Premier of Queensland
Campbell Newman was elected as the Member for Ashgrove and Premier of Queensland on 24 March 2012. As Premier, he is focused on supercharging the Queensland economy creating jobs and boosting investment, and making the Queensland Public Service the best performing public service in the country.
The Premier of Queensland is the elected leader of the party or coalition that holds the majority in the Legislative Assembly. The Premier is the public face of the government.
The role of the Premier involves:
- leadership of the Parliament
- being the Chief Minister and Chair of Cabinet
- choosing ministers and allocating portfolios
- representing his or her electorate
- portfolio responsibilities
- being the main channel of communication between:
- the Governor and Cabinet
- the Queensland Government and other state and territory governments
- the Queensland Government, the Commonwealth Government and overseas governments.
The Premier is expected to have a vision for Queensland that addresses the big issues and includes plans for the state's continued prosperity.
Read more about Premier Campbell Newman.
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