Anne Warner (politician)

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The Honourable
Anne Warner
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Kurilpa
In office
22 October 1983 – 1 November 1986
Preceded by Sam Doumany
Succeeded by Seat abolished
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for South Brisbane
In office
1 November 1986 – 15 July 1995
Preceded by Jim Fouras
Succeeded by Anna Bligh
Personal details
Born Anne Marie Warner
(1945-12-05) 5 December 1945 (age 71)
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Political party Australian Labor Party
Occupation Union organiser

Anne Marie Warner AM (born 5 December 1945), Australian state politician, was born in Lucknow, India[1] and is of Anglo-Indian descent.[2] Warner was a social welfare union organiser before entering politics. She was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Queensland for Kurilpa in 1983, and for South Brisbane in 1986. She was Minister for Family Services and Minister for Aboriginal and Islander Affairs in the Australian Labor Party government of Wayne Goss from 1989 until her retirement in 1995.[1] Her party activity included being a branch President and President of her Electorate Executive, a State Conference delegate and Convenor of the Women's Policy Committee. Warner is married and has three children.[1]

During Anne Warner's six years in opposition, she spoke vociferously on a wide range of issues including civil rights, education, government maladministration, corruption, and child welfare. Throughout her parliamentary career she showed great concern for minority groups and women, especially disadvantaged women, and their right to be free from any sort of discrimination.


  1. ^ a b c "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  2. ^ James Jupp, 2001, The Australian People: an encyclopedia of the nation, its people and their origins, Melbourne, Cambridge University Press, pp. 438.
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Sam Doumany
Member for Kurilpa
Preceded by
Jim Fouras
Member for South Brisbane
Succeeded by
Anna Bligh