QUEENSLAND STATE WINNER
2016 Australian Award for Excellence in Women’s Leadership.
Annastacia Palaszczuk was sworn in as Premier of Queensland on 14 February 2015 following the state election on 31 January.
Prior to the election, Ms Palaszczuk was Leader of the Queensland Parliamentary Labor Party following the March 2012 state election.
She has represented the Inala electorate in the Queensland Parliament since September 2006.
Ms Palaszczuk served as Chair of the Parliamentary Ethics Committee and following the 2009 election, she was appointed as the Minister for Disability Services and Multicultural Affairs.
She was appointed Minister for Transport in February 2011 and held the position until the March 2012 election.
Ms Palaszczuk holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland, Master of Arts (Hons) from the University of London, Bachelor of Laws from the University of Queensland and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the Australian National University.
Ms Palaszczuk was the recipient of a British Council Chevening Scholarship which enabled her to study for a year in London at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies and the London School of Economics.
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk MP
Premier of Queensland