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photo The Hon Desley Carole BOYLE MP
Member for Cairns
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 for Cairns, 13 June 1998. Re-elected 2001, 2004, 2006 and 21 March 2009.
Ministerial and Shadow Ministerial Appointments   Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships from 26 March 2009. Minister for Local Government from March 2009 and 12 February 2004 - 13 September 2006. Minister for Tourism; Regional Development; Industry, 13 September 2007 - 26 March 2009. Minister for Child Safety, 13 September 2006 - 13 September 2007. Minister for Environment, 25 August 2004 - 13 September 2006. Minister for; Planning, 25 August 2004 - 13 September 2006 and 12 February 2004 - 11 March 2004. Minister for Women of Queensland, 25 August 2004 - 13 September 2006.
Committee Service   Member, Legal Constitutional and Administrative Review Committee, 30 July 1998 - 23 January 2001. Member, Estimates Committee A 1998 and 1999. Member, Gaming Review Committee, May 1999 - December 1999. Member, Parliamentary Criminal Justice Committee from 2 May 2001 - 31 December 2001. Member of the following Ministerial Legislative Committees: Tourism, Sport and Racing; Treasurer; Employment, Training and Industrial Relations; Health (from July 1998), and Public Works and Housing (from May 1999); Deputy Premier; Employment, Training, Arts; Health; State Development; and Public Works, Housing (from March 2001).
Party Positions   Secretary, Cairns Branch of the ALP; Delegate, Leichardt FDE.
Local Government Service   Alderman, Cairns City Council 1988 - 1991 & 1991 - 1994; Deputy Mayor, Cairns, 1990 - 1992.
Other Positions   Previous positions include: Director of Desley Boyle & Associates, private psychologists, Cairns. Previous positions: President, FNQ Employment; Chairperson, FNQ Family Resource Service; Spokesperson, FNQ Friends of the ABC. Board Member, Lifeline FNQ; Chairperson, Peninsula and Torres Strait Regional Health Authority; Chairperson, Northern Australia Development Council; Board Member, Cairns Port Authority. Member of the following organisations: Australian Institute of Management; Cairns Women's Advisory Committee; Employee Assistance Professionals Association; Cairns Region Economic Development Corporation; FNQ Youth Suicide Prevention Taskforce; Cairns Chamber of Commerce; Cairns Businesswomen's Club; Friends of the Botanic Gardens.
Former Occupations   Clinical and organisational psychologist.
Qualifications   B.Sc. (Hons); M.Psych.; M.B.A.
Electoral Address   PO Box 15031
Cairns QLD 4870
Telephone   (07) 4051 2868
Fax   (07) 4051 6760
Other Addresses   Office 1 'McLeod South', 78-84 Spence St, Cairns QLD 4870.
Date of Birth   29/3/48
Place of Birth   Newcastle, NSW
Married/Children   3 children
Interests   Politics, theatre, film and contemporary music

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