Jim Pearce (politician)

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Jim Pearce
Member of the Queensland Parliament
for Broadsound
In office
2 December 1989 – 19 September 1992
Preceded by Denis Hinton
Succeeded by Seat abolished
Member of the Queensland Parliament
for Fitzroy
In office
19 September 1992 – 20 March 2009
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by Seat abolished
Member of the Queensland Parliament
for Mirani
In office
31 January 2015 – 25 November 2017
Preceded by Ted Malone
Succeeded by Stephen Andrew
Personal details
Born (1948-07-28) 28 July 1948 (age 70)
Paddington, New South Wales
Nationality Australian
Political party Labor
Occupation Coal miner

James Pearce (born 28 July 1948) is an Australian politician. He was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland from 1989 to 2009. He returned to the Assembly in 2015 as the member for Mirani, but was defeated in 2017.

First elected to state parliament at the 1989 state election as the member for Broadsound, Pearce represented the seat of Fitzroy from the 1992 state election onwards following the abolition of Broadsound. A backbencher throughout his 20 years in state politics, he was Secretary of the Parliamentary Labor Party from 1998 to 2001 and Chair of the Select Committee on Travel Safe from 2001 to 2008.[1]

During his last term of parliament, Pearce took several months leave to receive treatment for depression. He retired at the 2009 state election.[2]

After recovering from his illness, Pearce returned to politics, gaining pre-selection to contest the seat of Mirani at the 2012 Queensland State Election, although he failed to gain the seat.[3]

Pearce was once again endorsed as the Labor Party candidate for the seat of Mirani in 2014, and this time was successful.[4]

Pearce was born in the Sydney suburb of Paddington. Prior to entering politics, he was a coal miner. He was also a Broadsound Shire councillor and served as a Corporal in the Vietnam War. Pearce has three sons.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  2. ^ Antony Green. "Retiring MPs". ABC.
  3. ^ Electoral Commission of Queensland. "2012 State General Election - Mirani - District Summary". Archived from the original on 25 April 2013. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  4. ^ Queensland Labor. "Candidates - Jim Pearce (Mirani)". Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Denis Hinton
Member for Broadsound
New seat Member for Fitzroy
Preceded by
Ted Malone
Member for Mirani
Succeeded by
Stephen Andrew