Members of the Queensland Legislative Assembly, 1983–1986

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This is a list of members of the 44th Legislative Assembly of Queensland from 1983 to 1986, as elected at the 1983 state election held on 22 October 1983.[1]

Name Party Electorate Term in office
Hon Mike Ahern National Landsborough 1968–1990
Gilbert Alison National Maryborough 1971–1977, 1983–1989
Hon Brian Austin National Wavell 1977–1989
Earle Bailey National Toowong 1983–1986
Hon Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen National Barambah 1947–1987
Des Booth National Warwick 1977–1992
Rob Borbidge National Surfers Paradise 1980–2001
Paul Braddy [4] Labor Rockhampton 1985–2001
Tom Burns Labor Lytton 1972–1996
Brian Cahill National Aspley 1983–1986
Clem Campbell Labor Bundaberg 1983–1998
Ed Casey Labor Mackay 1969–1995
Hon Yvonne Chapman National Pine Rivers 1983–1989
Paul Clauson [5] National Redlands 1985–1989
Pat Comben Labor Windsor 1983–1995
Russell Cooper National Roma 1983–2001
Bill D'Arcy Labor Woodridge 1972–1974, 1977–2000
Brian Davis Labor Brisbane Central 1969–1974, 1977–1989
Keith De Lacy Labor Cairns 1983–1998
Bill Eaton Labor Mourilyan 1980–1992
Tony Elliott National Cunningham 1974–2001
Tony Fitzgerald National Lockyer 1980–1998
Jim Fouras Labor South Brisbane 1977–1986, 1989–2006
Hon Ivan Gibbs National Albert 1974–1989
Bob Gibbs Labor Wolston 1977–1999
Hon Bill Glasson National Gregory 1974–1989
Hon John Goleby [5] National Redlands 1974–1985
Wayne Goss Labor Salisbury 1983–1998
Hon Bill Gunn National Somerset 1972–1992
Terry Gygar[2] Liberal Stafford 1974–1983, 1984–1989
David Hamill Labor Ipswich 1983–2001
Hon Neville Harper National Auburn 1980–1992
Lindsay Hartwig Independent Callide 1972–1986
Leisha Harvey National Greenslopes 1983–1989
Ian Henderson National Mount Gravatt 1983–1989
Hon Russ Hinze National South Coast 1966–1988
Kevin Hooper [1] Labor Archerfield 1972–1984
Angus Innes Liberal Sherwood 1978–1990
Doug Jennings National Southport 1980–1987
Hon Bob Katter National Flinders 1974–1992
Bill Kaus National Mansfield 1966–1986
Hon Sir William Knox Liberal Nundah 1957–1989
Joe Kruger Labor/Independent Murrumba 1977–1986
Hon Don Lane National Merthyr 1971–1989
Hon Norm Lee Liberal Yeronga 1964–1989
Hon Vince Lester National Peak Downs 1974–2004
Hon Bill Lickiss Liberal Mount Coot-tha 1963–1989
Kev Lingard National Fassifern 1983–2009
Brian Littleproud National Condamine 1983–2001
Terry Mackenroth Labor Chatsworth 1977–2005
Ken McElligott Labor Townsville 1983–1998
Hon Peter McKechnie National Carnarvon 1974–1989
Ron McLean Labor Bulimba 1980–1992
Sandy McPhie National Toowoomba North 1983–1989
Max Menzel National Mulgrave 1980–1989
Col Miller Liberal/Independent[3] Ithaca 1966–1986
Glen Milliner Labor Everton 1977–1998
Hon Geoff Muntz National Whitsunday 1980–1989
Dr Denis Murphy[2] Labor Stafford 1983–1984
Don Neal National Balonne 1972–1992
Bill Newton National Caboolture 1983–1989
Henry Palaszczuk [1] Labor Archerfield 1984–2006
Hon Lin Powell National Isis 1974–1989
Bill Prest Labor Port Curtis 1976–1992
Bill Price Labor Mount Isa 1983–1986
Jim Randell National Mirani 1980–1994
Ted Row National Hinchinbrook 1972–1989
Bob Scott Labor Cook 1977–1989
Eric Shaw Labor Wynnum 1977–1989
Gordon Simpson National Cooroora 1974–1989
Geoff Smith Labor Townsville West 1980–1998
Len Stephan National Gympie 1979–2001
Mark Stoneman National Burdekin 1983–1998
Hon Martin Tenni National Barron River 1974–1989
Hon Neil Turner National Warrego 1974–1986, 1991–1998
David Underwood Labor Ipswich West 1977–1989
Ken Vaughan Labor Nudgee 1977–1995
Tom Veivers Labor Ashgrove 1983–1986
Nev Warburton Labor Sandgate 1977–1992
Anne Warner Labor Kurilpa 1983–1995
Hon John Warner National Toowoomba South 1974–1986
Hon Claude Wharton National Burnett 1960–1986
Terry White Liberal Redcliffe 1979–1989
Alex Wilson Labor Townsville South 1977–1986
Keith Wright [4] Labor Rockhampton 1969–1984
Les Yewdale Labor Rockhampton North 1972–1989
1 On 9 March 1984, the Labor member for Archerfield, Kevin Hooper, died. The Labor candidate Henry Palaszczuk won the resulting by-election on 19 May 1984.
2 On 21 June 1984, the Labor member for Stafford, Dr Denis Murphy died. The Liberal candidate Terry Gygar, the member for Stafford from 1974 to 1983, won the resulting by-election on 4 August 1984.
3 Col Miller, the member for Ithaca, was elected as a member of the Liberal Party, but resigned from the party in August 1984 and served out the remainder of his term as an independent.
4 On 5 November 1984, the Labor member for Rockhampton and Opposition Leader, Keith Wright, resigned from parliament in order to contest the Australian House of Representatives seat of Capricornia at the 1984 federal election. The Labor candidate Paul Braddy won the resulting by-election on 16 February 1985.
5 On 10 September 1985, the National member for Redlands, John Goleby, died in a farming accident. National Party candidate Paul Clauson won the resulting by-election on 2 November 1985.

See also[edit]


  • Queensland Legislative Assembly (17 March 1987). Details of polling at general election held on 1 November 1986. pp. 4–8. 
Preceded by
43rd Assembly
44th Queensland Legislative Assembly
Succeeded by
45th Assembly