"Peter Douglas Beattie", is an Australian politician who served as the Premier of Queensland/36th Premier of Queensland from 1998 to 2007 and Leader of the Australian Labor Party in that state from 1996 to 2007. His sweeping victories in the Queensland state election, 2001/2001, Queensland state election, 2004/2004 and Queensland state election, 2006/2006 state elections confirmed him as one of the most electorally successful politicians in Australia.
He retired electorally undefeated in 2007. In his later years he groomed and was then succeeded by his Deputy Anna Bligh, who became the first female Premier of Queensland. He was the unsuccessful Labor candidate for the seat of Division of Forde/Forde at the Australian federal election, 2013/2013 federal election.More Peter Beattie on Wikipedia.