Jackie Trad, Mark Bailey take on transport and freight duties in Queensland


Trad has been appointed Queensland deputy premier and transport minister.

Jackie Trad, Mark Bailey take on transport and freight duties in Queensland
Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

 

Transport and freight responsibilities in Queensland will be shared across two portfolios in newly elected premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s Cabinet.

Palaszczuk, who won the January 31 state election, has appointed her Cabinet and handed transport and infrastructure duties to Jackie Trad.

Trad has also been appointed deputy premier along with taking on responsibility for trade, local government and planning.

Yeerongpilly MP Mark Bailey is the new minister for roads, road safety and ports and will also take care of energy and water supply.

Curtis Pitt has been handed the critical roles of treasurer and industrial relations.

Palaszczuk says her Cabinet is a combination of fresh talent and experience, with some ministers having served in the previous Queensland Labor administration.

"Including myself, my Cabinet will include four ministers with previous Cabinet experience, ensuring a smooth transition for the new government," she says.

"I’m excited by the level of talent and fresh ideas my ministers will bring to Cabinet. I have no doubt they will hit the ground running when it comes to delivering for Queenslanders."

Palaszczuk has reduced by five the number of ministerial roles that existed in former premier Campbell Newman’s Cabinet.

She says reducing the number of ministers to 14 will save Queensland $27 million over the next three years.

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