Di and her husband, Ian have lived in Hawthorne, in the Bulimba electorate, for over 25 years. It’s where they have raised their two daughters, Lucy, and Millie, and where Di has been actively involved with numerous community groups over many years.
Di was honoured to serve as the Member for Bulimba from 2009-2012, earning a reputation as a hard worker who is passionate about her community.
She was delighted to be re-elected in January 2015, promising that, under a Palaszczuk Government, she would again be making sure that the voice of her community would be heard.
Di believes that a politician can’t know what their community needs if they’re not out and about, making themselves as accessible as possible and listening to what’s important to people.
It’s why she is so aware of the need for good health, and education services. And it’s why she works with local residents to ensure they have a say in addressing future development, public transport needs and local traffic congestion issues. She knows how important it is to address these issues if we’re to retain the quality of life that’s so precious to residents in her area.
Di holds a range of positions on local community organisations, including:
- Patron Bulimba Senior Citizens
- Patron Morningside Australian Football Club
- Patron QLD Scleroderma Association
- Life Member TS Gayundah Navel cadets
- Patron Bulimba Bulls Hockey Club
- Member South East Brisbane Chamber of Commerce
- Member Bulimba Historical Society
- Member Friends of Balmoral Cemetery
Di Farmer currently serves as Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development.
Working with local residents over the next four years, Di will apply her experience, and her genuine love of and passion for her community to get the possible outcomes for her community