Queensland Election 2017 results: Premier’s new Cabinet to focus on jobs, health and education

PREMIER Annastacia Palaszczuk will meet with her new Ministry this afternoon in a series of one-on-one meetings as she drip feeds her new Cabinet to Queenslanders.

Ms Palaszczuk took to Twitter this afternoon to make the announcement.

“Proud to announce that @YvetteDAth will be appointed as Leader of the House as well as Attorney-General and Minister for Justice,” she Tweeted.

“Our new Minister for Health and Ambulance Services is @StevenJMiles.”

Ms Palaszczuk sent the tweets in rapid succession, also announcing that Grace Grace would keep Industrial Relations, but add Education to her responsibilities.

Mark Bailey will continue on as Main Roads Minister, with the added responsibility of Transport.

Natural Resources and Mines Minister Anthony Lynham will add Energy to his portfolio.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk with Steven Miles, who will be Queensland’s next Minister for Health and Ambulance Services.

Earlier today, the Premier held the first Labor caucus meeting of the 56th Parliament flanked by her new economic team of senior ministers – Treasurer Jackie Trad, State Development Minister Cameron Dick and Innovation Minister Kate Jones.

She said it was “lovely” to finally command a majority government.

“A few years ago we were a team of seven,” she told a Caucus meeting this morning where her entire Cabinet team will be confirmed.

“We had a few by-elections, then it went to minority government and now we are majority government.”

Queensland Premier Anna Palaszczuk (second left) with her new economic team, Jackie Trad (left), Cameron Dick and Kate Jones (right). Picture: AAP/Glenn Hunt

Making special mention of newly elected Cook MP Cynthia Liu and Gaven MP Meaghan Scanlon, she said Labor was now represented across the length and breadth of Queensland.

Ms Palaszczuk said the LNP had dispatched no less than three former prime ministers to the state during the campaign, “but we sent them marching back down”.

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