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    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Peter Wellington

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Peter Wellington

    No independent Member of Parliament has made a bigger contribution to Queensland than the Member for Nicklin Peter Wellington.

    Fittingly, Mr Wellington is the first independent Speaker of the Queensland Parliament.

    He has a great respect for the democratic and parliamentary process, and importantly he encouraged others to do the same.

    Since 1998, he has worked hard to ensure transparency and stability of government in Queensland.

    Peter explained to me the family reasons for his decision to not re-contest the next State election. I thank him for that.

    I respect his decision and I look forward to continuing to work with him as Speaker and Member for Nicklin over the next 12 months.