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    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Acting Ministers for Transport and the Commonwealth Games

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Monday, February 06, 2017

    Acting Ministers for Transport and the Commonwealth Games

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has accepted the offer of resignation by Minister for Transport and Minister for the Commonwealth Games Minister Stirling Hinchliffe.

    “I want to thank Stirling for his work as Minister to manage the very challenging issues at Queensland Rail. As the Strachan Inquiry has found, the challenges at Queensland Rail were many years coming,” the Premier said.

    Deputy Premier Jackie Trad will serve as Acting Transport Minister and Treasurer and Minister for Sport Curtis Pitt will serve as Acting Minister for Commonwealth Games.

    “The new Minister will work with Queensland Rail Chairman Phillip Strachan to implement the Inquiry’s recommendations to restore Queensland Rail services across the State’s south-east train network,” the Premier said.

    Media contact: Kirby Anderson (Premier’s office) 0417 263 791