Liddy Clark

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Liddy Clark
Assembly Member
for Clayfield
In office
17 February 2001 – 9 September 2006
Preceded by Santo Santoro
Succeeded by Tim Nicholls
Personal details
Born Elizabeth Anne Clark
(1953-11-06) 6 November 1953 (age 63)
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Australia Australian Labor Party
Occupation Actress, Media industry

Elizabeth Anne "Liddy" Clark (born 6 November 1953 in Adelaide, South Australia) is a former Australian politician with the Australian Labor Party in the Queensland Legislature who held the seat for Clayfield and also an actress of television and film.

Acting career[edit]

She has various credits in film and television to her name. She is possibly best known for her two roles in the cult series Prisoner. She played child killer Bella Albrecht for two episodes in 1979 and Sharon Smart, the victim of a crooked religious cult, for six episodes in 1983. in 1988, Clark played the role of battered wife Kerry Barlow in Home and Away. She was a regular cast member in the series Fire and has also made guest appearances in Matlock Police, The Sullivans, Kingswood Country, A Country Practice and Echo Point. She also was a presenter on the long-running children's program Play School.[1]

Film credits include: Mad Dog Morgan, Blue Fin, The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Touch and Go, Kitty and the Bagman and Annie's Coming Out.

Political career[edit]

In 2001 she defeated Santo Santoro in the normally safe Liberal seat of Clayfield in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland.[2] She lost the seat, the most marginal in Queensland, at the 2006 Queensland Election.

She was briefly Minister for Indigenous Affairs in the government of Peter Beattie, She was involved in the so-called "Winegate" affair. A bottle of wine was taken aboard a government jet travelling to a "dry" indigenous community in North Queensland. Two of Liddy Clark's staff were moved from their jobs over the affair and after an independent inquiry Liddy Clark was cleared of any wrongdoing.[3][4][5]


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  2. ^ "2006 Queensland Election. Clayfield Electorate Profile.", Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
  3. ^ . She resigned her commission following on from Palm Island. the police union were outraged when she invited an aboriginal acrivist to travel to Palm Island after the riots. the trith of which didn't get in the way of a good "Winegate", Australian Broadcasting Corporation broadcast, 12/03/2004 Reporter: Kim Landers. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
  4. ^ "Bottle of wine causing headaches for Qld Govt", The World Today, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 8 March 2004, Reporter: Ian Townsend. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
  5. ^ "Circuit Breaker" , Australian Broadcasting Corporation Broadcast: 04/03/2005, Reporter: Kirrin McKechnie. Retrieved 22 January 2010.

External links[edit]

Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Santo Santoro
Member for Clayfield
Succeeded by
Tim Nicholls