Keith De Lacy
Keith De Lacy
|41st Treasurer of Queensland|
7 December 1989 – 19 February 1996
|Preceded by||Russell Cooper|
|Succeeded by||Joan Sheldon|
|Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
22 October 1983 – 13 June 1998
|Preceded by||Ray Jones|
|Succeeded by||Desley Boyle|
|Born||Keith Ernest De Lacy
7 August 1940
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
|Alma mater||University of Queensland|
|Occupation||Newsagency proprietor, Underground miner, College principal, Tobacco farmer|
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. In 1986 he became Opposition Spokesman on Primary Industries, moving to Finance and Regional Development in 1988. Following Labor's victory at the 1989 state election, De Lacy became Treasurer and Minister for Regional Development. He retired from the Regional Development portfolio in 1990 but remained Treasurer until the government's resignation in 1996. De Lacy retired in 1998.
De Lacy also Chaired Nimrod Resources  which saw great focus on it when federal government minister Stuart Robert resigned from the Ministry after it was found that he held shares in a company that owned 35 per cent of Nimrod Resources and that he had in August 2014 attended an event in Beijing, China, at which a mining deal between Nimrod Resources and Chinese state-controlled corporation China Minmetals was signed.
De Lacy also chaired CEC Group which collapsed in 2011.
In 2016 De Lacy wrote an article for The Australian in which he stated that "Solar and wind simply don't work, not here, not anywhere."  He was described at the bottom of the article as the "former Labor treasurer of Queensland", however his positions in and relationships with fossil fuel companies were not disclosed.
|Parliament of Queensland|
|Member for Cairns
- "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
- Williams, Perry (2015-06-30). "De Lacy says Peabody Energy 'overpaid' for control of Macarthur Coal". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2016-12-27.
- "Leading global coal miner Peabody files for bankruptcy". Reuters. 2017-04-13. Retrieved 2016-12-27.
- "Mining has majority’s support: poll | Australian Mining". www.australianmining.com.au. Retrieved 2016-12-27.
- "'Goodnight Irene': Robert resigns in wake of probe into China trip". ABC News. 2016-02-12. Retrieved 2016-12-27.
- "Cubbie Station was never sustainable". Crikey. 2009-10-30. Retrieved 2016-12-27.
- "Troubled times for De Lacy". 2009-08-17. Retrieved 2016-12-27.
- "UNITY PACIFIC GROUP UPG - Profile and Status | deListed Australia". www.delisted.com.au. Retrieved 2016-12-27.
- "Receivers offload large CEC lots". 2011-10-19. Retrieved 2016-12-27.
- "Q&A with Keith De Lacy - Australian Institute of Company Directors". www.companydirectors.com.au. Retrieved 2016-12-27.
- http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/solar-and-wind-power-simply-dont-work--not-here-not-anywhere/news-story/66f188a1399705745abc0f2663a4a9c3. Missing or empty
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