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Treasurer and Minister for Trade

Treasurer Tim Nicholls

Tim Nicholls MP

Treasurer and Minister for Trade

The Honourable Tim Nicholls MP was sworn in as Queensland’s Treasurer on 26 March 2012. He was later given the additional responsibility of handling the highly important Trade portfolio.

Mr Nicholls began his career as a senior associate at a major Australian law firm, specialising in commercial law.

He was first elected to Queensland’s Parliament in 2006 as the Member for Clayfield, after six years in local government as a councillor for the Hamilton Ward in the Brisbane City Council.

During his time at Council, Mr Nicholls was the Lord Mayor’s Finance Spokesman and a member of the Expenditure Review Committee. He has a strong reputation as a capable economic manager, having balanced three budgets at Brisbane City Council - Australia’s largest local council with an annual budget exceeding $3 billion.

Mr Nicholls was appointed Shadow Treasurer in 2008. He also served as Deputy Leader of the Opposition from March 2011 to March 2012.

He and his wife Mary, an occupational therapist, have three children.

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Last reviewed 15 May 2013