Carl Judge

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Carl Judge
Leader of the Palmer United Party
in Queensland
In office
11 August 2014 – 8 October 2014
Deputy John Bjelke-Petersen
Preceded by Alex Douglas
Succeeded by John Bjelke-Petersen
Member of the Queensland Parliament
for Yeerongpilly
In office
24 March 2012 – 31 January 2015
Preceded by Simon Finn
Succeeded by Mark Bailey
Personal details
Political party Independent (2012–2013; 2014–present)
Other political
Liberal National (until 2012)
Palmer United (2013–2014)
Occupation Policy advisor
(Department of Education and Training)
Police officer
(Queensland Police)
Profession Public servant

Carl John Judge was an Australian politician. He served as a member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly from 2012 to 2015. He was elected as a member of the Liberal National Party, but quit the party to sit as an independent on 29 November 2012. He then joined the new United Australia Party (UAP) on 30 April 2013,.[1] The UAP was subsequently rebranded as the Palmer United Party and Judge later became an independent again on 8 October 2014.[2]

Political career[edit]

Judge defeated Simon Finn at the 2012 state election and is the first Liberal/Liberal National Party member to hold the seat, formerly called Yeronga, since 1989.[3] Judge was appointed to the Queensland Parliament's Member, Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee on 18 May 2012. He also served as a member of the Transport, Housing and Local Government Committee and was appointed to the Select Committee on Ethics.[4]


  1. ^ "Queensland MPs Alex Douglas and Carl Judge join Clive Palmer's United Australia Party". The Courier-Mail. 30 April 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Tin, Jason (8 October 2014). "Queensland MP Carl Judge quits Palmer United Party". The Courier Mail. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Green, Antony. "Yeerongpilly". Queensland Votes 2012. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Select Committee on Ethics". Queensland Parliament. Queensland Government. Retrieved 14 January 2017. 

External links[edit]

Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Simon Finn
Member for Yeerongpilly
Succeeded by
Mark Bailey