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    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announces new Cabinet team

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Monday, December 07, 2015

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announces new Cabinet team

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has today announced a revamped Cabinet team that will drive the Government’s broad economic and social policy agenda into 2016 and beyond.

    The Premier said a mixture of new energy and experience would be included in the Cabinet.

    “I’m extremely proud of what my Government has achieved already in 2015, and I know 2016 is going to be even bigger and better,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

    “I’ve made a point of leading an open and consultative Government that takes Queenslanders with us when it comes to job creation policies, economic growth initiatives and the delivery of better frontline services.

    “And with our broad policy agenda, business leaders and community groups have told me that an increase to the size of the Cabinet will only strengthen our efforts.

    “Today I have added three new Ministers to my team, as well as replacing the former Police Minister, bringing the size of Cabinet to 17 – still smaller than every other Cabinet since 1986.

    “This allows me to add another regional voice to Cabinet in Bundaberg’s Leanne Donaldson, as well as experienced Parliamentarians Stirling Hinchliffe and Grace Grace, and the talented Springwood MP Mick de Brenni.

    “The Cabinet includes 53% female representation, making Queensland the most progressive Government in Australia.

    “It allows me to have a Minister firmly focused on Innovation and the Digital Economy, and it places a bigger emphasis on the biofuels and renewable energy sectors, all areas that are crucial to the next phase of Queensland’s economic story and central to my Government’s agenda.

    “And we will also have Queensland’s first Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence. We cannot let this issue fall by the wayside. Minister Fentiman will work with other Ministers but will have responsibility for the coordination of the Government’s roll-out of our domestic violence reforms.

    “I have spoken endlessly this year about my Government’s desire to create the jobs of the future, to drive economic growth into the future, and to deliver a better way of life for Queenslanders into the future.

    “My team has worked tirelessly to deliver a better way of Government in 2015, and this dynamic new team will build on those achievements into next year and beyond.”

    Palaszczuk Cabinet

    Premier and Minister for the Arts - Annastacia Palaszczuk MP

    Deputy Premier, Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister for Trade and Investment - Jackie Trad MP

    Treasurer, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships and Minister for Sport - Curtis Pitt MP

    Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services - Cameron Dick MP

    Minister for Education and Minister for Tourism and Major Events - Kate Jones MP

    Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines -  Dr Anthony Lynham MP

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for Training and Skills - Yvette D’Ath MP

    Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services and Minister for Corrective Services - Bill Byrne MP

    Minister for Transport and the Commonwealth Games - Stirling Hinchliffe MP

    Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports and Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply - Mark Bailey MP

    Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection and Minister for National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef - Dr Steven Miles MP

    Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy and Minister for Small Business - Leeanne Enoch MP

    Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child Safety and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence - Shannon Fentiman MP

    Minister for Disability Services, Minister for Seniors and Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland - Coralee O’Rourke MP

    Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs - Grace Grace MP

    Minister for Housing and Public Works - Mick De Brenni MP

    Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries - Leanne Donaldson MP

    Assistant Ministers

    Assistant Minister of State Assisting the Premier - Mark Ryan MP

    Assistant Minister for Local Government - Jennifer Howard MP