Following the resignation of Transport and Commonwealth Games Minister, Stirling Hinchliffe on Monday, Premier Palaszczuk has today announced a minor reshuffle within her cabinet.
Deputy Premier, Jackie Trad has been appointed the Transport Minister with immediate priorities to fast-track the Strachan Blueprint for Queensland Rail and progress the Cross River Rail Project. In a media statement released this morning, Premier Palaszczuk said she needed the Deputy Premier’s ‘experience and toughness’ to ensure the best possible outcome for this role.
Education, Tourism and Major Event’s Minister, Kate Jones, will take on the Commonwealth Games portfolio; a role she was originally appointed to in 2015 before it was handed to Stirling Hinchliffe.
A number of small changes were also made; the full redistribution of portfolios include:
The Hon. Jackie Trad MP
Minister for Transport and Minister for Infrastructure and Planning
The Hon. Curtis Pitt MP
Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment
The Hon. Kate Jones MP
Minister for Education and Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Commonwealth Games
The Hon. Mick de Brenni MP
Minister for Housing and Public Works and Minister for Sport
Mr Mark Furner MP
Minister for Local Government and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnership
Mr Glenn Butcher MP
Assistant Minister for Transport and Infrastructure