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Minister for Training and Skills

Yvette D’Ath MP

From leaving high school at 15 years of age to Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, and Minister for Training and Skills, Yvette D’Ath’s remarkable journey to the top is an inspiring lesson in hard work and determination.

Minister for Training and Skills

After a number of years in various clerical and hospitality positions, Yvette realised the value of formal education and enrolled in night school at TAFE Queensland while juggling work and a young family. The mother of two graduated from QUT with a Bachelor of Laws; she attained a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from ANU, and was admitted as a lawyer in 2006.

Yvette worked her way up from an associate for the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission to Senior Industrial Advocate for the Australian Workers’ Union in Queensland before being elected to federal parliament. Yvette has also served as a member of Queensland's former Training and Employment Recognition Council (TERC), the Queensland Workplace Bullying Taskforce and the Work and Family Taskforce.

Yvette is passionate about ensuring all children have access to quality education, improving training opportunities, protecting workers’ rights and supporting jobs in her community.​​

More information

​Ministerial Office Address

Street Address

Level 36, 1WS
1 William Street
Brisbane, QLD, 4000
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Last updated
24 October 2017