Net Worth and Salary

Net Worth and Salary


Annastacia Palaszczuk

Annastacia Palaszczuk

Who is Annastacia Palaszczuk?

Annastacia Palaszczuk is a well-known Australian politician. Following the 2015 elections, Annastacia Palaszczuk became Queensland’s 39th Prime Minister. Since the 2006 elections, Palaszczuk has served in the Queensland State House of Representatives. She started her political career as an Enala representative in the early 2000s and has subsequently served on many committees. Palaszczuk worked as a political consultant and lawyer before being elected to the Legislative Assembly, succeeding her father Henry Palaszczuk in the seat of Inala.

She worked in a variety of jobs during the Bligh government, which saw Queensland Labor suffer a historic loss.

Similarly, as one of just seven surviving Labor Assembly Members, she was elected uncontested as Queensland Labor Leader, becoming Opposition Leader.

Furthermore, Annastacia’s first government had a majority of female ministers, a first in Australia.

Annastacia Palaszczuk – Birth, Parents, Siblings & Education

Annastacia Palaszczuk grew raised in the Brisbane suburb of Durack.

Her father, senior state Labor MP Henry Paaszczuk, was born in Germany to Polish parents, but Lorelle Paaszczuk, her Australian mother, is a descendent of German immigrants.

Palaszczuk attended St Mary’s College in Ipswich from 1982 to 1986.

Annastacia graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws, as well as a Master of Arts from the London School of Economics (where she was a Chevening Scholar) and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the Australian National University.

After electing to pursue a political career in which she could enact rather than interpret laws, she was allowed to practice law two weeks after being elected to the Queensland Parliament in 2006.

After her father, Henry Palaszczuk, retired, Annastacia campaigned for the seat of Inala.

Before joining politics, she worked as a part-time sales assistant, a teacher at the University of Queensland’s Aboriginal and Island Students Service, a tutor at the Australian National University, and an adviser to federal and state legislators and ministers.

Net Worth of Annastacia Palaszczuk? Salary, Earning

The actual net worth of Anastasia Palaszczuk is unknown.

She may have accumulated a substantial fortune as a successful politician, though.

Similarly, based on various sources and her lifestyle, Annastacia Palaszczuk’s net worth is estimated to be between $1 million and $5 million.

Facts of Annastacia Palaszczuk

Name Annastacia Palaszczuk
Birthday July 25, 1969
Age 51 years
Gender Female
Parents Lorelle Palaszczuk, Henry Palaszczuk
Birth Place Durack, Brisbane.
Nationality Australian
Ethnicity Mixed
Religion Christian
Height 5 Foot 8 Inches
Weight 68 KG
Education St. Mary’s College University of London, University of Queensland, Australia National Universit
Profession Politician
Net worth $1million-$5 million
Marital status Divorced; George Megalogenis ​ ​(m. 1996; div. 1998), Simon Every ​​(m. 2004; div. 2009)
Relationship Status Single
Children No children

Annastacia Palaszczuk – Relationship, Married Life, Boyfriend/ Girlfriend

Annastacia Palaszczuk was married to journalist George Megalogenis from 1996 to 1998, and subsequently to Simon Every.

From 2015 to 2018, her partner was infrastructure advisor Shaun Drabsch.

Furthermore, during the 2017 Queensland election, Drabsch was accused of having a conflict of interest in relation to Adani Group’s Carmichael coal project.

Palaszczuk and Drabsch separated “amicably” in February 2018.

Body Measurement- Height, Weight, Hair Colour

Information about Annastacia Palaszczuk’s professional career is unavailable.

Professional Career

Many Labor ministers, including Warren Pitt, the Minister for Communities, Disabilities and Seniors, and Dean Wells, the former Minister for the Environment, have sought Palaszczuk’s advice.

When her father declared his desire to retire before the 2006 election, she opted to pursue a career in law and was training to become a solicitor.

Following her father’s retirement, she ran for and won Labor preselection for his seat of Inala in southwest Brisbane, the safest Labor seat in Queensland, and was elected by a margin of more than 30 points.

In the 2012 election, the Bligh administration was soundly defeated by the Liberal National Party, headed by Campbell Newman, losing 44 seats.

Annastacia Palaszczuk
Annastacia Palaszczuk is a politician. Source: The Australian

Furthermore, Palaszczuk lost more than 17% of her primary vote in 2009, but kept her seat with 46.2 percent of the primary vote and 56.9% of the two-party vote, a 14-point swing from 2009.

The day following the election, Bligh resigned as premier and party leader and quit politics.

Palaszczuk launched her candidacy for Prime Minister as one of just three remaining members of Bligh’s government.

Palaszczuk had the arduous job of rebuilding a party that had just experienced the greatest loss of a sitting government in Queensland history, as well as one of the worst defeats ever suffered by an Australian ruling party.

Not only that, but she had to cope with the issue of heading a caucus of just seven members, two short of official status (though Newman vowed that Labor would have all of the official opposition’s privileges and resources after that).

Politics in 2020

Palaszczuk led Queensland Labor to victory in the 2020 election, although she was challenged by Deb Frecklington of the LNP.

Palaszczuk came in strong and immensely popular with Queenslanders and voters in the 2020 election, with approval rates often above 60%.

Deb Frecklington, the LNP leader, on the other side, has become more unpopular with voters, behind Palaszczuk in the preferred premiership by roughly 20 points and having negative net approval ratings.

To divert voters’ attention away from Frecklington’s unpopularity, the LNP sponsored a spate of negative advertising, including one starring unpopular former Deputy Premier Jackie Trad, nicknamed “Dodgy Jackie,” who claimed she would become Premier in a leadership spill if Labor won the election.

Labor’s campaign exploited Frecklington’s unpopularity, alleging that her administration would follow in the footsteps of the similarly unpopular Newman administration.

Deputy Premier Jackie Trad lost her South Brisbane seat, however, it was the government’s lone setback in the election.

Labor won 52 seats to the LNP’s 34, resulting in a net loss of five seats.

During the campaign, Labor won all but five of Brisbane’s 40 seats, its best result in the capital since 2009.

Palaszczuk claimed victory on election night, and Frecklington accepted and resigned as leader the following day.


Despite the Queensland Liberal National Party’s opposition, Palaszczuk promised during the 2020 election campaign that her administration will legalize euthanasia by February 2021.

Many individuals, however, felt that her attitude to the problem was solely intended at gaining votes from marginal districts, which she rejected.

Social Media Status

Her Instagram handle is @annastaciamp, and she currently has 94.2k followers and 5,351 posts.

Similarly, she has a verified Twitter account, @AnnastaciaMP, with 211.2K followers, 1,254 followers, and 16.3k tweets.

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Quick Facts of Annastacia Palaszczuk

  • She became Queensland’s 39th Prime Minister following the 2015 elections.
  • Despite Labor’s crushing defeat in 2012, she led the party to victory in the 2015 election, becoming the first woman in Australian history to become a state premier from the opposition.
  • Deputy Premier Jackie Trad was defeated in her South Brisbane seat, but it was the government’s only loss in the election.
  • Labor gained four seats, winning 52 to the LNP’s 34, for a net loss of five seats.
  • Despite opposition from the Queensland Liberal National Party, Palaszczuk announced during the 2020 election campaign that her government would legalize euthanasia by February 2021.
  • However, many people claimed that her approach to the issue was simply to gain votes from marginal seats, which she denied.