The Queensland Government is now in caretaker mode until after the state election. The most recent premier to die was Wayne Goss (1951–2014), on 10 November 2014. Bligh did not attend the meeting. The Premier of Queensland is the head of government in the Australian state of Queensland. Minimal updates will be made to this site until after the election results are declared. Palaszczuk led Labor into the 2017 Queensland state election in hopes of winning a second term. Her father, veteran state Labor MP Henry Pałaszczuk, was born in Germany to Polish parents. Enter your details to receive the Premier’s enewsletter and stay up-to-date with other government initiatives.  She has degrees in Arts and Laws from the University of Queensland, a Masters of Arts from the University of London (where she was a Chevening Scholar), and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from Australian National University.. She held various ministerial portfolios in the Bligh Labor government from 2009.  Palaszczuk and Drabsch split "amicably" in February 2018. During her time as opposition leader, Palaszczuk closed the 2-party gap between Labor and the LNP, and on several occasions outpolled Newman as preferred premier. Follow the Premier on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter. Enter your details to receive the Premier’s enewsletter and stay up-to-date with other government initiatives. , Palaszczuk was raised in the Brisbane suburb of Durack.  She later decided to have a career in the legal profession and was studying for admission as a solicitor when her father announced his intention to retire at the 2006 election. The text of the Constitution assigns to the Premier certain powers, such as the power to assign roles (s. 25) to Assistant Ministers (formerly known as Parliamentary Secretaries), and to appoint Ministers as acting Ministers (s. 45) for a period of 14 days. , Palaszczuk faced the task of rebuilding a party which had just suffered the worst defeat of a sitting government in Queensland history, and amongst the worst that a governing party has ever suffered at the state level in Australia. , On 29 March 2012, Palaszczuk announced that she would support the state parliamentary term being extended to four years, as is the case in the other Australian states.  After taking the leadership, Palaszczuk said, "We need to make ourselves relevant to voters. Minimal updates will be made to this site until after the election results are declared. Annastacia Palaszczuk is an Australian politician and 39th Premier of Queensland, serving since the 2015 election. Palaszczuk worked as a policy adviser to a number of Labor ministers, including Minister for Communities, Disabilities and Seniors, Warren Pitt and former Minister for the Environment, Dean Wells.  Palaszczuk herself reverted Inala to its previous status as a comfortably safe Labor seat, scoring an 18-point swing to increase her majority to 25 percent, the second-safest in the state. Her first ministry was majority female (8 of 14), a first in Australia. Read more about how your privacy is protected. The Premier has an office in the Executive Annexe of Parliament House, Brisbane, which is normally used while Parliament is sitting. Eleven days after the election, ABC election analyst Antony Green's election computer indicated that the incumbent Labor minority government had won at least 47 of the 93 seats in the expanded Legislative Assembly, enough to form a majority government. On 9 February 2015, with projections showing Labor assured of at least a minority government, Palaszczuk said she intended to meet with Governor Paul de Jersey on 11 February and advise him that she could form a government. , an opposition caucus of only seven members, List of female heads of government in Australia, "Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on her pragmatic approach to politics", "Annastacia Palaszczuk: what you don't know", "Queensland premier proud of her Ipswich background", "Queensland election 2015: Who is new Labor premier Annastacia Palaszczuk? See essential information to help Queensland stay safe, unite and recover. , Following her election, Palaszczuk apologised for "breaching the trust of Queenslanders", a reference to the Bligh government's decision to sell off state assets after promising not to do so at the 2009 election.  The final result saw 44 Labor seats and 42 LNP seats. Annastacia Palaszczuk (/ˈpæləʃeɪ/ (listen), Polish: Annastacia Pałaszczuk, [pa'waʂt͡ʂuk]; born 25 July 1969) is an Australian politician and 39th Premier of Queensland, serving since the 2015 election. Before the 1890s, there was no developed party system in Queensland. List of Premiers of Queensland by time in office, Department of Justice and Attorney-General, Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Premier_of_Queensland&oldid=981705907, Lists of heads of government of Australian states and territories, Use Australian English from September 2015, All Wikipedia articles written in Australian English, Articles containing potentially dated statements from February 2015, All articles containing potentially dated statements, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 3 October 2020, at 23:29. By convention the Premier is the leader of the party with a parliamentary majority in the unicameral Legislative Assembly of Queensland. Polls suggested the race would be close. Read about our guiding principles on getting Queenslanders back to work. Find out about the current restrictions in place to protect Queensland.  Labor ultimately won 48 seats, a net four-seat swing in its favour, allowing it to form government in its own right by two seats. She also faced the difficulty of leading an opposition caucus of only seven members, two short of official status (though Newman subsequently promised that Labor would have the full rights and resources entitled to the official opposition).  She attended St Mary's College, Ipswich from 1982 to 1986. She has been a Labor member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland since the 2006 election, representing the electorate of Inala. Following Labor's defeat in the 2012 election, Palaszczuk succeeded Bligh as leader of Queensland Labor. The Premier of Queensland is the head of government in the Australian state of Queensland. Use tab and cursor keys to move around the page (more information), Read more about how your privacy is protected. The balance of power rested with the lone independent in the chamber, Peter Wellington, and the two MPs from Katter's Australian Party.  Hours after the results were declared, de Jersey formally invited Palaszczuk to form a government. The result was not known for almost two weeks. Shortly after taking government, Labor MP Billy Gordon was forced to resign from the party by Palaszczuk due to an undeclared criminal history. The incumbent Premier of Queensland since the 2015 election is Annastacia Palaszczuk of the Labor Party. Tim Mulherin was elected Deputy Leader, also unopposed. 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