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Leader  Annastacia Palaszczuk
Preceded by  Gordon Nuttall
Succeeded by  John-Paul Langbroek
Preceded by  Andrew Fraser
Party  Australian Labor Party
Leader  Annastacia Palaszczuk
Role  Australian Politician
Preceded by  Tim Nicholls
Name  Tim Mulherin

Tim Mulherin Queensland election deputy Labor leader Tim Mulherin quits
Preceded by  Desley Boyle (Regional Development)

Tim Mulherin MP states openely that School Consultation Process a SHAM

Timothy Sean Mulherin (born 24 August 1957) is an Australian politician who was the MP for Mackay in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland from 1995 to 2015 and Deputy Leader of the Opposition.


Tim Mulherin Mulherin quits Longserving MP Tim Mulherin retires due to health

Early life and career

Born in Mackay, he was a clerk on the Mackay Electricity Board before becoming involved in politics.

Political career

From 1994 to 1995 he was a state organiser of the Australian Labor Party. In 1995, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Queensland as the Labor member for Mackay, replacing Ed Casey, a former ALP leader. He served as a backbencher until he was named to the Beattie Ministry to replace the disgraced Gordon Nuttall as Minister for Primary Industries and Fisheries in December 2005. He was given additional responsibility for Regional Development in 2009, and his title was recast as Minister for Primary Industries, Fisheries and Rural and Regional Queensland. In February 2011, his titled was again changed, this time to Minister for Agriculture, Food and Regional Economies

In ALP's heavy defeat at the 2012 election, Mulherin barely held on to his seat of Mackay, a Labor stronghold for the better part of a century. There was a 16-point swing against him, reducing his majority from a safe 16 percent to a narrow 0.5 percent, making it the most marginal Labor seat in the Assembly. He was one of only three Labor members elected from outside South East Queensland and was elected as Deputy Opposition Leader.

During the 2015 election campaign Mulherin announced his retirement citing family and health reasons but remained as Deputy Opposition Leader until polling day. At the time of his retirement, he was the longest-serving Labor member of the Legislative Assembly, and the only one to have previously served in Opposition prior to 2012, having been in Parliament during the 1996–98 Coalition ministry of Rob Borbidge.

Personal life

He is married with three children.


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