Leeanne Enoch MP for Algester
My parents taught me that everyone, no matter who they are, deserves a fair go. I will be a strong voice for a fair go for Algester.
Leeanne Enoch MP
Leeanne has lived on Brisbane’s south and in Logan for over 30 years and is a mother to two teenage sons.
As the first member of her family to graduate from university Leeanne developed a lifelong commitment to education early in her life. She spent more than a decade as a high school teacher, working in a number of schools in South-East Queensland and in East London where her passion for community development and social justice grew stronger.
After leaving teaching, Leeanne held senior roles in local and state government leading the development and implementation of policies to support some of Queensland’s most at risk families. Leeanne worked for the Australian Red Cross for seven years in leadership roles at the state and national level guiding humanitarian policy and programs to improve the lives of Australia’s most vulnerable. She also worked with the QCU to bring justice and equity to all Queenslanders.
Leeanne is a proud Nunukul/Nughi woman from North Stradbroke Island. She has a strong sense of social justice supported by her remarkable ability to listen to the needs of others and turn issues into positive actions.
The electorate of Algester can be found towards the south of Brisbane and the suburb of the same name is situated approximetely 17 kilometres from the centre of the city. The history of the suburb’s name is based upon the main road in the district, which was formed by a local family who gave it the name Alcester in about 1910, naming it after an English town.The main recreation area in the suburb of Algester is Col Bennett Park, which is named after a local sports patron, barrister, and long-serving Labor Party Member for South Brisbane. Oxley Creek runs off the military area of Greenbank, into Forestdale and it is enclosed by wetlands and has a nice, linear park.
Suburbs: Algester, Boronia Heights, Doolandella, Forestdale , Forest Lake (part), Heathwood, Hillcrest, Larapinta, Pallara, Parkinson and Willawong