- 27 March 1958
Atherton, Queensland, Australia
McLucas was elected as a Senator for Queensland in 1998. She trained as a Primary School teacher at the Townsville College of Advanced Education, and was the first woman President of the Townsville CAE Student Union in 1977. Her teaching career was mainly in northern Queensland. McLucas was an active member of the Queensland Teachers' Union in 1977 and was also the Secretary of the Cairns and District Provincial Trades and Labor Council from 1985-1988. In 1995 she was elected as a councillor for the Cairns City Council and represented the people of Division Seven until taking up her Senate seat on 1 July 1999. She was re-elected in 2004 and 2010. She currently holds the positions of Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Queensland and for Disabilities and Carers.