Deb Frecklington

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Deb Frecklington
Deputy Leader of the Opposition of Queensland
Assumed office
6 May 2016
Leader Tim Nicholls
Preceded by John-Paul Langbroek
Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, State Development, Trade and Investment
Assumed office
6 May 2016
Leader Tim Nicholls
Preceded by Tim Nicholls
Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
In office
14 February 2015 – 6 May 2016
Leader Lawrence Springborg
Preceded by Tim Mulherin
Succeeded by Dale Last
Assistant Minister for Finance, Administration and Regulatory Reform
In office
3 April 2012 – 14 February 2015
Member of the Queensland Parliament
for Nanango
Assumed office
24 March 2012
Preceded by Dorothy Pratt
Majority 13.16% (2015)
Personal details
Born Deborah Kay Stiller
(1971-09-03) 3 September 1971 (age 45)
Miles, Queensland
Political party Liberal National Party
Spouse(s) Jason Frecklington
Children Three daughters
Alma mater University of Southern Queensland
Queensland Institute of Technology
Occupation Advertising salesperson, property manager
Profession Solicitor

Deborah Kay "Deb" Frecklington (born 3 September 1971) is an Australian Liberal National politician who is the member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland for Nanango, having won the seat at the 2012 state election and is the Deputy Leader of the LNP.[1] She was appointed Assistant Minister for Finance, Administration and Regulatory Reform on 3 April 2012 and subsequently appointed to the role of Assistant Minister to the Premier in June 2014. Following the LNP's defeat in 2015, she was appointed to the LNP front bench as Shadow Minister for Agriculture.

In 2016, she was elected unopposed as deputy leader of the LNP—and hence Deputy Leader of the Opposition—after Tim Nicholls ousted Lawrence Springborg as leader.[2]

Frecklington was born in Miles and currently lives with her husband (Jason Frecklington) and three children (Isabella, Lucy and Elke Frecklington) in Kingaroy.


Frecklington has a Bachelor of Business (University of Southern Queensland) and a Bachelor of Law (Queensland Institute of Technology).

Before Parliament[edit]

Frecklington grew up on a cattle property at Gulugaba in South West Queensland. She has worked in the clothing, motor vehicle and newspaper industries. Her career takes in the co-management of broad-acre cropping properties with her husband. During her time as a lawyer, she worked for Kelly & Frecklington Solicitors, specialising in family and property law.

Community interests[edit]

Frecklington is a member of:

  • The South Burnett Suicide Prevention Group
  • Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce
  • Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise
  • South Burnett Law Association


  1. ^ "Nanango - Queensland Votes 2012". 2012-04-05. Retrieved 2016-08-10. 
  2. ^ "Tim Nicholls wins LNP leadership spill against Lawrence Springborg". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. ABC News. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2016. 

External links[edit]

Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Dorothy Pratt
Member for Nanango