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Tim Quinn

Tim Quinn
14th Lord Mayor of Brisbane
In office
30 May 2003 – 27 March 2004
Preceded by Jim Soorley
Succeeded by Campbell Newman
Deputy Lord Mayor of Brisbane
In office
1 May 1997 – 30 May 2003
Leader Jim Soorley
Brisbane City Councillor for
Dutton Park Ward
In office
1985 – 30 May 2003
Succeeded by Helen Abrahams
Personal details
Born (1949-07-26) 26 July 1949
Ipswich, Queensland
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party

Kieron Owen Timothy (Tim) Quinn (born 26 July 1949, Ipswich, Queensland) is a former Australian politician.

Tim Quinn was a teacher who entered local politics in 1985 as the Alderman for The Gabba ward at an election the Harvey Labor administration lost. He served in opposition for two terms before rising to civic cabinet in the 1991 Soorley Labor election victory with Labor achieving an 18% swing against incumbent Lord Mayor Liberal Sally-Anne Atkinson.

Mr Quinn took the reins in Civic Cabinet of Development and Planning and continued in this role for the next 12 years playing an important role during this period of dramatic transformation in Brisbane. Urban Renewal of the inner city commenced, Local Area Plans were established in conjunction with character housing protection provision to retain Brisbane's distinctive "tin and timber' character. Ugly "six pack" units were banned with design guidelines overhauled and Suburban Centre Improvement Schemes were also commenced in 1996 to revitalise traditional local shopping strips and are now widespread throughout the city.,[1]

Mr Quinn became Brisbane's Lord Mayor following Lord Mayor Jim Soorley's retirement from politics in 2003 after serving as Deputy Mayor since 1997.[2][3]

Quinn, part of the Socialist Left (Australia) wing faction of the Australian Labor Party, was subsequently defeated by Campbell Newman in March 2004 after a big spending Liberal campaign.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Labor romps home". Southern News (Brisbane, Australia). 30 March 2000. p. 1. 
  2. ^ Heywood, Lachlan (31 May 2003). "Quinn quick to assert himself".  
  3. ^ Heywood, Lachlan; Parnell, Sean (19 February 2003). "Secret deal anoints Soorley's successor".  
  4. ^ Corkill, Michael (22 February 2003). "City hall's backroom bartering".  
  5. ^ "The Mayor's moving on".  
Preceded by
Jim Soorley
Lord Mayor of Brisbane
Succeeded by
Campbell Newman

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