Liz Beattie

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Liz Beattie
Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
for Tullamarine
In office
18 September 1999 – 30 November 2002
Preceded by Bernie Finn
Succeeded by District abolished
Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
for Yuroke
In office
30 November 2002 – 29 November 2014
Preceded by District created
Succeeded by Ros Spence
Personal details
Born Richmond, Victoria, Australia
Political party Australian Labor Party
Children 1
Occupation Trade union official
Website lizbeattie.com.au

Elizabeth Ann "Liz" Beattie is a former Australian politician. She was an Australian Labor Party member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly from 1999 to 2014. She represented the electorate of Yuroke from 2002; she previously represented the abolished electorate of Tullamarine. She was the Parliamentary Secretary assisting the Premier on Multicultural Affairs and Veteran Affairs in the Brumby Labor Government.[1]

Beattie was born in the Melbourne suburb of Richmond. Prior to entering politics, she worked as an office manager for the Australian Services Union from 1994 to 1996, and as a building manager at Melbourne Trades Hall from 1996 until her election to parliament in 1999. She was also involved in her party's local branches, serving as president of the Labor branch in Sunbury from 1993 to 1998.[1]

Beattie was preselected as the Labor candidate for Tullamarine for the 1999 state election, opposing outspoken conservative Bernie Finn. Finn had won the seat, in a traditionally Labor area, in the huge Labor defeat of 1992, and been re-elected in 1996. She won the seat, and served for five terms before retiring from politics at the 2014 Victorian state election.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Liz Beattie (Yuroke)". Members Information. Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Bernie Finn
Member for Tullamarine
1999–2002
District abolished
District created Member for Yuroke
2002–2014
Succeeded by
Ros Spence