Ted Malone (Australian politician)

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Ted Malone
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Mirani
In office
30 April 1994 – 31 January 2015
Preceded by Jim Randell
Succeeded by Jim Pearce
Personal details
Born James Henry Randell
(1943-11-14) 14 November 1943 (age 73)
Mackay, Queensland, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal National
Other political
affiliations
The Nationals
Occupation Grazier, Sugarcane farmer

George Edward (Ted) Malone (born 14 November 1943) is an Australian politician. He was a member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly from 1994 to 2015, representing the electorate of Mirani for the Nationals and its successor the Liberal National Party.[1] He was Assistant Minister for Emergency Volunteers between November 2012 and January 2015.

Malone was born in Mackay, and was a cane farmer and grazier before entering politics. He had also served as Chairman of Directors of the Australian Cane Farmers Association. He is married with two daughters. Malone was elected to the Legislative Assembly at a 1994 by-election for the safe National seat of Mirani, following the resignation of Jim Randell.[2]

He was promoted to the shadow ministry after the defeat of the National-Liberal government at the 1998 state election, and served in a range of portfolios including emergency services, public works and housing, employment and training, local government and planning, northern development, seniors, and families and communities. He served as Deputy opposition whip from 2004 to 2005. Malone remained in the shadow ministry until the Liberal National victory at the 2012 state election, but was left out of the initial Newman ministry.

Malone was promoted to Assistant Minister for Emergency Volunteers in November 2012, filling the vacancy caused by Bruce Flegg's resignation and assistant minister Tim Mander's promotion to cabinet.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Member Biography: Bruce Flegg". Parliament of Queensland. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Jim Randell
Member for Mirani
1994–2015
Succeeded by
Jim Pearce