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    Premier and Minister for Reconstruction
    The Honourable Anna Bligh

    Premier announces new Cabinet portfolio responsibilities

    Premier and Minister for Reconstruction
    The Honourable Anna Bligh

    Monday, February 21, 2011

    Premier announces new Cabinet portfolio responsibilities

    Premier Anna Bligh has today unveiled her reshaped, re-invigorated Cabinet including portfolio responsibilities for three new Ministers as well as sweeping changes to portfolios to reflect the government’s key priority of rebuilding the state.

    “We face an enormous task this year as we get on with the job of rebuilding Queensland after the dual disasters of widespread flooding and Tropical Cyclone Yasi,” Ms Bligh said.

    “And this is the right team and the right mix of portfolio responsibilities to get Queensland through this massive job of rebuilding and recovery.

    “My message to the new Cabinet is clear: We each have two priorities this year – rebuilding and delivering.

    “That means getting on with the job of reconstructing our state in the wake of the most devastating disasters in our recent history and getting on with the job of delivering services like health and education and transport for all Queenslanders.”

    Bligh Government Ministry

    Anna Bligh

    Premier and Minister for Reconstruction

    Paul Lucas

    Deputy Premier, Attorney-General, Minister for Local Government and Special Minister of State.

    Andrew Fraser

    Treasurer and Minister for State Development and Trade

    Geoff Wilson

    Health

    Neil Roberts

    Police, Corrective and Emergency Services

    Stephen Robertson

    Energy and Water Utilities

    Craig Wallace

    Main Roads, Fisheries and Marine Infrastructure

    Cameron Dick

    Education and Industrial Relations

    Tim Mulherin

    Agriculture, Food and Regional Economies

    Stirling Hinchliffe

    Employment, Skills and Mining

    Rachel Nolan

    Finance and Arts

    Kate Jones

    Environment and Resource Management

    Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Transport and Multicultural Affairs

    Phil Reeves

    Child Safety and Sport

    Karen Struthers

    Community Services, Housing and Women

    Jan Jarratt

    Tourism, Manufacturing and Small Business

    Simon Finn

    Government Services, Building Industry and ICT

    Curtis Pitt

    Disabilities, Mental Health and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships

    Parliamentary Secretaries

    • Judy Spence - Parliamentary Reform
    • Michael Choi - Trade and Multicultural Affairs
    • Murray Watt - Treasurer and State Development
    • Julie Attwood - Health
    • Peta-Kaye Croft - Assisting the Premier on the Gold Coast and Commonwealth Games
    • Betty Kiernan - Emergency Services
    • Steve Wettenhall - Assisting the Premier and Economic Development in the Far North

    21 February 2011

    MEDIA: Premier’s Office on 07 3224 4500