Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has brought 4 new faces into an expanded Cabinet in a reshuffle announced this afternoon.
Bill Byrne becomes the new Minister for Police, right after Jo-Ann Miller resigned from Cabinet final week in response to criticism of her overall performance by Parliament’s ethics committee.
The 4 new faces in Cabinet are Stirling Hinchliffe, Grace Grace, Leanne Donaldson and Mark De Brenni.
In announcing the new line-up, Ms Palaszczuk stated she was adding 3 added ministers to Cabinet.
“I have believed extended and challenging about this, this has not been an straightforward choice for me,” she said.
“I believe the best interests of Queensland are served with a greater capacity for my ministers to be in a position to meet stakeholders across the state.”
Mr Hinchliffe becomes Minister for Transport and the Commonwealth Games.
Ms Grace is the new Minister Employment and Industrial Relations as properly as Minister for Racing.
Mr De Brenni, a first term MP, is the new Minister for Housing and Public Performs.
Ms Donaldson becomes the new Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries.
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