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Desley Boyle Wikipedia
Desley Carole Boyle (born 29 March 1948) is a former Australian Labor Party politician. Boyle represented the electoral district of Cairns, Queensland in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland and was elected in the 1998 State election and served until 2012
Boyle was the director and clinical psychologist for Desley Boyle and Associates, in Cairns. She held a position with the Cairns' local government from 1988 to 1994, including two years as Deputy Mayor.
Boyle held various positions in the Beattie Ministry. She was appointed Minister for Local Government and Planning in February 2004, and added the new post of Minister for Women a month later. In August 2004, she also added Minister for Minister for the Environment. In a September 2006 reshuffle, she was appointed Minister for Child Safety.
When Anna Bligh took over from Beattie in September 2007, Boyle was appointed Minister for Tourism, Regional Development and Industry. Following the 2009 election, she returned to the Local Government portfolio as Minister for Local Government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships. On 17 February 2011, Boyle announced that she would be retiring at the 2012 state election and stood down from Cabinet four days later.
At the election, Labor lost the seat to Gavin King of the Liberal National Party.
Desley lives in Cairns, Tropical North Queensland. She has three children and three grandchildren. Her hobbies include theater, film and contemporary music.