First Palaszczuk Ministry

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The First Palaszczuk Ministry was a ministry of the Government of Queensland led by Annastacia Palaszczuk. Palaszczuk led the Labor Party to victory in the 2015 state election, forming a minority government with the support of independent MP Peter Wellington.[1] Her interim ministry was sworn in on 14 February 2015 by Governor Paul de Jersey.[2] The full Palaszczuk Ministry was sworn in two days later. Several changes were made to the ministry on 8 December 2015, with 3 cabinet positions and one assistant ministry added.

First Palaszczuk Ministry
39th Cabinet of Queensland
Incumbent
Date formed14 February 2015 (2015-02-14)
Date dissolved11 December 2017 (2017-12-11)
People and organisations
Head of stateElizabeth II (represented by Paul de Jersey)
Head of governmentAnnastacia Palaszczuk
Deputy head of governmentJackie Trad
No. of ministers17
Member partyLabor
Status in legislatureMinority Labor Government
Opposition partyLiberal National
Opposition leaderTim Nicholls
History
Election(s)2015 Queensland state election
PredecessorNewman Ministry
SuccessorSecond Palaszczuk Ministry

Interim ministryEdit

The interim ministry, a triumvirate consisting of Annastacia Palaszczuk, Jackie Trad and Curtis Pitt, was sworn in on 14 February 2015.[3] It had only one more member than the First Whitlam Ministry, which was a duumvirate and the smallest ministry in Australia's history.

It was only the second Australian ministry in which both the Premier and Deputy Premier were women; the first was Kristina Keneally and Carmel Tebbutt in New South Wales (4 December 2009 to 28 March 2011).

Portfolio Minister

Premier
Minister for Education, Training and Employment
Attorney-General
Minister for Justice
Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Minister for Energy and Water Supply
Minister for Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts
Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and Commonwealth Games

Annastacia Palaszczuk

Deputy Premier
Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning
Minister for Health
Minister for Transport and Main Roads
Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection
Minister for Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience
Minister for National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing

Jackie Trad

Treasurer
Minister for Trade
Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services
Minister for Housing and Public Works
Minister for Natural Resources and Mines
Minister for Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services
Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs
Minister Assisting the Premier

Curtis Pitt

First full ministryEdit

The full ministry was sworn in on 16 February 2015.[4][5] The full ministry was majority female (8 of 14), a first in Australia.[6]

Portfolio Minister
Annastacia Palaszczuk
  • Deputy Premier
  • Minister for Transport
  • Minister for Trade
  • Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning
Jackie Trad
  • Treasurer
  • Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations
  • Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
Curtis Pitt
  • Minister for Health
  • Minister for Ambulance Services
Cameron Dick
  • Minister for Education
  • Minister for Tourism, Major Events and Small Business
  • Minister for the Commonwealth Games
Kate Jones
  • Minister for State Development
  • Minister for Natural Resources and Mines
Anthony Lynham
Yvette D'Ath
  • Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services
  • Minister for Corrective Services
Jo-Ann Miller
  • Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries
  • Minister for Sport and Racing
Bill Byrne
  • Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports
  • Minister for Energy and Water Supply
Mark Bailey
  • Minister for Housing and Public Works
  • Minister for Science and Innovation
Leeanne Enoch
  • Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection
  • Minister for National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef
Steven Miles
  • Minister for Disability Services
  • Minister for Seniors
  • Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland
Coralee O'Rourke
  • Minister for Communities, Women and Youth
  • Minister for Child Safety
  • Minister for Multicultural Affairs
Shannon Fentiman
Stirling Hinchliffe

First reshuffleEdit

On 7 December 2015, Premier Palaszczuk announced several changes to the ministry, including the expansion of cabinet from 14 ministers to 17, and the inclusion of a second assistant minister.[7] The announcement followed the resignation of the Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services, Jo-Ann Miller.[8] The new ministry was sworn in at Government House on 8 December 2015.[9] Following the reshuffle, the Palaszczuk Ministry maintained its female majority (9 of 17).

Portfolio Minister
Annastacia Palaszczuk
  • Deputy Premier
  • Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning
  • Minister for Trade and Investment
Jackie Trad
  • Treasurer
  • Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
  • Minister for Sport
Curtis Pitt
  • Minister for Health
  • Minister for Ambulance Services
Cameron Dick
  • Minister for Education
  • Minister for Tourism and Major Events
Kate Jones
Yvette D'Ath
  • Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services
  • Minister for Corrective Services
Bill Byrne
  • Minister for State Development
  • Minister for Natural Resources and Mines
Anthony Lynham
Stirling Hinchliffe
  • Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports
  • Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply
Mark Bailey
  • Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection
  • Minister for National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef
Steven Miles
  • Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations
  • Minister for Multicultural Affairs
  • Minister for Racing
Grace Grace
  • Minister for Disability Services
  • Minister for Seniors
  • Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland
Coralee O'Rourke
  • Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy
  • Minister for Small Business
Leeanne Enoch
  • Minister for Communities, Women and Youth
  • Minister for Child Safety
  • Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence
Shannon Fentiman
  • Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries
Leanne Donaldson
  • Minister for Housing and Public Works
Mick de Brenni
Assistant Ministers
  • Assistant Minister of State Assisting the Premier
Mark Ryan
  • Assistant Minister for Local Government
Jennifer Howard

Second reshuffleEdit

On 11 November 2016, Premier Palaszczuk announced several changes to the ministry, following the resignation of the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries, Leanne Donaldson. Following the reshuffle, the Palaszczuk Ministry lost its female majority (8 of 17).

