By Chris O’Brien
Queensland’s four new ministers have been sworn in, with Leading Annastacia Palaszczuk expressing it took bravery to expand the ministry.
Stirling Hinchliffe, Grace Grace, Mick de Brenni and Leanne Donaldson took on their new roles – and a number of other ministers had their positions altered – at a ceremony at Govt Home in Brisbane on Tuesday.
The resignation last 7 days of Jo-Ann Miller from her law enforcement portfolio assisted to make area for 4 new ministers.
Although Ms Palaszczuk produced an election determination to have a smaller Cupboard in comparison to the earlier govt, she mentioned enterprise and community teams wanted her to distribute the portfolio load amid much more ministers.
“I could have dug my heels in and mentioned no, but I listened,” Ms Palaszczuk mentioned.
“Men and women can criticise me for a complete selection of factors but I tell you 1 factor: I do get guidance and I am geared up to confess when some thing wants to modify.
“And I believe that demonstrates leadership and bravery.”
Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg mentioned adding more ministers was not sufficient with no a greater strategy.
“The malaise in Queensland is not due to the fact we never have ample ministers, it is just since we have a federal government that doesn’t know what it really is doing,” Mr Springborg stated.
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