QLD Politics: Palaszczuk announces majority woman cabinet

Queensland’s new Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced her Cabinet yesterday afternoon.

Eight members of the 14-member cabinet are women, including Member for South Brisbane Jackie Trad and former Bligh government minister Kate Jones.

As promised in her electoral campaign, Ms Palaszczuk cut the cabinet size from 19 to 14 members in order to save $27million over the next three years.

Ms Palaszczuk and the Queensland Labor Party defeated the Liberal National Party 44 seats to 42, forming government with the support of Independent Peter Wellington.