Ray Hollis

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The Hon
Ray Hollis
Speaker of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
In office
28 July 1998 – 21 July 2005
Preceded by Neil Turner
Succeeded by Tony McGrady
Constituency Redcliffe
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Redcliffe
In office
2 December 1989 – 21 July 2005
Preceded by Terry White
Succeeded by Terry Rogers
Personal details
Born Raymond Keith Hollis
(1940-01-30) 30 January 1940 (age 77)
London, England
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Occupation Transport industry

Raymond Keith "Ray" Hollis (born 30 January 1940) is a former Australian politician. Born in London, England, he migrated to Australia in 1962 as a merchant seaman and worked in a variety of occupations, including a railway worker, cook, paper mill operator, insurance salesman and a position with the Victorian Corrective Services. He later owned a transport and distribution business. As a member of the Australian Democrats, he contested the 1983 and 1984 federal elections. In 1986, he joined the Australian Labor Party. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Queensland in 1989 as the Labor member for Redcliffe. On 28 July 1998 he was appointed Speaker of the Legislative Assembly. He held the position until 21 July 2005, when he resigned his seat, triggering a by-election.[1]


Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Neil Turner
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
1998– 2005
Succeeded by
Tony McGrady
Preceded by
Terry White
Member for Redcliffe
Succeeded by
Terry Rogers