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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Anna Bligh's former A-G Kerry Shine falls on his sword - heads to backbench ...

Caucus wars.

Expect Kerry Shine to retire at the next election at age 62.

Former Attorney-General Kerry Shine this morning told Premier Anna Bligh he did not want a Cabinet spot, giving her an eighth vacancy after Judy Spence, John Mickel, Lindy Nelson-Carr and Margaret Keech were dumped yesterday.

Former Ministers Rod Welford and Warren Pitt retired at the election while former Environment Minister Andrew McNamara lost his seat.

The new faces are Stafford MP Stirling Hinchliffe, Ashgrove MP Kate Jones, Southport MP Peter Lawlor, Ipswich MP Rachel Nolan, Inala MP Annastacia Palaszczuk, Mansfield MP Phil Reeves and Algester MP Karen Struthers.

See - Courier Mail - Anna Bligh picks new Cabinet.


Anonymous newswatch said...

The Chronicle:

Shine commits to deliver on promises

24th March 2009

KERRY Shine yesterday assured Toowoomba voters the few “modest” promises he made during the election will be delivered - whether he is a Cabinet Minister or not.

The Member for Toowoomba North was in Brisbane yesterday for a meeting with his factional colleagues.

He was still in the dark as to whether he would retain his position as Attorney-General and Minister for Justice.

“Even though we're in dire circumstances as far as the income of the state is going, these are firm promises,” Mr Shine said.

“What I will do is sit down with each new minister in relation to those areas to get a clear understanding from them as to when we can spend the money.”

Mr Shine was reluctantly contemplating the prospect of becoming a backbencher yesterday as he waited to be informed of his new role.

If that occurred, he accepted that it would be a demotion and one he would prefer to avoid.

“I regard it as a duty to do whatever you are asked by the Premier,” he said.

“Every minister should have that view.

“I understand the Premier is looking for renewal and she wants new people in Cabinet.”

Premier Anna Bligh's new Cabinet Ministers will be sworn in on Thursday.

The announcement could be as early as today.

11:33 AM, March 24, 2009

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Factions, factions, factions rule in this lineup!

11:44 AM, March 24, 2009

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What does Robertson have on everyone to still get a ministry??

12:41 PM, March 24, 2009

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5:51 PM, March 24, 2009

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5:53 PM, March 24, 2009


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