James Lister (politician)

James Paul Lister (born 6 April 1976) is an Australian politician. He has been the Liberal National Party member for Southern Downs in the Queensland Legislative Assembly since 2017.[1]

James Lister

Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Southern Downs
Assumed office
25 November 2017
Preceded byLawrence Springborg
Personal details
Born (1976-04-06) 6 April 1976
Benowa, Queensland
Political partyLiberal National Party
Alma materQueensland University of Technology
Military service
Allegiance Australia
Branch/serviceRoyal Australian Air Force
Years of service2000–2017
RankSquadron leader

Lister was born in Benowa, Queensland, and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from the Queensland University of Technology. He served in the Royal Australian Air Force from 2000 to 2017, and during that was also aide-de-camp to the Governor-General, Michael Jeffery, in 2004, and to the Governor of Queensland, Quentin Bryce, from 2007 to 2008.[2]


  1. Green, Antony. "Southern Downs". Queensland Election 2017. Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
  2. Parliamentary Profile, Parliament of New South Wales.
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Lawrence Springborg
Member for Southern Downs
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