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Dale Last MP

Dale Last MP

Shadow Minister for Natural Resources & Mines, Queensland Government

Shadow minister Last’s portfolio incorporates Natural Resources and Mines, Fire and Emergency Services, Corrective Services, and Rural and Regional Affairs.
He was born and educated in Bundaberg, Queensland.
After 25 years as a Police Officer at stations throughout regional Queensland, he was appointed to the role of Officer in Charge, Townsville Police Station, in December 2000.
In 1988, he was awarded the National Police Medal “for diligent long service to the community in hazardous circumstances”.
After leaving the Queensland Police Service, Dale was elected to Townsville City Council and served as Councillor and Deputy Mayor from 2008 to 2012.
In addition to roles with Emergency Management Queensland and the employment services sector, Dale has also operated his own small business.
Before being elected to the Queensland Parliament Dale was responsible for the delivery of the Remote Jobs & Communities Program and Remote School Attendance Strategy on Palm Island.
Dale was elected as Member for Burdekin on January 31st and was sworn in on March 24th, 2015. The Burdekin electorate is home to major resources projects in the Bowen Basin and transport infrastructure including Abbot Point.
Since being elected, Dale has been a member of the Crime and Corruption Committee and the Utilities, Science and Innovation Committee as well as being Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Shadow Minister for Police and Shadow Minister for Northern Queensland.

10:30 am - 11:00 am
QME Expo Floor Theatre

Consolidating Queensland’s natural resources base – milestones and challenges

  • Securing and generating jobs
  • Reviewing critical Infrastructure
  • Assessing mine safety
  • Critical Minerals
  • Diversification
  • Future of Mining