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About Yvette
A helping hand when you need it the most…

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Yvette was elected to represent the State electorate of Redcliffe at a by-election in 2014. She has long had an affinity with the local area; attending Redcliffe State High School as a student, and living locally with her husband, a police officer, as they raise their two children.

Yvette entered the full-time workforce at the age of 15 and worked in a variety of jobs including clerical and hospitality positions. Realising the value of education, Yvette returned to study, putting herself through night school as she continued working and began to raise a family. She graduated from QUT with a Bachelor of Laws, attained a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from ANU and was admitted as a lawyer in 2006. Yvette worked for the Australian Workers’ Union before representing the Redcliffe area as the Federal Member for Petrie from 2007 until 2013.

At the 2014 Redcliffe by-election Yvette entered the Queensland Legislative Assembly as the Member for Redcliffe and the 8th member of the Queensland Parliamentary Labor Party. Yvette served as shadow Minister for Education and Training; Disability Services; Science, IT and Innovation, later becoming Shadow Attorney-General during the Newman Government.

At the 2015 State Election Yvette was re-elected to the seat of Redcliffe. In March 2015 Yvette was appointed Queensland’s Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Minister for Training and Skills and is carrying out vital policy and program reform within her portfolios.

Yvette is passionate about ensuring all children have access to quality education and training opportunities, that we have a strong public health system, protecting workers rights and supporting jobs in the community. Yvette is also committed to ensuring that we have a fair and accessible justice system in Queensland.

Yvette understands the value that seniors bring to our community, both through their working life and in retirement, and believes we should fight for equal opportunities for people with disability and strengthen support for their carers.

 

“As a mum with two school-aged children, I know firsthand the pressures of juggling a family with work and making sure bills are paid on time. That is why I will always stand up for a fair go for our community, to make sure they get a helping hand when they need it the most”

Yvette D’Ath MP