Don Livingstone

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Don Livingstone
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Ipswich West
In office
2 December 1989 – 13 June 1998
Preceded by David Underwood
Succeeded by Jack Paff
In office
17 February 2001 – 9 September 2006
Preceded by Jack Paff
Succeeded by Wayne Wendt
Personal details
Born Donald Wallace Livingstone
(1948-10-01)1 October 1948
Kingaroy, Queensland, Australia
Died 15 October 2015(2015-10-15) (aged 67)
Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Alma mater Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Education
Occupation Political advisor
Religion Presbyterian

Donald Wallace "Don" Livingstone (1 October 1948 – 15 October 2015) was a politician in Queensland, Australia.

Early life[edit]

Donald Wallace Livingstone was born in Kingaroy, Queensland on 1 October 1948. He moved to Ipswich at the age of seven.[1] He was married to his wife Cheryl in October 1972; the couple had two children. Livingstone and his wife owned two delicatessens, earning him the nickname "Deli Don".[2]


Livingstone was a policy advisor to the Minister for Public Works and Housing before entering politics himself. He was the Australian Labor Party's Queensland campaign director 1983–1986, and served on Ipswich City Council from 1985 to 1990. In 1989, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Queensland as the Labor member for Ipswich West. In 1998, he was defeated by Jack Paff, the One Nation candidate. Livingstone defeated Paff (running for the City Country Alliance) in 2001, and served until his retirement in 2006.[3]

Later life[edit]

Livingstone died from stomach cancer at the Ipswich Hospice on 15 October 2015.[4] Several hundred people attended his funeral at the North Ipswich Reserve on 20 October 2015. At the funeral, Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale announced that he would honour Livingstone's dying wish to see the hospice's car parking and pedestrian crossing upgraded. He was buried at Warrill Park Cemetery.[2]


The bridge over the Bremer River at One Mile/Leichhardt was named the Don Livingstone One Mile Bridge in February 2015.[1]


  1. ^ a b Bennion, Brian (19 February 2015). "Bridge honour for Livingstone". Queensland Times. Retrieved 16 October 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Deli Don honoured as a hero of working voters". Queensland Times. Retrieved 2015-10-21. 
  3. ^ "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Motherwell, Sarah (15 October 2015). "Former state Labor MP and Ipswich councillor Don Livingstone dies". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
David Underwood
Member for Ipswich West
Succeeded by
Jack Paff
Preceded by
Jack Paff
Member for Ipswich West
Succeeded by
Wayne Wendt