|Minister for Health of Queensland|
16 February 2015
|Preceded by||Lawrence Springborg|
|Minister for Ambulance Services of Queensland|
16 February 2015
|Minister for Industrial Relations of Queensland|
26 March 2009 – 26 March 2012
|Preceded by||John Mickel|
|Succeeded by||Office abolished|
|Minister for Education of Queensland|
21 February 2011 – 26 March 2012
|Preceded by||Geoff Wilson|
|Succeeded by||John-Paul Langbroek|
|Attorney-General of Queensland|
26 March 2009 – 21 February 2011
|Preceded by||Kerry Shine|
|Succeeded by||Paul Lucas|
|Member of the Queensland Parliament for Greenslopes|
21 March 2009 – 24 March 2012
|Preceded by||Desley Scott|
|Succeeded by||Ian Kaye|
|Member of the Queensland Parliament for Woodridge|
31 January 2015
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
Cameron Robert Dick is an Australian politician and member of the Australian Labor Party. He is the Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services in the Palaszczuk Ministry and a member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly, representing the seat of Woodridge. Previously he was Attorney-General, Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations in the Bligh government representing the electorate of Greenslopes.
Family history and early life
Dick's family arrived in Queensland from Scotland in 1862 aboard the sailing ship Conway. His father, a veteran of the Second World War serving in the Royal Australian Navy (1941-1945), was a butcher and later an owner and operator of taxi cabs. His mother was a nurse.
He grew up in the suburb of Holland Park and attended a local primary school, Marshall Road State School.
He is the brother of former ALP State Secretary Milton Dick, a Labor councillor and the Opposition Leader in the Brisbane City Council.
Dick was educated at the Anglican Church Grammar School, formerly known as the Church of England Grammar School. He studied at the University of Queensland, and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws, and later, a Bachelor of Arts. He gained a Master of Law at Trinity Hall, Cambridge.
Following practice as a solicitor in Brisbane, Dick worked as an international development volunteer in the South Pacific island nation of Tuvalu from 1993 to 1996, under the Australian Volunteers Abroad program operated by the then Overseas Service Bureau (now known as Australian Volunteers International), Australia's oldest international volunteer-sending organisation. Dick assisted in the Office of the Attorney-General during his time in Tuvalu, initially as Crown Counsel and then as the acting Attorney-General of Tuvalu for one year. He is a former ex officio Attorney-General of the Pacific Island nation of Tuvalu.
Dick was a solicitor at Crown Law, the Queensland Government’s legal office, and a senior advisor in the Queensland Government, before becoming a barrister in 2006. He practised law prior to his election to the Queensland Parliament.
Dick was elected as the Member for Greenslopes in the Queensland Parliament in the 21 March 2009 Queensland state election. Queensland Premier Anna Bligh asked him to serve as the Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations. He was sworn in as Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations on 26 March 2009. On 21 February 2011 he was sworn in as Minister for Education and Industrial Relations. He lost his seat in the 2012 state election.
Dick is married and has two sons.
- Member Biography. Queensland Parliament. Retrieved on 27 February 2012.
- Cameron Dick - State Member for Greenslopes
- Bar Association of Queensland Directory.
- "Queensland's new Labor Cabinet sworn in at Government House". Australian Broadcasting Corporation 16 February 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
|Parliament of Queensland|
|Member for Greenslopes
|Member for Woodridge