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Annastacia Palaszczuk is an Australian politician and 39th Premier of Queensland, serving since the 2015 election. She has been a Labor member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland since the 2006 election, representing the electorate of Inala. She held various ministerial portfolios in the Bligh Labor government from 2009. Following Labor's defeat in the 2012 election, Palaszczuk succeeded Bligh as leader of Queensland Labor. After the defeat of the Newman LNP government in 2015, Palaszczuk became the first woman in Australia to become Premier of a state from Opposition. Her first ministry was majority female, a first in Australia.
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Open Queensland borders by 4pm tomorrow or I'll take you to court, Pauline Hanson tells state governmentThe senator says if Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk does not respond to her request by tomorrow, she will file a case in the High Court this week.
Voluntary euthanasia reforms put on hold in QueenslandVoluntary assisted dying will not be introduced by Annastacia Palaszczuk's Labor government before Queenslanders head to the polls in October.
Annastacia Palaszczuk says Queensland border may not open until SeptemberQueenslanders could be allowed to visit Australia's top end, the west and the south before they're allowed back into NSW and Victoria.
Annastacia Palaszczuk says Queensland students will 'hopefully' return to school by 25 MayQueensland children will start going back to school from next week as the number of COVID-19 cases remains low.
Queensland to raise hotel detention coronavirus concerns with Federal GovernmentQueensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says she will be speaking with the Federal Government about the use of a Brisbane hotel to house immigration detainees who fear the spread of coronavirus.
Queensland becomes latest state to close borders amid COVID-19 pandemicQueensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced the state will close its borders to limit the spread of coronavirus.
Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk chides virus panic shoppersQueensland's premier says the state will not run out of food and shoppers need to think of others as coronavirus cases rise in the state.
Queensland premier urges Donald Trump to send US tourists down underQueensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has urged President Donald Trump to reconsider US travel warnings placed on Australia.
Qld premier asks Trump to send touristsQueensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has urged President Donald Trump to reconsider US travel warnings placed on Australia.
Queensland is fast-tracking proposed laws that could jail climate protestersQueensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk plans to fast-track proposed laws to jail protesters who use "dangerous devices" for up to two years.
Qld to fast-track laws on protest devicesQueensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk plans to fast-track proposed laws to jail protesters who use "dangerous devices" for up to two years.
'I'm watching you', Palaszczuk tells AdaniAdani says there could be up to 1800 ongoing jobs once it starts to export coal from its new mine in central Queensland.