Rachel Nolan addresses a public meeting in September 2010
|Minister for Finance and The Arts of Queensland|
21 February 2011 – 26 March 2012
|Preceded by||Office created (Finance) Anna Bligh (Arts)|
|Succeeded by||Tim Nicholls (Finance) Ros Bates (Arts)|
|Minister for Natural Resources of Queensland|
22 June 2011 – 26 March 2012
|Preceded by||Kate Jones|
|Succeeded by||Andrew Cripps|
|Minister for Transport of Queensland|
26 March 2009 – 21 February 2011
|Preceded by||Paul Lucas|
|Succeeded by||Annastacia Palaszczuk|
|Member of the Queensland Parliament|
17 February 2001 – 24 March 2012
|Preceded by||David Hamill|
|Succeeded by||Ian Berry|
Rachel Genevieve Nolan
13 March 1974
Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
|Alma mater||University of Queensland|
Rachel Genevieve Nolan (born 1974) is a former Australian politician. She was elected as the state member for Ipswich on 17 February 2001. At the time she was Queensland's youngest ever female MP. She held the seat until 26 March 2012.
Nolan was educated at the Ipswich Girls' Grammar School, in Ipswich, Queensland. Prior to entering Parliament she worked as a political adviser to the Northern Territory's then Leader of the Opposition and the Queensland Labor Government.
Anna Bligh appointed Nolan Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communities, Disability Services, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Partnerships, Multicultural Affairs, Seniors and Youth (Lindy Nelson-Carr) in her first Ministry. Following the March 2009 state election, she was promoted to Minister for Transport. Then, in the February 2011 reshuffle, she was given the new post of Minister of Finance and received Bligh's Arts portfolio as well. When Kate Jones resigned from Cabinet to concentrate on defending her seat of Ashgrove against LNP leader Campbell Newman, Nolan was assigned the additional brief of National Resources.
Nolan was defeated in the 2012 Queensland Government election by liberal candidate for Ipswich, Ian Berry.
- "Rachel Nolan". The Brisbane Institute. Archived from the original on 7 October 2006. Retrieved 11 January 2007.
- Glaister, Shirley (24 October 2006). "Dr Nick Earls, Rachel Nolan: UQ's Alumnus and Young Alumnus of the Year". UQ News Online. The University of Queensland. Archived from the original on 6 September 2007. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
|Parliament of Queensland|
| Member for Ipswich
| Minister for Transport
|New ministry|| Minister for Finance
| Minister for the Arts
as Resource Management
| Minister for Natural Resources