Annastacia Palaszczuk is an Australian politician and Premier of Queensland know all about her in this article as like her Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Partner, Children, Education and Salary.
|Birthdate ( Age)||25 July 1969|
|Place of Birth||Durack, Australia|
|Spouse/Partner||Simon Every (m. 2004–2009), George Megalogenis (m. 1996–1998)|
|Parents||Henry Palaszczuk, Lorelle Palaszczuk|
|Education||University of London|
|Profession||Premier of Queensland|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $2 Million|
|Last Update||October 2022|
Annastacia Palaszczukis an Australian politician who has been the 39th premier of Queensland since 2015 and the leader of the Queensland branch of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) since 2012. Her first ministry was majority female, also a first in Australia. She went on to lead Labor to increased majorities at the 2017 and 2020 elections, making her the first Australian female premier to win three terms.
Annastacia Palaszczuk Family
Palaszczuk was raised in the Brisbane suburb of Durack. Her father, veteran state Labor MP Henry Pałaszczuk, was born in Germany to Polish parents.Her Australian mother, Lorelle, is descended from German settlers.She attended St Mary’s College, Ipswich from 1982 to 1986.
She has degrees in Arts and Laws from the University of Queensland, a Masters of Arts from the London School of Economics , and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from Australian National University.
Annastacia Palaszczukis Husband
Palaszczuk was married to journalist George Megalogenis from 1996 to 1998, and to Simon Every, who was then Senator Joe Ludwig’s chief of staff, from 2004 to 2009. From 2015 to 2018, her partner was Shaun Drabsch, an infrastructure adviser. During the 2017 Queensland election, Drabsch was alleged to have a conflict of interest over Adani Group’s Carmichael coal mine.Palaszczuk and Drabsch split “amicably” in February 2018.
Annastacia Palaszczukis Net Worth
Annastacia Palaszczukis an Australian politician who has been the 39th premier of Queensland has an estimated Net Worth around $1 Million – $2 Million in 2022.
Palaszczuk worked as a policy adviser to a number of Labor ministers, including Minister for Communities, Disabilities and Seniors, Warren Pitt and former Minister for the Environment, Dean Wells.She later decided to have a career in the legal profession and was studying for admission as a solicitor when her father announced his intention to retire at the 2006 election.
On 9 October 2008, Palaszczuk was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Main Roads and Local Government in the wake of Ronan Lee’s defection to the Greens. Just over five months later, she was appointed Minister for Disability Services and Multicultural Affairs in the Bligh ministry following the 2009 election.In February 2011, she was promoted to Minister for Transport and Multicultural Affairs.
At the 2012 election, the Bligh government was overwhelmingly defeated by the Liberal National Party led by Campbell Newman, losing 44 seats. Palaszczuk lost over 17 percent of her primary vote from 2009, but retained her seat with a 46.2 per cent primary vote and a 56.9 per cent two-party vote, representing a 14-percent swing from 2009.
Palaszczuk faced the task of rebuilding a party which had just suffered the worst defeat of a sitting government in Queensland history, and amongst the worst that a governing party has ever suffered at the state level in Australia. She also faced the difficulty of leading an opposition caucus of only seven members, two short of official status.On 29 March 2012, Palaszczuk announced that she would support the state parliamentary term being extended to four years, as is the case in the other Australian states. Newman indicated he supported the move as well.
On 9 February 2015, with projections showing Labor assured of at least a minority government, Palaszczuk said she intended to meet with Governor Paul de Jersey on 11 February and advise him that she could form a government.Hours after the results were declared, de Jersey formally invited Palaszczuk to form a government.She was sworn in on 14 February 2015.It was only the seventh change of government in Queensland since 1915.
Palaszczuk led Queensland Labor to the 2020 election and was challenged by the LNP opposition led by Deb Frecklington. Palaszczuk entered the 2020 election in a strong position, and was immensely popular amongst Queenslanders and voters, with her approval rating often soaring above 60%. In contrast, the LNP leader Deb Frecklington became increasingly unpopular amongst voters, trailing Palaszczuk as preferred premier by around 20 points and suffering negative net approval ratings.
Although Deputy Premier Jackie Trad was defeated in her seat of South Brisbane, it was the only seat the government lost in the election. Labor picked up four seats; winning 52, the LNP opposition winning just 34, a net loss of five. Along the way, Labor won all but five of Brisbane’s 40 seats, their best showing in the capital since 2009. Palaszczuk declared victory on the night of the election, with Frecklington conceding and resigning from leadership the next day.