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Labor set to take government in Queensland

  1. Dave R

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    ABC Online...
    Queensland Labor is preparing to "move quickly" into government ahead of the election being declared including holding meetings with the Department of Premier and Cabinet and Treasury.
    The party is whisper close to taking power and leader Annastacia Palaszczuk plans to seek permission from the Governor to form a minority government when all seats are declared.
    So far, about 35 have been finalised and all 89 electorates should be declared by the Electoral Commission of Queensland by the end of the week.
    Labor MP Jackie Trad, tipped to become deputy premier, was yesterday briefed with the Department of Premier and Cabinet and Curtis Pitt met with Treasury.
    Ms Trad said the party was not jumping the gun, but needed to plan ahead.
    "Meetings are being had in this caretaker period to make sure that once everything is determined and clear we can move quickly on those big issues that need some certainty," she told 612 ABC Brisbane.
    "These were not meetings about decisions being made, but talking about what needs to be resolved quickly once the election is resolved.
    "Queenslanders would expect that who they give their confidence to are ready to go when the election is finalised."
    Labor is confident of securing 44 seats and would have the 45 needed to form a minority government with the support of Independent Peter Wellington.
    Campbell Newman resigned as premier yesterday but will remain in a caretaker role until a leader emerges.
    Former Labor treasurer Terry Mackenroth is leading the party's team to aid the transition to government, which is meeting daily.
    Ms Trad said a Labor government would not be overrun by factions when choosing its frontbench.
    She said caucus would decide who would make up the Labor cabinet.
    MPs are already jostling for positions.
    "People, all of their talents, their skills, are canvassed widely across the party," Ms Trad said.
    "People are having conversations about how their skills best applied in a new government."
    Dave R.

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