Jackie Trad

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The Honourable
Jackie Trad
MP
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Deputy Premier of Queensland
Assumed office
14 February 2015
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk
Preceded by Jeff Seeney
Minister for Infrastructure and Planning of Queensland
Assumed office
14 February 2015
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk
Preceded by Jeff Seeney
Minister for Transport
of Queensland
Assumed office
9 February 2017
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk
Preceded by Stirling Hinchliffe
In office
14 February 2015 – 8 December 2015
Preceded by Scott Emerson
Succeeded by Stirling Hinchliffe
Minister for Trade and Investment
of Queensland
In office
14 February 2015 – 10 February 2017
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk
Preceded by Tim Nicholls
Succeeded by Curtis Pitt
Member of the Queensland Parliament for South Brisbane
Assumed office
28 April 2012
Preceded by Anna Bligh
Personal details
Born (1972-04-25) 25 April 1972 (age 45)
South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Political party Australian Labor Party
Spouse(s) Damien van Brunschot
Children 2
Alma mater Griffith University
University of Sydney
Website www.jackietrad.com.au

Jacklyn Anne "Jackie" Trad (Arabic: جاكي تراد‎‎; born 25 April 1972) is an Australian politician. She has been Deputy Premier of Queensland since 2015 and has represented the Queensland Legislative Assembly seat of South Brisbane for the Australian Labor Party since the 2012 South Brisbane by-election.[1]

Personal life and family[edit]

Trad is the second daughter of Lebanese immigrants; Lebanese Arabic was her first language. The family returned to Lebanon in 1979 to live in Beirut for one year where she attended the International College. Back in Australia, she attended Lourdes Hill College. She began an arts degree at Griffith University and completed a Master of Public Policy at the University of Sydney. She currently lives in South Brisbane with her husband and two children.[2]

Political career[edit]

Trad was elected to the legislature at the South Brisbane by-election held on 28 April 2012.[3] The by-election was held after the resignation of the previous Labor Party incumbent and former Premier Anna Bligh.[4]

Trad has also held several positions within the structure of the Australian Labor Party. She was formerly the Queensland ALP assistant state secretary, president of the Kurilpa Branch, a delegate to the ALP National and State Conferences, member of the National Executive Committee and also the secretary of Labor Women's Organisation Queensland.[5] Trad is a member of the ALP's left faction.

She is on the record as being a supporter of same-sex marriage.[6] She is also a supporter of adoption by same-sex partners.[7][8]

Shadow cabinet[edit]

On 29 April 2012, Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk appointed Trad as Shadow Minister for Transport and Main Roads, Environment and Heritage Protection, Small Business, Consumer Affairs and the Arts.

Palaszczuk Government[edit]

Following the Queensland state election on 31 January 2015, Tim Mulherin stood down as deputy leader, and Trad was named his successor. She thus became Deputy Premier of Queensland in the Palaszczuk Ministry on 14 February 2015.[9]

In addition to being the Deputy Premier, Trad is also the Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister for Trade.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trad declared South Brisbane winner", by Kim Lyell, Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 10 May 2012.
  2. ^ Johnson, Susan (8–9 September 2012). QWeekend. The Courier-Mail. pp. 16–21.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "2012 South Brisbane By-Election – Election Summary". www.ecq.qld.gov.au. Electoral Commission of Queensland. 
  4. ^ "South Brisbane 2012 by-election results", Antony Green, ABC
  5. ^ "Member Biography"Member Biography: Ms Jackie Trad, Queensland Parliament
  6. ^ Trad, Jackie. "Speeches – Jackie Trad: Civil Partnerships" (PDF). www.parliament.qld.gov.au. Parliament of Queensland. 
  7. ^ Sainty, Lane (3 November 2016). "Same-Sex Couples And Single People Can Now Adopt In Queensland, Despite LNP Opposition". Buzzfeed. Retrieved 8 November 2016. 
  8. ^ Preston, Dominic (3 November 2016). "Same-sex couples can now adopt children in Queensland after narrow vote". Pink News. Retrieved 8 November 2016. 
  9. ^ "Queensland election 2015: Annastacia Palaszczuk sworn in as Premier". Australian Broadcasting Corporation 14 February 2015. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  10. ^ "Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announces new 14-person ministry". Australian Broadcasting Corporation 15 February 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jeff Seeney
Deputy Premier of Queensland
2015–present
Incumbent
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Anna Bligh
Member for South Brisbane
2012–present
Incumbent
Party political offices
Preceded by
Tim Mulherin
Deputy Leader of the Labor Party in Queensland
2015–present
Incumbent