Yvette D'Ath, State Representative for Redcliffe and Minister of Health, has assisted Queensland in navigating the COVID-19 pandemic in 2022 as the population made the shift to "living with COVID."
As the Federal Member for Petrie, Ms. D'Ath entered politics and served in the Australian Parliament from 2007 to 2013.
She was chosen to serve as the State Member for Redcliffe in a 2014 by-election, and she has continued to do so through the general elections of 2015, 2017, and 2020.
At the age of 15, the former Redcliffe State High School student began working full-time, taking administrative and hospitality employment. Ms. D'Ath, who understood the significance of education, enrolled in night classes while also working and raising a family.
She earned a Bachelor of Laws from Queensland University of Technology, a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University in Canberra, and in 2006 was admitted as a lawyer.
Prior to going into politics, she was employed by the Australian Workers' Union.
She served as the shadow minister for education and training, disability services, science, IT, and innovation after being chosen as the State Member for Redcliffe in 2014, and she later rose to the position of shadow attorney general.
Ms. D'Ath was named Queensland's Attorney-General, Minister for Justice, and Minister for Training and Skills in 2015 after Labor won the state elections.
She was invited by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to continue serving as Minister for Justice and Attorney-General for Queensland after winning the 2017 State Election. She also accepted the position of Leader of the House, in charge of overseeing the government's legislative agenda.
Her continuous tenure as attorney general of Queensland was the longest since World War II.
After the 2020 State Election, she was appointed Minister of Health and Ambulance Services. The Leader of the House in the Queensland Parliament is still Ms. D'Ath.
She played a significant role in obtaining the rail line to Redcliffe by promoting the project as a member of both the federal and state governments. The rail opened in 2016.
Ms D’Ath is a proud resident of the peninsula who raised her two children there. As they grew up she became involved in many different sporting club and schools.
Additionally, she is an avid supporter of the Redcliffe Dolphins rugby league team, usually supporting during home matches and excitedly anticipating their entrance into the NRL in 2023.