Keith De Lacy

Premier and Minister for the Olympics The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

Former Queensland Treasurer Keith De Lacy has died.

He was 81.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has offered her condolences to his family and paid tribute to Mr De Lacy’s service to Queensland and the Labor Party.

“Keith was part of Wayne Goss’ government which will long be remembered for its reforms,” the Premier said.

“I extend my sympathies to Keith’s daughters, Jonnie, Jacquie, Toni and their families.”

Born in Cairns, Mr De Lacy is former underground coal miner and farmer who attended the University of Queensland as a mature age correspondence student.

He was an MP for 15 years, notably as Queensland’s treasurer from 1989 until 1996.

After politics, Mr De Lacy had a successful business career as both director and chairman of a range of companies.

He was President of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and received that organisation’s Gold Medal.

He was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for his services to Queensland.

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