Ted Malone (Australian politician)

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Ted Malone
MP
Member of the Queensland Parliament for Mirani
Incumbent
Assumed office
30 April 1994
Preceded by Jim Randell
Personal details
Born (1943-11-14) 14 November 1943 (age 71)
Mackay, Australia
Political party Liberal National

George Edward (Ted) Malone (born 14 November 1943) is an Australian politician. He has been a member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly since 1994, representing the electorate of Mirani for the National Party of Australia and its successor the Liberal National Party. He has been the state Assistant Minister for Emergency Volunteers since November 2012.

Malone was born in Mackay, and was a cane farmer and grazier before entering politics. He had also served as Chairman of Directors of the Australian Cane Farmers Association. He is married with two daughters. Malone was elected to the Legislative Assembly at a 1994 by-election for the safe National seat of Mirani, following the resignation of Jim Randell. [1]

He was promoted to the shadow ministry after the defeat of the National-Liberal government at the 1998 state election, and served in a range of portfolios including emergency services, public works and housing, employment and training, local government and planning, northern development, seniors, and families and communities. He also served as Deputy Opposition Whip from 2004 to 2005. Malone remained in the shadow ministry until the Liberal National victory at the 2012 state election, but was left out of the initial Newman Ministry.

Malone was promoted to Assistant Minister for Emergency Volunteers in November 2012, filling the vacancy caused by Bruce Flegg's resignation and assistant minister Tim Mander's promotion to Cabinet.[1]

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Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Jim Randell
Member for Mirani
1994–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
New position
Assistant Minister for Emergency Volunteers
2012–present
Incumbent