Palaszczuk off on two-week break

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will take a two week holiday from Thursday, with most of her cabinet taking time off during January.

Ms Palaszczuk will take leave until January 12, with Deputy Premier Jackie Trad returning after a week off to to take over her responsibilities.

Thirteen ministers out of Ms Palaszczuk’s 18-member cabinet have booked in holidays at various times over Christmas and early January period, with their responsibilities handed over to those staying on duty.

Health Minister Steven Miles has had the busiest Christmas/New Years week, filling in first as treasurer and then as employment minister and housing minister.

Local government minister Stirling Hinchliffe, meanwhile, will stand in for Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath between January 4 and 14 while also taking over as agriculture minister and minister for state development during the first few weeks of January.

Ms Palaszczuk and her Labor government were re-elected on November 25 for another three years.

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