Promotion won't distract Deb Frecklington
DEB Frecklington said her new promotion within the State Government will not distract from what she loves doing the most - representing the people in her electorate.
Ms Frecklington was one of the big winners as the fallout over Assistant Health Minister Dr Chris Davis' sacking continues.
The Nanango MP has been promoted to Assistant Minister to Premier Campbell Newman.
Her new role will see her play a vital role in overseeing the G20 Leaders Summit later this year.
Ms Frecklington, talking exclusively to APN Newsdesk on Tuesday, said she was looking forward to the challenges her new role would present.
"I am very exited at being able to assist the Premier in his role," she said.
"A lot of the role will be getting around and representing the Premier at events in situations where he unable to attend.
"I think it will give me a great opportunity to better understand the workings of government."
Ms Frecklington, one of the LNP's risings stars, said her time as Assistant Finance Minister placed her in good stead moving forward.
"I really enjoyed my position in treasury," she said.
"Without a doubt the last two years working in treasury has really given me a good base understanding of where the state sits."
Mr Newman said on Tuesday Ms Frecklington will play an important role in delivering the G20 Summit.
"The G20 Leader's Summit will be one of the most significant events in Queensland's history," he said.
"We want to show the world how great Queensland is and also maximise the long-term benefits to the state of hosting the G20.
"Deb has excelled in her current role and deserves her appointment to this important position."
A further Cabinet reshuffle saw Pumicestone MP Lisa France appointed as Assistant Minister for Finance, Administration and Regulatory Reform and Pine Rivers MP Seath Holswich appointed as Assistant Minister for Natural Resources and Mines.
The position of Assistant Health Minister has been discontinued.