|Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly|
19 September 1992 – 20 March 2009
|Preceded by||Ron McLean|
|Succeeded by||Di Farmer|
Patrick Douglas Purcell|
17 March 1947
Cowra, New South Wales, Australia
|Occupation||Trade union industry|
Purcell was born in the New South Wales town of Cowra. Prior to election to parliament he was the secretary of the Australian Building Construction Employees' and Builders Labourers' Federation (Queensland Branch).
Purcell served as the Minister for Emergency Services from July 2005 to July 2007 in the Beattie Ministry. Before that he was the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Public Works, Housing and Racing. On 4 July 2007, Pat Purcell announced he would resign as Minister after allegations arose that he assaulted two public servants. The subsequently proven allegations forced the then Queensland Premier Anna Bligh told him "he had no choice but to resign". Those charges were subsequently withdrawn following mediation.
|Parliament of Queensland|
| Member for Bulimba
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