Yvette D'Ath

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
The Honourable
Yvette D'Ath
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Petrie
In office
24 November 2007 – 7 September 2013
Preceded by Teresa Gambaro
Succeeded by Luke Howarth
Member of the Queensland Parliament for Redcliffe
Assumed office
22 February 2014
Preceded by Scott Driscoll
Personal details
Born (1970-07-26) 26 July 1970 (age 44)
Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Spouse(s) George D'Ath
Residence Clontarf
Alma mater Australian National University
Queensland University of Technology
Occupation Industrial advocate

Yvette Maree D'Ath (born 26 July 1970) is an Australian politician. She is a Labor member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland representing the seat of Redcliffe since the 2014 by-election. D'Ath was previously a Labor member of the Australian House of Representatives representing the outer Brisbane seat of Petrie from 2007 to 2013.

Background and early career[edit]

D'Ath completed a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University and at the Queensland University of Technology graduated with a LLB. After working in various clerical and hospitality positions, she was appointed an associate to the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission, serving between 1992 and 1994. She then became a senior industrial advocate for the Australian Workers' Union in Queensland.[1]

Federal politics[edit]

D'Ath won the seat of Petrie for Labor from Liberal Teresa Gambaro at the 2007 election with a 2 percent margin from a 9.5 percent swing, before increasing it to 2.5 percent at the 2010 election. D'Ath was narrowly defeated by 0.5 percent at the 2013 election.

Following the promotion of Mark Dreyfus as Attorney-General in February 2013, D'Ath was promoted to replace some of Dreyfus' responsibilities as Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. Her responsibilities were altered and she became Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change, Industry, and Innovation in a rearrangement of the Second Gillard Ministry on 25 March 2013.[1][2]

State politics[edit]

D'Ath won the state seat of Redcliffe, most of which she'd represented in federal Parliament, on a 17.2 percent two-party swing to Labor.[3][4] This increased the Labor's representation in the Queensland Parliament from seven to eight seats. After the by-election victory D'Ath was made the Shadow Minister for Education and Training, Disability Services, Science, IT and Innovation.[5] On 27 August 2014 D'Ath was made Shadow Minister for Justice and Attorney-General, Training, Disability Services and Housing after a reshuffle prompted by the Labor victory in the Stafford by-election.[6]


External links[edit]

Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Teresa Gambaro
Member for Petrie
Succeeded by
Luke Howarth
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Scott Driscoll
Member for Redcliffe