; Local Government and Racing
  4. (NP) Member, Government Party Committees: Premier's; Local Government; Main Roads and Racing; Works and Housing; Health, 1983 - 1986

Local Government Service: Councillor, Pine Rivers Shire, 1976 to 2009; Deputy Chairman, Pine Rivers Shire Council, 1982 to 1983; Mayor, Pine Rivers Shire Council, 1994 to 2009

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly NP Pine Rivers 22 Oct 1983 2 Dec 1989

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Minister for Transport and Ethnic Affairs 25 Sep 1989 7 Dec 1989
Minister for Family Services, Youth and Ethnic Affairs 1 Dec 1986 1 Dec 1987
Minister for Welfare Services, Youth and Ethnic Affairs 6 Feb 1986 1 Dec 1986
Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Japan, Hawaii and Western United States 1985
Member, Printing Committee 1983 1986
Member, Refreshment Rooms Committee 1983 1986

Additional Information

Notes: Interests include tennis and horse riding. Member: Pine Rivers Fire Brigade Board; Queensland Local Government Association; North Coast Local Government Association; and the Cities and Towns Association. Chairman, Murrumba Grant Association. Patron: Pine Rivers Rugby League Club; Pine Rivers Marching Girls Club; and netball, boy scouts, ladies bowling, soccer and water sports clubs. Mrs Chapman was the first female cabinet minister in Queensland

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

[Last Modified: Friday, 4 August 2017]