Anita Phillips

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Anita Phillips
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Thuringowa
In office
17 February 2001 – 7 February 2004
Preceded by Ken Turner
Succeeded by Craig Wallace
Personal details
Born (1945-03-14) 14 March 1945 (age 72)
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Alma mater University of Canberra, University of Melbourne
Occupation Social worker

Anita Frances Phillips (born 14 March 1945) is a former Australian politician. She studied at the University of Melbourne, receiving a Diploma of Social Studies in 1968 and a Bachelor of Arts in 1976. In 1969, she moved to Townsville in Queensland and became a social worker. In 2001, she was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Queensland as the Labor member for Thuringowa,[1] defeating One Nation-turned-independent sitting member Ken Turner. In 2004, she retired[1] in order to contest the federal seat of Herbert, held by the Liberal Party's Peter Lindsay, in the 2004 federal election but was unsuccessful.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  2. ^ ELECTION OF 9 OCTOBER 2004Psephos. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Ken Turner
Member for Thuringowa
Succeeded by
Craig Wallace