Paul Braddy

Paul Joseph Braddy (born 20 January 1939) is an Australian state politician. He was a solicitor before entering politics[1] and served as an alderman in the Rockhampton City Council for three years from 1979.[2] He entered the Queensland Parliament at a by-election for Rockhampton in 1985.[1] Braddy represented Rockhampton until 1995, when he changed to the seat of Kedron, where he remained the sitting member until his retirement.[3] He was, at various times, Minister for Education, Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Minister for Police and Corrective Services in the Goss Labor Government, and Minister for Employment, Training and Industrial Relations under Peter Beattie.[1] He was briefly Deputy Premier of Queensland[4] following the resignation of Jim Elder and the appointment of Terry Mackenroth. In 1999 Braddy announced his intended resignation from politics after his seat of Kedron was abolished, saying that he did not intend to contest the next state election.[1]

Paul Braddy
28th Deputy Premier of Queensland
In office
22 November 2000  24 November 2000
PremierPeter Beattie
Preceded byJim Elder
Succeeded byTerry Mackenroth
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Rockhampton
In office
16 February 1985  15 July 1995
Preceded byKeith Wright
Succeeded byRobert Schwarten
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Kedron
In office
15 July 1995  17 February 2001
Preceded byPat Comben
Succeeded bySeat abolished
Personal details
Born (1939-01-20) 20 January 1939
Brisbane, Queensland
Political partyLabor


  1. Koch, A; Madigan, M (12 April 1999). "Senior Minister to Quit". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane, Australia. p. 7.
  2. "Paul Braddy (ALP)". Northside Chronicle. Brisbane, Australia. 10 June 1998. p. 8.
  3. "Braddy Plans to Quit". North West News. Brisbane, Australia. 14 April 1999. p. 1.
  4. "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
Political offices
Preceded by
Terry Mackenroth
Leader of the House of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
Succeeded by
Terry Mackenroth
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Keith Wright
Member for Rockhampton
1985 - 1995
Succeeded by
Robert Schwarten
Preceded by
Pat Comben
Member for Kedron
1995 - 2001
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