About Tim

Tim Nicholls is Queensland’s Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for Arts and Major Events

Tim graduated with a law degree from the Queensland University of Technology in 1989. He practiced as a lawyer until he was elected to the Brisbane City Council in March 2000.

Prior to being elected to State Parliament in 2006, Tim served as Councillor for Hamilton Ward in Brisbane City Council for six years and established a strong record of delivering for his local community.

After being elected as state member for Clayfield in August 2006, he was appointed Shadow Treasurer. He was elected Deputy Leader of the Opposition in March 2011 and has broad experience after serving on many Parliamentary committees.

Tim served as Queensland’s Treasurer and Minister for Trade until February 2015. As Treasurer, he led the LNP Government’s significant fiscal reform agenda, including implementing the recommendations of Queensland’s Independent Commission of Audit.

He led the LNP’s drive for more efficient government and eased expenditure growth while still delivering major infrastructure such as the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing, the Gateway Motorway North Upgrade and record investment in the Bruce Highway.

In May 2016, he became Queensland Leader of the Opposition. Since Tim’s election as Leader, the LNP has announced a number of policies to generate jobs, power up the economy and Get Queensland Moving including introducing a container deposit scheme in Queensland, a plan to take the drug ice off our streets, laws to empower abuse survivors and a youth jobs plan that will create up to 20,000 opportunities for young Queenslanders.