Hundreds gathered at St John’s Anglican Cathedral in Brisbane today to attend a State Funeral for David Jull.

A life member of the Liberal Party, Mr Jull represented Queenslanders in Federal Parliament for three decades.

Alice McCarthy reports.


He served the East Brisbane electorate of Bowman for almost 10 years, and the Gold Coast electorate of Fadden for more than 20.

He also worked in the Howard Cabinet as Minister for Administrative Services.

But today, he was honoured for more than his political achievements.

Bob Quinn, Former Qld Liberal Party Leader: “He was one of those great gentleman in politics who treated everyone as he found them – honestly, openly and with a kind heart.”

He’ll be remembered by his colleagues for being a great friend as well as a great politician.

Julie Bishop, Deputy Leader of the Federal Opposition: “I met him when I came into politics in 1998 and there was always a wise word and a shoulder to lean on when you needed him.”

During his career David also held a management position within the Queensland Tourist and Travel Corporation. He worked hard to lift the profile of tourism in Queensland and Australia.

His work with the tourism industry is believed to be one of his greatest political legacies.

Mal Brough, Former President of the Qld Liberal Party: “He was ahead of his time. He recognised that this was going to be one of Australia’s great export industries.”

His service to Queensland, and the nation, will be long remembered.

Bruce Scott, Second Deputy Speaker House of Representatives: “I think we should always remember the contribution, and the impact, and the influence, he had on policy makers that changed our tourism industry here in Queensland and across Australia.”

Alice McCarthy, QUT News.