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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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'Not something to boast of': Scott Morrison criticises Annastacia Palaszczuk over Queensland border closuresPrime Minister Scott Morrison says Queensland's border with NSW shouldn't be shut longer than 'absolutely necessary' because it's hurting jobs.
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Man charged over threatening Qld premierAnnastacia Palaszczuk has tested negative to COVID-19, while a man has been charged over death threats against her and Queensland's chief health officer.
Scott Morrison calls the QLD premier to allow woman to attend father's funeralPrime Minister Scott Morrison has said he called the Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk asking her to reverse her decision to prevent a woman from attending her father’s funeral today...
Annastacia Palaszczuk slams Scott Morrison and Queensland opposition over 'disgusting' border bullyingIt comes as Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton called Ms Palaszczuk "pig-headed" for not relaxing coronavirus restrictions.
Queensland records eight new coronavirus infections as hospital, corrections facility clusters growPremier Annastacia Palaszczuk urged people not to be alarmed by the number, which is the highest since 31 August.
Gladys Berejiklian urges Queensland to show some 'humanity' over coronavirus border closuresNSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has accused Annastacia Palaszczuk of being unwilling to discuss concerns over the state's border restrictions.
COVID-positive Victorian man arrested at Brisbane airport trying to enter QueenslandQueensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says the arrest of a Victorian man with COVID-19 at Brisbane Airport vindicates her decision to keep borders closed.
Watch: Queensland COVID-19 updateQueensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and state health officials will provide a COVID-19 update shortly.
Queensland to stay shut until there are no community coronavirus cases in Victoria or NSWQueensland's border will remain shut until there are no more community coronavirus transmissions in NSW or Victoria, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says.
Qld borders to stay closed to NSW and VicQueensland's borders will remain closed to states with COVID-19 hotspots, with the Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk saying "the danger is still on our doorstep".
Sydney restaurant and funeral clusters grow as NSW records 12 new coronavirus casesNSW has recorded 12 new COVID-19 cases while residents will be banned from visiting Queensland after Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk declared NSW a COVID hotspot.
Infected Queensland man was a security contractorPremier Annastacia Palaszczuk is calling for a review of the travel exemption that allowed a COVID-19 infected consular worker to fly into Queensland.
Queensland records no new coronavirus cases as Annastacia Palaszczuk wants review of travel loopholesQueensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says a travel exemption that allowed a COVID-19 infected consular worker to fly into the state needs to be reviewed.
Close Queensland travel loopholes: premierQueensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says a travel exemption that allowed a COVID-19 infected consular worker to fly into the state needs to be reviewed.
Border chaos expected as Queensland reopens to all except VictoriansChaotic scenes are expected as Queensland reopens its borders, but Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says a ban on visitors from Victoria won't be lifted soon.
Watch: Queensland Premier is speaking liveQueensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is speaking live.
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.