PREMIER Annastacia Palaszczuk has come under fire for dumping the position of Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland from her ministry.
The suspension of two high profile North Queensland LNP members coincides with party push to reclaim the North.
Queensland’s longest-serving mayor and recognised advocate for the state’s north, John Wharton, says his suspension from the LNP is a pointer to the “sad state of affairs” the party is in.
A number of regional and rural MPs have been given their stripes in new LNP leader Deb Frecklington’s shadow cabinet, announced on Friday afternoon.
Brisbane-based ministers are being urged to visit farms around Queensland to gain a better understanding of the importance of agriculture.
Annastacia Palaszczuk says her five new assistant ministers will help her government deliver for regional Queensland.