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    Premier and Minister for Trade
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Lady Florence Bjelke-Petersen

    Premier and Minister for Trade
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Wednesday, December 20, 2017

    Lady Florence Bjelke-Petersen

    On behalf of all Queenslanders, I want to express my sorrow and send my condolences to the family of Lady Florence “Flo” Bjelke-Petersen, upon reports of her death at 97 years.

    Lady Flo, as she is fondly known, was the wife of Queensland’s longest serving Premier Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen and brought her passions for cooking - those famous pumpkin scones - family and faith to the fore during Sir Joh’s 19-year service as Premier and 40-year service as a Member of Parliament.

    They were a loving couple and a formidable political pairing.

    Lady Flo represented Queensland in her own right serving as Senator from 1981 to 1993, and supporting many local and State-wide causes.