• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE4236

Cunningham, Junita Irene

(1939 – 2015)
  • Nationality Australian
  • Born 12 February, 1939, Bundaberg Queensland Australia
  • Died 7 February, 2015, Bundaberg Queensland Australia
  • Occupation Parliamentarian


A member of the Australian Labor Party, Nita Cunningham was elected to the Parliament of Queensland in 1998 as Member for Bundaberg and served until her retirement from parliament in 2006. During her parliamentary career she served as Minister for Local Government and Planning from November 2000 until February 2004. Before her entry into state parliament she served as a local government councillor and Deputy Mayor from 1988 until 1991 and as Mayor from 1991 until 1998.

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