Graham Quirk

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The Right Honourable
Cr. Graham Quirk
Graham Quirk APCS 2011.jpg
16th Lord Mayor of Brisbane
Incumbent
Assumed office
7 April 2011
Deputy Adrian Schrinner
Preceded by Campbell Newman
Deputy Lord Mayor of Brisbane
In office
April 2004 – 7 April 2011
Leader Campbell Newman
Succeeded by Adrian Schrinner
Personal details
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal National Party of Queensland (2008–present)
Other political
affiliations
Liberal Party of Australia (2004–2008)
Spouse(s) Anne Quirk

Graham Quirk is an Australian politician and the Lord Mayor of the City of Brisbane,[1] succeeding former Lord Mayor Campbell Newman when Newman became the Premier of Queensland. Quirk has served as councillor for the ward of MacGregor in Brisbane. Quirk, formerly a member of the Liberal Party of Australia, is a member of the Liberal National Party of Queensland (LNP).

Political background[edit]

Quirk, an alumnus of St James College, entered Brisbane City Council when elected as Councillor for Rochedale Ward in 1985, aged 27. After three years he was appointed the city's Finance Chairman under Lord Mayor Sallyanne Atkinson and was later appointed Works Chairman. He then served as Opposition Spokesman on Development and Planning, Opposition Spokesman on Finance and Opposition Spokesman on Transport and Traffic.[citation needed]

He served as Deputy Opposition Leader and was Opposition Leader at the time of Campbell Newman's election as Lord Mayor in 2004. Quirk was elected as Deputy Liberal Leader to Campbell Newman and was appointed to the role of Chairman of Transport and Major Projects (later known as Roads, TransApex and Traffic). In this role he administered one-third of the Council's total budget expenditure for the implementation of TransApex, the road network and traffic management.[citation needed]

In 2008 the LNP gained a majority of councillors and Quirk took on the roles of Deputy Mayor and Chairman of the Infrastructure Committee. Following Newman's departure from Lord Mayorship to enter state politics, Quirk was appointed the new Lord Mayor of Brisbane City.[2]

On 28 April 2012, Quirk won a four-year term as Mayor in his own right at the Brisbane City Council elections.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Graham Quirk - LNP Lord Mayor". Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Lord Mayor Graham Quirk". Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Labor concedes defeat for Brisbane mayoralty". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 28 April 2012. Archived from the original on 28 April 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2012. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Graham Quirk at Wikimedia Commons