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Chapman, Yvonne Ann (1940 - )

Born
21 January 1940
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Business Woman and Parliamentarian
Website
http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/view/historical/documents/memberBio/chapman.htm

Summary

A member of the National Party of Australia, Yvonne Chapman was elected to the seat of Pine Rivers in the Queensland Parliament in 1983. She held the ministerial portfolios of Transport and Ethnic Affairs from September 1989 until December 1989 and Welfare Services,( later Family Services) from February 1986 until December 1987.She was the first woman to be appointed to Cabinet in the Queensland Government. She lost her seat at the 1989 state election. Before her entry into state parliament she served as a councillor on the Pine Rivers Shire Council from 1976 until 1983, assumimg the position of vice-chairman in 1982. In 1994 she was elected Mayor of the Pine Rivers Shire.

Archival resources

National Library of Australia Newspaper Microcopy Reading Room

  • [Biographical cuttings on Mrs Yvonne Chapman, former minister for welfare and transport, first woman in State Cabinet], BIOG; National Library of Australia Newspaper Microcopy Reading Room. Details

Rosemary Francis

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