Peter Beattie

Politician from Australia

Peter Beattie Peter Douglas Beattie AC (born 18 November 1952) is a former Australian politician who served as the 36th Premier of the Australian state of Queensland for nine years and leader of the Australian Labor Party in that state for eleven and a half years. His sweeping victories in the 2001, 2004 and 2006 state elections confirmed him as one of the most electorally successful politicians in Australia. His Premiership lasted from 20 June 1998 to 13 September 2007 when he retired electorally undefeated. In his later years he groomed and was then succeeded by his Deputy Anna Bligh who became the first female Premier of Queensland. Beattie was born in Sydney as the youngest of seven children. He was raised by his grandmother at Atherton, a small town in North Queensland. At school, he met Heather Scott-Halliday, whom he later married. They have three adult children and live in Wilston, a suburb of Brisbane. After Beattie moved to Brisbane, he graduated with a law degree from the University of Queensland (where he was President of the Student Club at St John's College, University of Queensland), earned a Master of Arts degree from Queensland University of Technology, and then entered the  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Peter Douglas Beattie,The Hon. Peter Beattie
Date of birth
Place of birth
Heather Beattie
Denis Beattie Matthew Beattie Larissa Beattie

Political career

Party From To
Australian Labor Party


Institution From To
University of Queensland 1971
Queensland University of Technology

Comment Peter Beattie on facebook