Today we saw the Governor of Queensland swear-in members of the Palaszczuk Ministry at Government House almost two weeks since the Queensland State Election. We again congratulate Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on her re-election for a third term and acknowledge the re-elected Member for Townsville, Scott Stewart on his first portfolio appointment as the new Minister for Resources.
This is an important portfolio to North and North West Queensland and it's positive for our region to have strong representation at the Cabinet table. We look forward to building upon our already close relationship with the Minister to now specifically engage with him, along with our region's mining sector, on the continued support and development of North Queensland.
As the Regional Tourism Organisation (RTO) for the Townsville North Queensland region, Townsville Enterprise congratulates Member for Sandgate Stirling Hinchcliffe's appointment as the Minister for Tourism Industry Development, Innovation and Sport. We look forward to working alongside the new Tourism Minister, the Assistant Minister and Member for Cairns Michael Healy, our fellow RTO's, and the local tourism and events industry, particularly at such a critical time as the sector looks to rebuild from the devastating impacts of COVID-19.
On Tuesday, the Premier also announced some initial Cabinet reshuffles prior to today's full announcement, including:
- Deputy Premier Steven Miles dropping the Health portfolio and picking up State Development, Infrastructure, Planning and Local Government
- Treasurer Cameron Dick adding Investment to his portfolio
- Yvette D'Ath moving from Leader of the House and Attorney General to Minister for Health and Ambulance Services
Half of the Labor caucus (26 MPs) have now been named Ministers or Assistant Ministers in this 57th Queensland Parliament. Click the images below for Ministerial portfolio positions and Assistant Ministers.