Di Farmer

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Di Farmer

Deputy Speaker of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
Assumed office
7 December 2015
Preceded by Grace Grace
Member of the Queensland Parliament for Bulimba
In office
21 March 2009 24 March 2012
Preceded by Pat Purcell
Succeeded by Aaron Dillaway
Assumed office
31 January 2015
Preceded by Aaron Dillaway
Personal details
Born (1961-02-12) 12 February 1961 (age 58)
Brisbane, Queensland
Political party Labor
ProfessionSpeech pathologist

Dianne Elizabeth Farmer (born 12 February 1961) is an Australian politician. She was first elected for the seat of Bulimba to the Queensland State Parliament for the Labor at the 2009 Queensland election but lost her seat at the 2012 election to Aaron Dillaway of the Liberal National Party. Farmer defeated Dillaway at the 2015 election to regain Bulimba for Labor.

Electoral district of Bulimba state electoral district of Queensland, Australia

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Despite her previous experience in Parliament and the previous Caucus did not have a backbench, Farmer missed out on a spot in the new Palaszczuk ministry.

She was appointed Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence on 12 December 2017 at the start of the second Palaszczuk Government.

Farmer was born in Brisbane, and received a Bachelor of Speech Therapy from the University of Queensland and a Postgraduate Diploma of Administrative Studies from Kedron Park College of Advanced Education. She was a public servant and Labor Party organiser prior to her election. [1]

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  1. Queensland Parliament (2009). "Farmer, Dianne Elizabeth (Di)" . Retrieved 22 June 2009.
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Pat Purcell
Member for Bulimba
Succeeded by
Aaron Dillaway
Preceded by
Aaron Dillaway
Member for Bulimba