Independent MP as Queensland Speaker

For the first time in a century Queensland has voted in an independant as speaker in Parliament. MP Peter Wellington was nominated yesterday in the first meeting of the New Parliament by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk - he won the vote unanimously.

Two new Indigenous MP’s, Housing Minister Leanne Enoch and Member for Cook, Billy Gordon, have received a traditional blessing before being sworn into the Queensland Government along with 87 others.

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