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Craig Crawford MP

Craig Crawford MP

Raised on a dairy farm in western Victoria, The Honourable Craig Crawford MP was educated in the local public school system and began his career working in hotel management.

During his 20 years of voluntary service to the Victorian Country Fire Authority (CFA), he was promoted to the rank of Captain and selected to be an Ambulance Paramedic. He went onto work for both the Victorian and Queensland Ambulance Services for 15 years. While working as a paramedic in Mareeba, Mr Crawford became passionate about ensuring that every part of Queensland including remote communities have access to equitable and quality healthcare.

He was driven into politics after many years defending the workers’ rights and entitlements of paramedics as a Union Delegate both in Victoria and Queensland.

Mr Crawford was first appointed as the Minister for Fire and Emergency Services in 2017 and then as Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships in May 2020.

His work as the Member for Barron River and as the Ministerial Champion for Mornington Island and Palm Island has allowed him to understand first-hand the issues that impact the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Queensland’s remote and discrete communities and in urban and regional settings.

Today, Mr Crawford is Minister for Seniors and Disability Services and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, where his focus is to improve the social and economic wellbeing of Queensland seniors, people with disability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders, to enable them to thrive.