Bligh unveils fresh, young cabinet

By Staff Writer

Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has hand-picked her new Cabinet, adding eight new ministers.

The selection of new ministers reflected her election commitment to renewing government, as half of the new ministers were women and the average age of cabinet members was 45.

The youngest member is the new Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, Kate Jones, who turns 30 next month.

“I pledged to Queensland that there would be significant renewal across the Ministry and today I have delivered that renewal,” Bligh said.

“It’s a mix of experience and new blood and reflects a government that is hungry for change and hungry to get on with the job and deliver for Queensland.”

The Bligh Government:

Anna Bligh – Premier; Minister for the Arts

Paul Lucas – Deputy Premier; Minister for Health

Andrew Fraser – Treasurer; Minister for Employment and Economic Development

Robert Schwarten – Minister for Public Works and Information Communication Technology

Stephen Roberston – Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy; Minister for Trade

Geoff Wilson – Minister for Education and Training

Neil Roberts – Minister for Police, Corrective Services and Emergency Services

Tim Mulherin – Minister for Primary Industries, Fisheries and Rural and Regional Queensland

Craig Wallace – Minister for Main Roads

Desley Boyle – Minister for Local Government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Partnerships

Sterling Hinchcliffe – Minister for Infrastructure and Planning

Rachel Nolan – Minister for Transport

Cameron Dick – Attorney-General; Minister for Industrial Relations

Karen Struthers – Minister for Community Services and Housing; Minister for Women

Kate Jones – Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability

Annastacia Palaszczuk – Minister for Disability Services and Multicultural Affairs

Peter Lawlor – Minister for Tourism and Fair Trading

Phil Reeves – Minister for Child Safety; Minister for Sport

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