Queensland Cabinet Announced

Overview
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has unveiled her refreshed Cabinet for the 57th Queensland Parliament, promoting a number of members who performed well during the coronavirus pandemic while opting for continuity in some key portfolios. As previously announced, ministerial vacancies resulted from the resignation of Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, Dr Anthony Lynham; Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development, Kate Jones; and Minister for Communities and Disability Services and Seniors, Coralee O’Rouke, who chose not to contest their seats at the October State Election. The new Cabinet will be sworn in on Thursday.

Senior Appointments

Notable senior appointments include Treasurer Cameron Dick who will assume responsibility of the Investment portfolio to drive Queensland’s economic recovery from COVID-19. Deputy Premier Steven Miles will take on State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, to support the Treasurer and boost the Government’s focus on jobs and economic growth. Replacing the Deputy Premier as the Minister for Health and Ambulance Services will be outgoing Attorney-General, Yvette D’Ath. The Attorney-General role will shift to Minister Shannon Fentiman who will also take on the Justice, Women and Domestic Violence portfolio.

New Additions

The Premier has established a Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen to acknowledge and support the Government’s commitment to the growing sector. This portfolio has been appointed to Minister Mick de Brenni.

New additions to the Cabinet include Member for Gaven, Meaghan Scanlon, who has been promoted from Assistant Minister for Tourism Industry Development to Minister for the Environment and the Great Barrier Reef and Minister for Science and Youth Affairs. Member for Townsville, Scott Stewart, will take on the Resources portfolio while Member for Nudgee, Leanne Linard, has been appointed as Minister for Children and Youth Justice and Minister for Multicultural Affairs.


GRACosway congratulates all appointments to the Cabinet of the 57th Queensland Parliament:

Hon Annastacia Palaszczuk MP

  • Premier
  • Minister for Trade
Hon Steven Miles MP
  • Deputy Premier
  • Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning
Hon Cameron Dick MP
  • Treasurer
  • Minister for Investment
Hon Grace Grace MP
  • Minister for Education
  • Minister for Industrial Relations
  • Minister for Racing
Hon Yvette D’Ath MP
  • Minister for Health and Ambulance Services
Hon Mark Bailey MP
  • Minister for Transport and Main Roads
Hon Mick de Brenni MP 
  • Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen
  • Minister for Public Works and Procurement
Hon Shannon Fentiman MP
  • Attorney-General
  • Minister for Justice
  • Minister for Woman
  • Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence
Hon Mark Ryan MP
  • Minister for Police and Corrective Services
  • Minister for Fire and Emergency Services
Hon Stirling Hinchcliffe MP 
  • Minister for Tourism Industry Development and Innovation
  • Minister for Sport
Hon Mark Furner MP 
  • Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries
  • Minister for Rural Communities
Hon Leanne Enoch MP 
  • Minister for Communities and Housing
  • Minister for Digital Economy
  • Minister for the Arts
Hon Glenn Butcher MP 
  • Minister for Regional Development and Manufacturing
  • Minister for Water
Hon Di Farmer MP
  • Minister for Employment and Small Business
  • Minister for Training and Skills Development
Hon Craig Crawford MP 
  • Minister for Seniors and Disability Services
  • Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
Hon Scott Stewart MP
  • Minister for Resources
Hon Meaghan Scanlon MP
  • Minister for the Environment and the Great Barrier Reef
  • Minister for Science and Youth Affairs
Hon Leanne Linard MP
  • Minister for Children and Youth Justice
  • Minister for Multicultural Affairs

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