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Queensland Cabinet reshuffle

Feb 2, 2006

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Yesterday, Premier Peter Beattie reshuffled portfolios in Cabinet.

As part of the reshuffle Anna Bligh has assumed the Premier’s Treasury responsibility, to become Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for State Development, Trade and Innovation.

In addition, the Premier’s Parliamentary Secretary Andrew Fraser will take a role assisting the Health Minister Stephen Robertson, making Health the only portfolio with two Parliamentary Secretaries.

Also announced was a renewed focus on water, with the Premier undertaking to work closely with Henry Palaszuk, the Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Water, the Co-ordinator General and a whole-of-government water taskforce.

The following is the updated list of Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries:

Minister Portfolio
Hon Peter Beattie MP Premier
Hon Anna Bligh MP Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for State Development, Trade and Innovation
Hon Paul Lucas MP Minister for Transport and Main Roads
Hon Tom Barton MP Minister for Employment, Training, Industrial Relations and Health
Hon Robert Schwarten MP Minister Public Works, Housing and Racing
Hon Tim Mulherin MP Minister for Primary Industries and Fisheries
Hon Judy Spence MP Minister for Police and Corrective Services
Hon Rod Welford MP Minister for Education and Minister for the Arts
Hon Stephen Robertson MP Minister for Health
Hon Henry Palaszczuk MP Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Water
Hon Mike Reynolds MP Minister for Child Safety
Hon Warren Pitt MP Minister for Communities, Disability Services and Seniors
Hon Margaret Keech MP Minister for Tourism, Fair Trading and Wine Industry Development
Hon John Mickel MP Minister for Energy and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy
Hon Desley Boyle MP Minister for Environment, Local Government, Planning and Women
Hon Chris Cummins MP Minister for Small Business, Information Technology Policy and Multicultural Affairs
Hon Linda Lavarch MP
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
Hon Pat Purcell MP Minister for Emergency Services
Parliamentary Secretary Portfolio
Karen Struthers MP Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Employment, Training and Industrial Relations
Lindy Nelson-Carr MP Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier and Treasurer in North Queensland and to the Minister for Transport and Main Roads
Neil Roberts MP Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier and Minister for Finance, Minister for State Development, Trade and Innovation
Jo-Ann Miller MP Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health
Kerry Shine MP Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communities, Disability Services and Seniors and Premier's Advisor on Western Queensland
Andrew Fraser MP Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier and Health Minister
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