Keith De Lacy

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The Hon
Keith De Lacy
41st Treasurer of Queensland
In office
7 December 1989 – 19 February 1996
Preceded by Russell Cooper
Succeeded by Joan Sheldon
Constituency Cairns
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Cairns
In office
22 October 1983 – 13 June 1998
Preceded by Ray Jones
Succeeded by Desley Boyle
Personal details
Born Keith Ernest De Lacy
(1940-08-07) 7 August 1940 (age 76)
Cairns, Queensland
Political party Australian Labor Party
Alma mater University of Queensland
Occupation Newsagency proprietor, Underground miner, College principal, Tobacco farmer

Keith Ernest De Lacy, AM (born 7 August 1940) is a former Australian politician.[1]

He was born at Cairns and received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland. He held various jobs, including as a miner, tobacco farmer, newsagency proprietor, college principal and consultant, as well as serving in the Citizen Military Forces from 1958 to 1959. In 1970 he joined the Australian Labor Party's Cairns branch, and in 1983 he was elected to the Queensland Legislative Assembly as the member for Cairns.[1] In 1986 he became Opposition Spokesman on Primary Industries, moving to Finance and Regional Development in 1988.[1] Following Labor's victory at the 1989 state election, De Lacy became Treasurer and Minister for Regional Development.[1] He retired from the Regional Development portfolio in 1990 but remained Treasurer until the government's resignation in 1996. De Lacy retired in 1998.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2015. 
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Ray Jones
Member for Cairns
Succeeded by
Desley Boyle