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    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Deputy Premier appointed Transport Minister

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Friday, February 10, 2017

    Deputy Premier appointed Transport Minister

    Deputy Premier Jackie Trad will be appointed Transport Minister with immediate priorities to fast-track the Strachan blueprint for Queensland Rail and progress the critical Cross River Rail project, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.

    “I have asked Jackie to return to the Transport portfolio, because I need her experience and her toughness to ensure the best possible service for the travelling public,” the Premier said.

    “Jackie is already working closely with new QR Chairman Phillip Strachan, acting CEO Neil Scales and Citytrain Response Unit head Jacqui Walters to roll-out the recommendations of the Strachan Inquiry into QR.”

    “QR let down the travelling public.  We have a plan, with wide-ranging recommendations from the Strachan Inquiry, to ensure QR delivers for Queenslanders.”

    Ms Trad was Minister for Transport in 2015.

    The Premier said the Deputy Premier will also retain Infrastructure and Planning responsibilities.

    The Premier will announce all portfolio arrangements after meeting with Ministers later today.