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Young, Dennis Charles, AM

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Birth Date: 7 August 1947 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Charles Edmund Young and Phyllis Melva (nee Brocker)

Family: Laurel Eastment on 7 December 1968, 2 sons

Education: Kelvin Grove State School; Kelvin Grove State High School

Religion: Church of England


Member, Queensland Police Force; Juvenile Aid Bureau, 1966 to 1974; Executive Director and Superintendent, The Drug Awareness and Relief Foundation since 1988

Party Positions:

  1. (LIB) Member, Government Party Committees: Premier's; Community and Welfare Services; Health; Education and Cultural Activities; Works and Housing
  2. (LIB) Branch Chairman, 1973 - 1975
  3. (LIB) Chairman, Brisbane Area, 1974 - 1975
  4. (LIB) Member, Liberal Party Education Subcommittee, 1974 - 1975
  5. (LIB) Member, Queensland State Executive, 1974 - 1975

Official Awards: In 2018 awarded Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant service to community health in Queensland through alcohol and drug treatment support programs, and to the community

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly LIB Baroona 7 Dec 1974 12 Nov 1977

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Member, Parliamentary Delegation to South-East Asia 1977

Additional Information

Notes: Interests include youth welfare. President, Lang Park Police Youth Club. Secretary: Petrie Terrace After School Care Program; and Baroona Community Forum. Directorate Member, Queensland Police Youth Welfare Association. Co-opted Board Member, Queensland Creche and Kindergarten Association. Member, Lions Club. Associate Member, Royal Academy of Dancing (London)

Sources: Image sourced from the collection of the Queensland Parliamentary Library and Research Service; Courier-Mail, 'Shock diagnosis, surgery led to lifestyle change', 27 August 2008; Waterson, DB and John Arnold, Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1930-1980, (Canberra: ANU Press, 1982)

[Last Modified: Monday, 29 January 2018]