Cynthia Lillian Lui (born 17 February 1977) is an Australian politician. She has been the Labor member for Cook in the Queensland Legislative Assembly since 2017. Originally from Yam Island in the Torres Strait, Lui is the first Torres Strait Islander to be elected to any parliament. She worked as a community worker in Cairns to win internally as a representative for Cook, she then went on to secure her place within the Labor Party as the preferred candidate. Lui gave her maiden speech in the Queensland Parliament on 15 February 2018.
|Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly|
|Assumed office |
25 November 2017
|Preceded by||Billy Gordon|
|Born||17 February 1977|
Thursday Island, Queensland
- Green, Antony. "Cook". Queensland Election 2017. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 19 April 2018.
- Caldwell, Felicity (15 November 2017). "Traditional Torres Strait Islander adoption practices to be acknowledged under Labor". Brisbane Times. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
- "New Torres Strait Islander MP Cynthia Lui aims to inspire next generation of Indigenous politicians". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 29 November 2017. Archived from the original on 16 February 2018. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
- "Cairns social worker gets nod by ALP to run in Cook for upcoming state election". The Cairns Post. 10 July 2017. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
- Caldwell, Felicity. "'Today I stand on the shoulders of giants': Lui's tearful maiden speech". Brisbane Times. Archived from the original on 16 February 2018. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
|Parliament of Queensland|
| Member for Cook