John Mickel (politician)

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The Honourable
John Mickel
John Mickel speaks at launch of Secret History of Democracy, Avid Reader, Bouindary St, West End, Brisbane Queensland Australia 110630.jpg
John Mickel speaks at a book launch in Brisbane, Australia in June 2011
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
In office
21 April 2009 – 14 May 2012
Preceded by Mike Reynolds
Succeeded by Fiona Simpson
Minister for Environment of Queensland
In office
12 February 2004 – 25 August 2004
Premier Peter Beattie
Preceded by Dean Wells
Succeeded by Desley Boyle (as Environment, Local Government, Planning and Women)
Minister for Energy of Queensland
In office
25 August 2004 – 13 September 2006
Premier Peter Beattie
Succeeded by Geoff Wilson (as Energy and Mines)
Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Policy of Queensland
In office
3 March 2005 – 13 September 2006
Premier Peter Beattie
Preceded by Elizabeth Clark
Succeeded by Department abolished
Minister for State Development, Industrial Relations, and Employment of Queensland
In office
13 September 2006 – 13 September 2007
Premier Peter Beattie
Preceded by Anna Bligh (State Development)
Tom Barton (Employment and IR)
Succeeded by Desley Boyle (Development)
Himself (Employment and IR)
Minister for Transport, Trade, Employment and Industrial Relations of Queensland
In office
13 September 2007 – 26 March 2009
Premier Anna Bligh
Preceded by Peter Beattie (as Trade)
Paul Lucas (Transport)
Himself (IR and Employment)
Succeeded by Rachel Nolan (as Transport)
Stephen Robertson (as Trade)
Andrew Fraser (Employment)
Cameron Dick (IR)
Member of the Queensland Parliament
for Logan
In office
13 June 1998 – 24 March 2012
Preceded by Wayne Goss
Succeeded by Michael Pucci
Personal details
Political party Australian Labor Party

Reginald John Mickel (born August 1953) is an Australian politician. He was the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland and the Labor member for Logan until the 2012 election. He was succeeded by Fiona Simpson as Speaker following the LNP's landslide victory and defeat of Labor in the 2012 state election.

Early life[edit]

Born in Murgon, Queensland, he attended the University of Queensland where he studied literature and education.

Political career[edit]

In 1979, he joined the Australian Labor Party and was an adviser to federal MP David Beddall. He was later a senior adviser to Queensland Premier Wayne Goss and to Health Minister (later Opposition Leader) Peter Beattie.

In 1998, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Queensland as the Labor member for Logan. He was a minister in various portfolios from 2004 to 2009. He served in Beattie's initial Cabinet as Environment Minister in 2004,[1] but was transferred to Energy in August of that year.[2] In March 2005, he added the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Policy portfolio.[3] In September 2006, he became Minister for State Development, Industrial Relations and Employment.[4] When Anna Bligh replaced Beattie as Premier, Mickel's portfolio was altered, becoming Transport, Trade, Employment and Industrial Relations.[5] He was dropped from the ministry after Labor's re-election in the 2009 state election,[6] but was elected Speaker when the Legislative Assembly convened in April 2009.[7]

Mickel announced on 10 August 2011 that he would step down at the 2012 election.[8]

Family life[edit]

Mickel is married; he has three children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Queensland Government Gazette, vol 335, no 27 (Extraordinary), Thursday 12 February 2004.
  2. ^ Queensland Government Gazette, vol 336, no 84 (Extraordinary), Wednesday 24 August 2004.
  3. ^ Queensland Government Gazette, vol 338, no 43 (Extraordinary), Thursday 3 March 2005.
  4. ^ Queensland Government Gazette, vol 343, no 14 (Extraordinary), Wednesday 13 September 2006.
  5. ^ Queensland Government Gazette, vol 346, no 9 (Extraordinary), Thursday 13 September 2007.
  6. ^ Queensland Government Gazette, vol 350, no 71 (Extraordinary), Thursday 26 March 2009.
  7. ^ "Member bio: Mickel, Reginald John". Queensland Parliament. Retrieved 3 February 2009. 
  8. ^ "QLD MPs to step down at election". Brisbane Times. 15 September 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2011.