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photo Hon. Karen STRUTHERS MP
Member for Algester
QLD Legislative Assembly
The information on this page was provided by the parliamentarian or obtained through parliamentary handbooks or web sites. It was correct as at May 2009
Party   Australian Labor Party
State   QLD
Term Expires   March 2012
Parliamentary Service   First elected to Parliament for Archerfield 13 June 1998. Electorate abolished in 1999 redistribution. Re-elected for the new electorate of Algester, 2001, 2004, 2006 and 21 March 2009.
Ministerial and Shadow Ministerial Appointments   Minister for Community Services and Housing; Women from 26 March 2009. Member, Ministerial Legislative Committee of Deputy Premier; Treasurer; Infrastructure; Transport and Main Roads; Health from 28 September 2006. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health, 13 September 2006 - 13 September 2007. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Sport, 2 February 2006 - 13 September 2006.
Parliamentary Party Positions   Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier (Multicultural Affairs) and Minister for Trade from February 2004 - July 2005; Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Employment, Training and Industrial Relations from July 2005 - September 2006; Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Sport February 2006 - September 2007; Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health from September 2006.
Parliamentary Appointments   Member, Council of Griffith University from 11May 2001 - 20 April 2001.
Committee Service   Member, Parliamentary Criminal Justice Committee, 30 July 1998 - 23 January 2001; Member, Review of Gaming in Queensland (1999). Member, Estimates Committee F 1998 and 1999; Chair, Estimates Committee D, 2000; Chair, Legal, Constitutional and Administrative Review Committee May 2001 - January 2004.
Party Positions   Secretary, Archerfield Electoral Executive Committee; Member, Law and Law Enforcement Policy Committee. Secretary, Salisbury Branch; Campaign Director, Moorooka Ward, Brisbane City Council Election Campaign 1997.
Other Positions   Founding member and former Chair of the Coalition for Crime Prevention (1995 - ongoing). Member of the following organisations: Australian Violence Prevention Awards Committee (1995 - 1998); Queensland Community Transport Network (1996 - ongoing); Emily's List (promoting women in politics). Deputy Convenor, Queensland Women's Consultative Council (1994 - 1995).
Former Occupations   Assistant Director - Queensland Council of Social Service.
Qualifications   Bachelor of Social Work (Hons) University of Queensland, 1984. Graduate Management Qualification (G.M.Q.), Graduate School of Management, Griffith University, 1996.
Electoral Address   PO Box 243
Archerfield Qld 4108
Telephone   (07) 3216 6389
Fax   (07) 3216 6143
Other Addresses   Shops 6&7, 1102 Beaudesert Road, Acacia Ridge Qld 4110
Date of Birth   19/2/63
Place of Birth   Adelaide

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