Terry Mackenroth

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The Honourable
Terry Mackenroth
Deputy Premier of Queensland
In office
30 November 2000 – 28 July 2005
PremierPeter Beattie
Preceded byPaul Braddy
Succeeded byAnna Bligh
44th Treasurer of Queensland
In office
22 February 2001 – 25 July 2005
Preceded byDavid Hamill
Succeeded byPeter Beattie
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Chatsworth
In office
12 November 1977 – 25 July 2005
Preceded byBill Hewitt
Succeeded byMichael Caltabiano
Personal details
BornTerence Michael Mackenroth
(1949-07-16)16 July 1949
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Died30 April 2018(2018-04-30) (aged 68)
South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
NationalityAustralian
Political partyLabor
OccupationSteel fabrication business owner

Terence Michael Mackenroth (16 July 1949 – 30 April 2018) was an Australian politician from Queensland, who was a member of the Labor Party. He served almost 28 years with a notable parliamentary service history and a number of ministerial roles including Treasurer and Deputy Premier.[1]

Political career[edit]

Mackenroth was first elected on 12 November 1977 in the southern Brisbane seat of Chatsworth.[1]

Mackenroth was Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Leader of the House from 7 December 1989 to 10 December 1991, then Minister for Housing and Local Government until the Goss government lost power on 19 February 1996.[1]

While in opposition, Mackenroth was Shadow Minister for Housing, Local Government and Planning, Communication and Information from 17 December 1996 to 26 June 1998.[1]

After the ALP returned to power under Peter Beattie in 1998, Mackenroth returned to Ministerial rank, picking-up portfolios of Regional and Rural Communities (until 16 December 1999), Local Government and Planning (until 30 November 2000) and Communication and Information (until 22 February 2001).[1]

Described favourably by Beattie as a "tough son-of-a-bitch",[2] Mackenroth was made Deputy Premier on 30 November 2000 after the former deputy premier, Jim Elder, resigned from the party before he admitted to electoral fraud at a Criminal Justice Commission inquiry into electoral rorting. With the developing scandal, Beattie trusted Mackenroth to help him save the government. He was known as "The Fox" within government for his political intelligence and strategies.

On 22 February 2001, Mackenroth took on the position of Treasurer. He remained as Treasurer and Deputy Premier for over four years until his resignation from parliament on 25 July 2005.[1]

In April 2007 Mackenroth was appointed a panelist on the Local Government Reform Commission.

Outside politics[edit]

He was married with two daughters and was a qualified welder. Prior to his entry into politics, Mackenroth was principal in a steel fabrication and building company.

Mackenroth was appointed a director of the Queensland-based property development company Devine Limited on 29 September 2005.

After north Queensland was ravaged by Cyclone Larry on 20 March 2006, Mackenroth was appointed to help in the recovery of the region.

Mackenroth was an independent director at Queensland Rugby League and a former director of the Australian Rugby League. In November 2016, Mackenroth was appointed interim chairman of the Central Queensland Capras in Rockhampton following the resignation of Geoff Murphy. His role with the Capras was to assist with the transition process, restructure the club and help find a new board. He previously acted in a similar role at the Northern Pride in Cairns.[3][4]

Mackenroth died at Mater Private Hospital on 30 April 2018,[5] aged 68 years, from a combination of a lung tumour and pneumonia, less than a fortnight after diagnosis of the lung tumour. Twenty years earlier he had been successfully treated for lung cancer.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Archived from the original on 6 February 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  2. ^ ABC 7.30 Report, "Numbers game", 30 November 2000 Archived 24 January 2005 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ New model to strengthen Capras Archived 22 November 2016 at the Wayback Machine., QRL Media, QRL website, 21 November 2016, Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  4. ^ The $250,000 lifeline that saved Capras Archived 23 November 2016 at the Wayback Machine., Matty Holdsworth, The Morning Bulletin, 22 November 2016, Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Former Queensland deputy premier Terry Mackenroth dies aged 68". Nine News. 2 May 2018. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  6. ^ O'Brien, Chris (30 April 2018). "Queensland Labor stalwart Terry Mackenroth dies from lung tumour". ABC News. Archived from the original on 30 April 2018. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
Political offices
Preceded by
Paul Braddy
Deputy Premier of Queensland
2000–2005
Succeeded by
Anna Bligh
Preceded by
David Hamill
Treasurer of Queensland
2001–2005
Succeeded by
Peter Beattie
Preceded by
Tony FitzGerald
Leader of the House of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
1998–2001
Succeeded by
Anna Bligh
Preceded by
Paul Braddy
Leader of the House of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
1992–1996
Succeeded by
Tony FitzGerald
Preceded by
Neville Harper
Leader of the House of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
1989–1991
Succeeded by
Paul Braddy
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Bill Hewitt
Member for Chatsworth
1977–2005
Succeeded by
Michael Caltabiano