|Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly|
for Port Curtis
29 May 1976 – 19 September 1992
|Preceded by||Martin Hanson|
|Succeeded by||Seat abolished|
William George Prest
2 April 1926
Longreach, Queensland, Australia
|Died||8 December 2012 (aged 86)|
Gladstone, Queensland, Australia
|Occupation||Shearer, Gladstone City Council employee|
William George Prest (2 April 1926 – 8 December 2012) was a member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for the Labor Party in 1976 until 1992, former Gladstone Harbour Board member and once Gladstone mayor.
Prest was born in Longreach, Queensland. In 1970, he stood for local council elections and was elected, he later became Gladstone's deputy mayor in 1975. The Gladstone Port Access Bridge was renamed the Bill Prest bridge in 2010.
In his last term in the Queensland Parliament, Prest caused controversy when he made a racist slur against former state National Party Aboriginal Affairs Minister and future Federal MP Bob Katter when he called him a gin jockey. Prest however was not publicly disciplined and retained his position as whip but the controversy did see him being taken about out of the limelight of public life.
- "Central Qld farewells ALP stalwart Bill Prest". Yahoo-AU news. Archived from the original on 9 February 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
- Stevens, B.; Wanna, J.; Griffith University. Centre for Australian Public Sector Management (1993). The Goss Government: Promise and Performance of Labor in Queensland. Macmillan Education Australia. p. 59. ISBN 9780732926229. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
- "Prest described as "generous man" at funeral". The Observer. Archived from the original on 10 June 2015. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
- "Farewell former mayor". The Observer. Archived from the original on 10 June 2015. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
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