Tim Mander

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Tim Mander
Shadow Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services, Shadow Minister for Corrective Services
Assumed office
6 May 2016
Leader Tim Nicholls
Preceded by Jarrod Bleijie
Shadow Minister for Education & Training
In office
14 February 2015 – 6 May 2016
Leader Lawrence Springborg
Preceded by Annastacia Palaszczuk
Succeeded by Tracy Davis
Minister for Housing and Public Works of Queensland
In office
19 November 2012 – 14 February 2015
Premier Campbell Newman
Preceded by Bruce Flegg
Succeeded by Leeanne Enoch
Member of the Queensland Parliament for Everton
Assumed office
24 March 2012
Preceded by Murray Watt
Personal details
Born (1961-08-09) 9 August 1961 (age 56)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Political party Liberal National Party
Occupation Rugby league referee

Timothy Leonard "Tim" Mander (born 8 August 1961)[1] is an Australian politician and a former leading Australian rugby league referee. He is a Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly.

Before politics[edit]

A Christian and bible college graduate, Mander was the CEO of Scripture Union Queensland.[2]

Mander controlled the National Rugby League (NRL) grand final in 2004 and 2005. He was an NRL video referee.[3]

Honours awarded to Mander include 2005 International Referee of the Year and 2005 Queensland Father of the Year.[4]


Mander is the member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland for Everton, having been elected at the 2012 Queensland state election by defeating Labor's Murray Watt (the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer). He was appointed Assistant Minister for Sport and Racing on 3 April 2012.[5] He was promoted to Minister of Housing and Public Works on 19 November 2012, following the resignation of Bruce Flegg.

Following poor opinion polling, Mander initiated a leadership challenge against incumbent LNP leader Lawrence Springborg; he was shortly followed by former Treasurer Tim Nicholls. In the first round, Mander received 10 votes to Nicholls' 14 and Springborg's 17; he was therefore eliminated. Nicholls eventually prevailed with 22 votes to Springborg's 19 and was sworn in as Opposition Leader on 6 May 2016.[6]


  1. ^ "Hon Timothy (Tim) Mander". parliament.qld.gov.au. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Tim Mander – New CEO for SU Queensland". Scripture Union Queensland. 14 December 2005. Retrieved 30 March 2008. 
  3. ^ NRL Match Officiala – Video Referees
  4. ^ Number One Whistle Blower for Youth and Children's Ministry
  5. ^ "Premier announces new Ministry". Department of Premier and Cabinet. 30 March 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  6. ^ Vogler, Sarah (19 November 2012), "Former referee Tim Mander new Housing and Public Works Minister after Bruce Flegg's resignation", The Courier-Mail, retrieved 19 November 2012 

External links[edit]

Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Murray Watt
Member for Everton
Political offices
Preceded by
Bruce Flegg
Minister for Housing and Public Works