Queensland’s new Premier and Cabinet sworn in
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Queensland’s new Premier and Cabinet sworn in

by Freya Lucas

December 19, 2023

New Queensland Premier Steven Miles has announced the 19 Ministers which will make up his new cabinet, which will meet for the first time later today. 


In the Education space, former Minister for Education, Grace Grace has been moved out of the Education portfolio, and is now the Minister for State Development and Infrastructure, Minister for Industrial Relations and Minister for Racing. 


Coming in as Education Minister is Dianne Farmer, who previously held the position of Minister for Employment and Small Business, Minister for Training and Skills Development and Minister for Youth Justice. Ms Farmer retains responsibility for Youth Justice in the move. 


Premier Miles intends to focus on easing cost of living pressures, health care, housing, community safety and the clean energy transition, as well as continuing to take strong action to drive Queensland’s economic plan for the future.


Other appointments of note include new Ministers Nikki Boyd, who will take on the portfolios of Fire, Disaster Recovery and Corrective Services, Bart Mellish taking on Transport, Main Roads and Digital Services, and Lance McCallum adopting Employment, Small Business, Training and Skills Development.


Charis Mullen will have responsibility for Child Safety, Seniors, Disability Services and Multicultural Affairs and Michael Healy will continue to champion Tourism and Sport.


“I want Queenslanders to know that every single member of my government is on their side and will be working day and night to deliver a better Queensland,” the Premier said.


“With fresh faces comes fresh ideas, which is exactly what we need as we charge into a new year.”

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