|The Right Honourable
Cr. Graham Quirk
|16th Lord Mayor of Brisbane|
7 April 2011
|Preceded by||Campbell Newman|
|Deputy Lord Mayor of Brisbane|
April 2004 – 7 April 2011
|Succeeded by||Adrian Schrinner|
|Political party||Liberal National Party of Queensland (2008–present)|
|Liberal Party of Australia (2004–2008)|
Graham Quirk is an Australian politician and the Lord Mayor of the City of Brisbane, 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).
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.
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.
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.
- "Graham Quirk - LNP Lord Mayor". Retrieved 12 September 2014.
- "Lord Mayor Graham Quirk". Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
- "Labor concedes defeat for Brisbane mayoralty". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 28 April 2012. Archived from the original on 28 April 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
- Quirk website, grahamquirk.com.au; accessed 12 September 2014.
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