Unity Women

Labor Unity should be very proud of their achievements in being very well represented amongst the Labor Women in the current Queensland Parliament.

Queensland is already the most progressive state government in Australia with Palaszczuk Labor government having 8 out of 14 (57%) of the frontbench made up of Labor Women, including both the Premier and the Deputy Premier.

Labor Unity Women also comprise 31.25% of the total number of women in the Queensland Labor Government, and 11% of Queensland Labor Government in its entirety, punching well above their weight.


All Labor Unity Women hold a number of very influential positions within this current state Labor government.

Hon. Minister Kate Jones, Member for Ashgrove has the very influential and important portfolios of Minister for Education, Minister for Small Business and Minister for the Commonwealth Games.

Hon. Minister Grace Grace, Member for Brisbane Central has important responsibilities over the portfolios of Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations, Minister for Racing, and Minister for Multicultural Affairs. 

Julianne Gilbert MP, Member for Mackay holds the position of Deputy Government Whip and serves on the Agriculture and Environment Committee and the Parliamentary Crime and Corruption Committee. 

Di Farmer MP, Member for Bulimba holds the distinguished position of Deputy Speaker. 

Leanne Linard MP, Member for Nudgee is Chair of the Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic Family Violence Prevention Committee. 


 Labor Unity has adopted the Affirmative Action Policies ratified at the recent National and State Labor Conferences and has created an Affirmative Action Committee to oversee the movement toward the commitment of 50% of women in all levels of government and within the Party structure by 2025.

The committed and progressive views and actions of Labor Unity in promoting and supporting its Labor Unity Women members and the range of opportunities provided to socialize and network with members of Labor Unity and Labor Unity Women in particular, make it a fantastic time to come on board and shape the future for women in our society.  For further in formation on how to get involved please contact QLU Secretary Vickey Payne at vickeypayne@iinet.net.au