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D'ATH, the Hon. Yvette MareeBiography for D'ATH, the Hon. Yvette Maree

Member for Petrie (Qld)

Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Petrie, Queensland, 2007. Re-elected 2010. Defeated at general elections 2013.

Parliamentary Positions

Member of the Speaker's Panel from 20.10.2010 to 13.2.2013.

Ministerial Appointments

Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency from 4.2.2013 to 25.3.2013.

Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change, Industry and Innovation from 25.3.2013 to 18.9.2013.

Committee Service

House of Representatives Select: Address in Reply served from 12.2.2008 to 13.2.2008

House of Representatives Standing: Education and Training served from 19.2.2008 to 19.7.2010; Climate Change, Water, Environment and the Arts served from 19.2.2008 to 16.3.2009; Education and Employment served from 25.10.2010 to 13.2.2013; Privileges and Members' Interests served from 14.3.2012 to 19.3.2012; Privileges and Members' Interests served as Chair from 20.3.2012 to 5.2.2013

Joint Select: Parliamentary Budget Office served from 23.11.2010 to 23.3.2011

Joint Standing: Migration served from 18.2.2008 to 21.3.2011; National Broadband Network served as Deputy Chair from 22.3.2011 to 14.3.2012

Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit served as Deputy Chair from 25.10.2010 to 6.2.2013

Conferences, Delegations and Visits

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to USA, September-October 2011.

Party Positions

Member of the Australian Labor Party from 1996.

Delegate to the Australian Labor Party State Conference (Qld.) from 1996 to 2011.

Delegate to the Australian Labor Party National Conference from 2003 to 2011.

Member of the Australian Labor Party National Executive from 2004 to 2007.


Born: 26.7.1970, Penrith, Australia

Gender: Female

Marital Status: Married

Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

LLB (Queensland University of Technology).

GradDipLegPrac (Australian National University).

Associate at the Industrial Relations Commission (Qld).

Senior Industrial Advocate for the Australian Workers' Union.


Name: Petrie

Location: outer northern Brisbane; it includes the Brisbane suburbs of Bald Hills, Bracken Ridge, Carseldine and Fitzgibbon, and parts of Aspley and Bridgeman Downs. The suburbs on the Redcliffe Peninsula include Clontarf, Deception Bay, Griffin, Kippa-Ring, Mango Hill, Margate, Newport, North Lakes, Redcliffe, Rothwell, Scarborough and Woody Point, and parts of Burpengary.

Area: 152 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 86,683 (at 21.8.2010)

Industries: light industrial and commercial activities.

Includes: Petrie includes parts of the Queensland Legislative Assembly electorates of Aspley, Murrumba, Redcliffe and Sandgate.