Coralee O'Rourke

Coralee Jane O'Rourke is an Australian politician. She has been the Labor member for Mundingburra in the Queensland Legislative Assembly since 2015.[1]


Coralee O'Rourke

Minister for Disability Services of Queensland
Assumed office
16 February 2015
PremierAnnastacia Palaszczuk
Preceded byTracy Davis
Minister for Seniors
of Queensland
Assumed office
16 February 2015
PremierAnnastacia Palaszczuk
Preceded byTracy Davis (Communities)
Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland
Assumed office
16 February 2015
PremierAnnastacia Palaszczuk
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Mundingburra
Assumed office
31 January 2015
Preceded byDavid Crisafulli
Personal details
Political partyLabor
Children2
EducationQueensland University of Technology
ProfessionEarly childhood educator

Early life and education

O'Rourke attended Queensland University of Technology and completed a bachelor's degree in Education (Early Childhood) and was the Director of a community-based early learning centre in Aitkenvale (Townsville) prior to her election to Parliament on 31 January 2015.

Political career

O'Rourke was sworn in as Minister for Disability Services, Minister for Seniors and Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland in the Palaszczuk Ministry on 16 February 2015.[2]

She currently lives in Townsville with her husband and their two teenaged children.[3]

Personal life

On 24 October 2018, O'Rourke publicly announced that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer a week earlier.[4]

References

  1. Green, Antony. "Mundingburra". Queensland Election 2015. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 26 January 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  2. "Queensland's new Labor Cabinet sworn in at Government House". Australian Broadcasting Corporation 16 February 2015. Archived from the original on 22 February 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  3. "Coralee O'Rouke". Queensland Labor. Archived from the original on 6 April 2017. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  4. Layt, Stuart (24 October 2018). "Qld MP diagnosed with breast cancer". news.com.au.
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
David Crisafulli
Member for Mundingburra
2015–present
Incumbent


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