Leanne Donaldson

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Leanne Donaldson
Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries
of Queensland
In office
8 December 2015 – 3 November 2016
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk
Preceded by Bill Byrne
Succeeded by Bill Byrne
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Bundaberg
In office
31 January 2015 – 25 November 2017
Preceded by Jack Dempsey
Succeeded by David Batt
Personal details
Political party Labor

Leanne Elizabeth Donaldson is an Australian politician. She was the Labor member for Bundaberg in the Queensland Legislative Assembly from 2015 to 2017.[1]

On 8 December 2015, Donaldson was sworn in as the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries in the second Palaszczuk Cabinet, becoming the first woman to serve in this role.[2] She resigned from Cabinet in November 2016 after controversies involving unpaid bills and unregistered driving.[3]

She lost her seat to LNP candidate David Batt at the 2017 election.[4]


Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Jack Dempsey
Member for Bundaberg
Succeeded by
David Batt