New Miles Government Ministry sworn in

The new Miles Labor Government Ministry was sworn in at Government House on Monday, December 18. Picture: DARREN ENGLAND/ AAP

The new Miles Labor Government Ministry was sworn in at Government House on Monday, December 18.

The 19-strong Cabinet is tasked to prioritise easing cost of living pressures, health care, housing, community safety and the clean energy transition are at the core of new look portfolios.

The Miles government is stating it will continue to take strong action to drive Queensland’s economic plan for the future – supporting new industries and creating jobs where they are needed most.

New Minister Nikki Boyd will take on the portfolios of for Fire, Disaster Recovery and Corrective Services.

Bart Mellish takes on Transport, Main Roads and Digital Services, while Lance McCallum adopts Employment, Small Business, Training and Skills Development.

Charis Mullen will have responsibility for Child Safety, Seniors, Disability Services and Multicultural Affairs and Michael Healy will continue to champion Tourism and Sport.

The revitalised cabinet will meet for the first time on Tuesday, 19 December.

Queensland Premier Steven Miles said he wants Queenslanders to know that every single member of his government is on their side and will be working day and night to deliver a better Queensland.

“My Minister’s know what’s important to me and what’s important to Queenslanders – easing cost of living pressures, delivering better healthcare and housing, and keeping our communities safe,” the new Premier said.

“With fresh faces comes fresh ideas, which is exactly what we need as we charge into a new year.

“I want to thank new Minister’s Nikki, Bart, Lance, Charis and Michael for welcoming their new responsibilities. I have every confidence they will be effective leaders.

“My team will hit the ground running to unite our great state and deliver what matters most for Queenslanders.”