Liberal National Party Leader and Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington has expressed her condolences to the family and many life-long friends of Lady Flo Bjelke-Petersen who died this afternoon, aged 97.
"Lady Flo was an outstanding and much-loved Queenslander who made a wonderful contribution to the community of Kingaroy, Queensland and Australia," Mrs Frecklington said.
"As a Senator for Queensland for 12 years, Lady Flo worked tirelessly for the betterment of rural and regional Queensland.
"She led a very full and successful life and was so-loved for her kindness, her genuine concern and care for others, her common sense and down-to-earth approach to life.
"Rest-in-peace Lady Flo. You were a rock of our community and will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered. I will always cherish your support and guidance."
Photo: Member for Nanango, Deb Frecklington with Member for Maranoa, David Littleproud celebrating with Lady Flo at the opening of the Lady Bjelke-Petersen Community Hospital in August 2016.