Betty Margaret Kiernan (born 27 August 1955) is an Australian politician. Born in Mount Isa, Queensland, she was an electorate officer and corporate manager before entering politics, and had served on Cloncurry Shire Council from 1981 to 1990. A member of the Labor Party, she was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Queensland in 2006 as the member for Mount Isa.

Betty Kiernan
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Mount Isa
In office
9 September 2006 – 23 March 2012
Preceded byTony McGrady
Succeeded byRobbie Katter
Personal details
Born (1955-08-27) 27 August 1955 (age 64)
Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia
Political partyLabor
OccupationCompany director

She lost her seat in the 2012 state election amid Labor's collapse that year, particularly in regional Queensland. She was actually pushed into third place on the primary vote, behind winner Robbie Katter of Katter's Australian Party and the Liberal National candidate.


Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Tony McGrady
Member for Mount Isa
Succeeded by
Robbie Katter