The First Miles Government
On the 9th of December, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced her resignation as the Premier of Queensland and Member for Inala. Palaszczuk leaves office as Australia’s longest-serving female Premier.
On 15th December, following the Parliamentary Labor Caucus meeting, the Hon. Steven Miles MP was elected as the 40th Premier of Queensland.
The Miles Government has identified the cost of living, housing, education and youth crime as the core part of its agenda. Premier Miles has released Shaping SEQ, available here, the Queensland Government’s long-term vision for the growth challenges in the South East Queensland Region.
In his inaugural speech, Premier Miles confirmed that an independent delivery authority will be established to review the 2032 Brisbane Olympic master plan.
He also announced the creation of a new consultation body called the Queensland Leaders Forum. The body will bring together business, industry, community and unions, similar to the approach taken during the pandemic.
The Queensland Government will introduce legislation for a new emissions reduction target of 75% below 2005 levels by 2035.
The Hon. Steven Miles MP
Steven Miles was elected as the Member for Mount Coot-tha at the 2015 Queensland State Election. In 2017, following the abolition of his seat, Miles was elected as the Member for Murrumba.
Miles held several positions within the Palaszczuk Government most notably as Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Ambulance Services during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
He has also served as:
- Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning
- Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympics Infrastructure
- Minister for Regional Development
- Minister for Manufacturing and Minister for Water
- Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection
- Minister for National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef
Prior to his election, Miles was the Managing Director of Reveille Strategy, a progressive public relations agency specialising in collaborating with unions and other membership organisations. He was the Industrial Relations Director of the Queensland Public Sector Union (now Together), National Campaign Director, and Coordinator of Comprehensive Campaigning for United Voice (now part of the United Workers Union), as well as an advisor to former state treasurer Andrew Fraser.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Journalism, as well as a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of Queensland. His doctoral thesis was titled “Trade Union Renewal in Australia: Rebuilding Worker Involvement”.
The Queensland Cabinet
Five new Ministers have been appointed to the Miles Cabinet, signalling a cabinet refresh as the Government prepares itself for the state election in October 2024. The New Ministers are:
- Niki Boyd MP
- Bart Mellish MP
- Lance McCallum MP
- Michael Healy MP
- Charis Mullen MP
The Miles Government will have 19 Ministers, as opposed to 18 in the Palaszczuk Government.
Ali King, Shane King, Jimmy Sullivan, Jennifer Howard and Corrine McMillan have been elected assistant ministers.
A PDF version of the Queensland Ministry can also be accessed here.
For more information, please contact Hawker Britton’s Queensland director John Jarrett on +61 434 384 745 or Policy and Business Analyst, Ankita Panjratan on +61 448 946 633.
|Hon. Steven Miles MP
|Member for Murrumba
|Hon. Cameron Dick MP
Minister for Trade and Investment
|Member for Woodridge
|Hon. Grace Grace MP
|Minister for State Development and Infrastructure
Minister for Industrial Relations
Minister for Racing
|Member for McConnel
|Hon. Shannon Fentiman MP
|Minister for Health, Mental Health and Ambulance Services
Minister for Women
|Member for Waterford
|Hon. Yvette D’ath MP
Minister for Justice and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence
|Member for Redcliffe
|Hon. Michael De Brenni MP
|Minister for Clean Economy and Jobs
|Member for Springwood
|Hon. Meaghan Scanlon MP
|Minister for Housing, Local Government and Planning and Minister for Public Works
|Member for Gaven
|Hon. Mark Ryan MP
|Minister for Police and Community Safety
|Member for Morayfield
|Hon. Leeanne Enoch MP
|Minister for Treaty, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
Minister for Communities and Minister for the Arts
|Member for Algester
|Hon. Dianne Farmer MP
|Minister for Education Minister for Youth Justice
|Member for Bulimba
|Hon. Mark Furner MP
|Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries
Minister for Rural Communities
|Member for Ferny Grove
|Hon. Glenn Butcher MP
|Minister for Regional Development and Manufacturing Minister for Water
|Member for Gladstone
|Hon. Scott Stewart MP
|Minister for Resources and Critical Minerals
|Member for Townsville
|Hon. Leanne Linard MP
|Minister for the Environment and the Great Barrier Reef Minister for Science and Innovation
|Member for Nudgee
|Hon. Nikki Boyd MP
|Minister for Fire and Disaster Recovery Minister for Corrective Services
|Member for Pine Rivers
|Hon. Bart Mellish MP
|Minister for Transport and Main Roads
Minister for Digital Services
|Member for Aspley
|Hon. Lance Mccallum MP
|Minister for Employment and Small Business
Minister for Training and Skills Development
|Member for Bundamba
|Hon. Charis Mullen MP
|Minister for Child Safety, Minister for Seniors and Disability Services
Minister for Multicultural Affairs
|Member for Jordan
|Hon. Michael Healy MP
|Minister for Tourism and Sport
|Member for Cairns
|Bruce Saunders MP
|Assistant Minister for Train Manufacturing, Regional Development and Jobs.
|Member for Maryborough
|Julieanne Gilbert MP
|Assistant Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Industrial Relations and Racing
|Member for Mackay
|Brittany Lauga MP
|Assistant Minister for Health and Regional Health Infrastructure
|Member for Keppel
|Ali King MP
|Assistant Minister for Housing, Local Government, Planning and Public Works
|Member for Pumicestone
|Jennifer Howard MP
|Assistant Minister for Treasury, Trade and Investment
|Member for Ipswich
|Shane King MP
|Assistant Minister for Clean Energy Jobs
|Member for Kurwongbah
|Corrine Mcmillan MP
|Assistant Minister for Education and Youth Justice
|Member for Mansfield
|James Sullivan MP
|Assistant Minister for Justice and Veterans Affairs
|Member for Stafford