Passenger Rail

Trad back in as Qld transport minister

Moreton Bay Rail Link - Queensland Government

After spending last week as Queensland’s acting transport minister following the resignation of Stuart Hinchliffe, Jackie Trad has been formally named to the portfolio.

Trad was the transport minister before Hinchliffe, but moved in the most recent reshuffle to become the minister for trade.

She will now be the minister for transport, infrastructure and planning, as well as retaining her role as the deputy premier.

State Treasurer Curtis Pitt was given the addition of the trade and investment portfolio as a result.

“I have asked Jackie to return to the Transport portfolio, because I need her experience and her toughness to ensure the best possible service for the travelling public,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.

“Jackie is already working closely with new QR Chairman Phillip Strachan, acting CEO Neil Scales and Citytrain Response Unit head Jacqui Walters to roll-out the recommendations of the Strachan Inquiry into QR.”

“QR let down the travelling public.  We have a plan, with wide-ranging recommendations from the Strachan Inquiry, to ensure QR delivers for Queenslanders.”