Julie Attwood

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Julie Attwood
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Mount Ommaney
In office
13 June 1998 – 23 March 2012
Preceded by Bob Harper
Succeeded by Tarnya Smith
Personal details
Born (1957-05-31) 31 May 1957 (age 61)
Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Labor
Occupation Public servant

Julie Maree Attwood (born 31 May 1957) is an Labor politician who was the Member of the Queensland Parliament for Mount Ommaney from 1998 until she stood down at the 2012. She served as a Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Child Safety during the last year of Peter Beattie's term as Premier, and was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer by Anna Bligh after she took power in September 2007. When the Bligh Ministry was reshuffled following Labor's re-election at the 2009 election, Attwood was made Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Disability Services and Multicultural Affairs, and became she Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health in February 2011.[1]

Attwood obtained a Graduate Certificate of Case Management and Client Service from Deakin University in 1995 and prior to election worked as a Manager in the Commonwealth Employment Service.

Attwood was born in Bundaberg, Queensland and married in 1981.

On 16 January 2012, it was announced that Attwood was would not contest this year's state election.[2] Labor subsequently lost the seat to Tarnya Smith of the Liberal National Party.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Attwood, Mrs Julie Maree; Government of Queensland. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Ninth Queensland Labor MP quits politics". Herald Sun. Herald and Weekly Times. 16 January 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Bob Harper
Member for Mount Ommaney
Succeeded by
Tarnya Smith