Di Farmer

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 Party 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.

Di Farmer

Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women, Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence
Assumed office
12 December 2017
Deputy Speaker of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
In office
7 December 2015  12 December 2017
Preceded byGrace Grace
Member of the Queensland Parliament for Bulimba
In office
21 March 2009  24 March 2012
Preceded byPat Purcell
Succeeded byAaron Dillaway
Assumed office
31 January 2015
Preceded byAaron Dillaway
Personal details
Born (1961-02-12) 12 February 1961
Brisbane, Queensland
Political partyLabor
ProfessionSpeech pathologist

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]


  1. Queensland Parliament (2009). "Farmer, Dianne Elizabeth (Di)". Archived from the original on 18 June 2009. 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

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