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    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Redistribution of electoral boundaries

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Thursday, February 23, 2017

    Redistribution of electoral boundaries

    My Government’s priorities are to create jobs and opportunities for Queenslanders and ensure their access to frontline services, including health and education, no matter where they live.

    The redistribution of the State’s electoral boundaries – released today on the recommendations of an independent panel - may alter the electorate that thousands of Queenslanders belong to, but it does not change my Government’s commitments to Queenslanders.

    My Government provides stability and a plan for our great State. We have cut unemployment from 6.6% when we came to office to 6.1%. Economic growth and business confidence is nation-leading. Exports are at record levels.

    Frontline services have been restored with the appointment of more than 2390 nurses, 770 new doctors, 1990 new teachers, 990 new teacher aides and more than 250 new police officers.

    I expect all members of my team will seek re-election, and ask their local communities to judge them on their performance. My team has done a great job championing local jobs and restoring frontline services. There is more work to do.

    At the insistence of the LNP, four new electorates have been added. The LNP cut 14,000 government workers, including in key service areas of health, child safety and education, when it was in office. They are prepared to create four new jobs – for four extra politicians.

    The next election, due in almost 12 months, will be contested in 93 electorates.