Portfolio Minister
Annastacia Palaszczuk
  • Deputy Premier
  • Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning
  • Minister for Trade and Investment
Jackie Trad
  • Treasurer
  • Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
  • Minister for Sport
Curtis Pitt
  • Minister for Health
  • Minister for Ambulance Services
Cameron Dick
  • Minister for Education
  • Minister for Tourism and Major Events
Kate Jones
Yvette D'Ath
  • Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services
  • Minister for Corrective Services
Mark Ryan
  • Minister for State Development
  • Minister for Natural Resources and Mines
Anthony Lynham
Stirling Hinchliffe
  • Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports
  • Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply
Mark Bailey
  • Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection
  • Minister for National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef
Steven Miles
  • Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations
  • Minister for Multicultural Affairs
  • Minister for Racing
Grace Grace
  • Minister for Disability Services
  • Minister for Seniors
  • Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland
Coralee O'Rourke
  • Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy
  • Minister for Small Business
Leeanne Enoch
  • Minister for Communities, Women and Youth
  • Minister for Child Safety
  • Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence
Shannon Fentiman
  • Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries
  • Minister for Rural Economic Development
Bill Byrne
  • Minister for Housing and Public Works
Mick de Brenni
Assistant Ministers
  • Assistant Minister for Transport and Infrastructure
Glenn Butcher
  • Assistant Minister of State Assisting the Premier
Jennifer Howard

Third reshuffleEdit

On 10 February 2017, Premier Palaszczuk announced several changes to the ministry, following the resignation of the Minister for Transport, Stirling Hinchliffe.[10]

Portfolio Minister
Annastacia Palaszczuk
  • Deputy Premier
  • Minister for Transport
  • Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning
Jackie Trad
Curtis Pitt
  • Minister for Health
  • Minister for Ambulance Services
Cameron Dick
  • Minister for Education
  • Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Commonwealth Games
Kate Jones
Yvette D'Ath
  • Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services
  • Minister for Correctional Services.
Mark Ryan
  • Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries
  • Minister for Rural Economic Development
Bill Byrne
  • Minister for State Development
  • Minister for Natural Resources and Mines
Anthony Lynham
  • Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports
  • Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply
Mark Bailey
  • Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection
  • Minister for National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef
Steven Miles
  • Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations
  • Minister for Multicultural Affairs
  • Minister for Racing
Grace Grace
  • Minister for Disability Services
  • Minister for Seniors
  • Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland
Coralee O'Rourke
  • Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy
  • Minister for Small Business
Leeanne Enoch
  • Minister for Communities, Women and Youth
  • Minister for Child Safety
  • Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence
Shannon Fentiman
  • Minister for Housing and Public Works
  • Minister for Sport
Mick de Brenni
  • Minister for Local Government
  • Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
Mark Furner
Assistant Ministers
  • Assistant Minister for Transport and Infrastructure
Glenn Butcher
  • Assistant Minister of State Assisting the Premier
Jennifer Howard

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Frost, Pamela (13 February 2015). "Annastacia Palaszczuk confirmed as Queensland Premier". The Morning Bulletin. Rockhampton. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  2. ^ Killoran, Matthew; Wardill, Steven (14 February 2015). "Queensland Government: Annastacia Palaszczuk sworn in as Premier, Jackie Trad named Deputy Premier, Curtis Pitt named Treasurer". The Courier Mail. Queensland. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  3. ^ Atfield, Cameron (14 February 2015). "Palaszczuk takes Premier's reins". The Age. Melbourne. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Queensland Labor Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announces new Cabinet". Brisbane Times. 15 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Queensland's new Labor Cabinet sworn in at Government House". Australian Broadcasting Corporation 16 February 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Historic day for women in Queensland". Sunshince Coast Daily. 16 February 2015. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Labor's old guard wins in reshuffle". www.brisbanetimes.com.au. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  8. ^ "Jo-Ann Miller quits Cabinet after demotion from Police Minister". www.abc.net.au. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  9. ^ "Four new faces in expanded Queensland Cabinet revealed by Palaszczuk". www.abc.net.au. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  10. ^ "Queensland Cabinet reshuffle: Jackie Trad named as Transport Minister". ABC News. 10 February 2017.
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Newman Ministry
First Palaszczuk Ministry
2015–2017
Succeeded by
Second Palaszczuk Ministry