|Deputy Speaker of the Queensland Legislative Assembly|
7 December 2015
|Preceded by||Grace Grace|
|Member of the Queensland Parliament for Bulimba|
21 March 2009 –24 March 2012
|Preceded by||Pat Purcell|
|Succeeded by||Aaron Dillaway|
31 January 2015
|Preceded by||Aaron Dillaway|
|Born||12 February 1961|
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.
Bulimba is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland.
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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.
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