|Attorney-General of Queensland and Minister for Justice|
16 February 2015
|Preceded by||Jarrod Bleijie|
|Minister for Training and Skills for Queensland|
16 February 2015
|Preceded by||John-Paul Langbroek|
|Member of the Queensland Parliament
22 February 2014
|Preceded by||Scott Driscoll|
|Member of the Australian Parliament
24 November 2007 – 7 September 2013
|Preceded by||Teresa Gambaro|
|Succeeded by||Luke Howarth|
26 July 1970 |
Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
|Alma mater||Queensland University of Technology
Australian National University
Yvette Maree D'Ath (born 26 July 1970) is an Australian politician. She is a Labor member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland representing the seat of Redcliffe. D'Ath is currently the Attorney-General of Queensland, Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills. She was previously a Labor member of the Australian House of Representatives representing the outer Brisbane seat of Petrie from 2007 to 2013.
Education and early career
D'Ath graduated from the Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Laws, followed by a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University. After working in various clerical and hospitality positions, she was appointed an associate to the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission, serving between 1992 and 1994. She then became a senior industrial advocate for the Australian Workers' Union in Queensland.
D'Ath won the seat of Petrie for Labor from Liberal Teresa Gambaro at the 2007 election with a 2-point margin from a 9.5-point swing, before increasing it to 2.5 points at the 2010 election. D'Ath was narrowly defeated by 0.5 points at the 2013 election.
Following the promotion of Mark Dreyfus as Attorney-General in February 2013, D'Ath was promoted to replace some of Dreyfus' responsibilities as Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. Her responsibilities were altered and she became Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change, Industry, and Innovation in a rearrangement of the Second Gillard Ministry on 25 March 2013.
In December 2013, D'Ath was preselected to contest the state seat of Redcliffe at the 2014 by-election. The seat of Redcliffe covered much of the same area as her former federal seat of Petrie. She won the seat with a 17.2-point two-party swing to Labor. This increased the Labor's representation in the Queensland Parliament from seven to eight seats. After the by-election victory D'Ath was made the Shadow Minister for Education and Training, Disability Services, Science, IT and Innovation.
On 27 August 2014, D'Ath was made the Shadow Attorney-General, the Shadow Minister for Justice and the Shadow Minister for Training, Disability Services and Housing after a reshuffle prompted by the Labor victory in the Stafford by-election.
After Labor's victory in the 2015 Queensland State Election, D'Ath was sworn in as Attorney-General, Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills in the Palaszczuk Ministry on 16 February 2015.
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- 2014 Redcliffe by-election: Antony Green ABC
- Redcliffe by-election: Labor candidate Yvette D'Ath wins the Queensland seat – ABC 22 February 2014
- "Queensland's new Labor Cabinet sworn in at Government House". Australian Broadcasting Corporation 16 February 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
|Parliament of Australia|
|Member for Petrie
|Parliament of Queensland|
|Member for Redcliffe
|Attorney-General of Queensland
|Minister for Training and Skills