Don Neal

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Don Neal
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Balonne
In office
27 May 1972 – 19 September 1992
Preceded by Harold Hungerford
Succeeded by Seat abolished
Personal details
Born Donald McConnell Neal
(1939-05-31) 31 May 1939 (age 78)
Jandowae, Queensland, Australian
Nationality Australian
Political party National Party
Other political
Country Party
Occupation Grazier, Wool classer

Donald McConnell "Don" Neal (born 31 May 1939) was an Australian politician.

He was born in Jandowae, Queensland to Donald McKenzie Neal and Christina Elizabeth, née Schutt. After attending Cabawin State School and Brisbane Technical College, he became a wool classer and grazier. On 5 September 1964 he married Frances Lillian Nelson, with whom he had six children. A member of the Country Party, he was secretary and campaign director for the Balonne Electorate Council from 1966 to 1971 and a member of the central council of the Young National Party from 1972.[1]

In 1972, Neal was elected to the Queensland Legislative Assembly as the member for Balonne. In 1980 he was appointed Government Whip, winning a promotion to Minister for Corrective Services, Administrative Services and Valuation in 1986. In 1987 he was moved to Water Resources and Maritime Services. Following the Nationals' loss at the election in 1989, he became Opposition Whip in 1990 but retired from politics in 1992.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Harold Hungerford
Member for Balonne