A number of Gold Coast MPs have joined Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s new look Ministry, but the Liberal and National Party won’t admit it’s part of a plan to shore up votes in Queensland.
Member for McPherson Karen Andrews and Member for Fadden Stuart Robert have offically joined Moncrieff’s Steven Ciobo and Wright’s Scott Buchholz as part of the Prime Minister’s Cabinet.
Minister Andrews is extremely proud of her appointment.
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“It’s certainly a great honour,” she told MyGC.
“For me being the first female Federal Minister on the Gold Coast in Cabinet will show all young people, particularity young woman, they should set their sights on where they want to go and go after it.”
She added the Gold Coast “has certainly been recognised by Scott Morrison” but denied it’s a part of a larger plan to rally support for the LNP in Queensland.
“The Prime Minister recognises how important Queensland is, and how it’s such a diverse state,” she said.
“The issues affecting the Gold Coast are very different to the issues that are facing the northern part of the State.
“I think Scott Morrison realises Queensland is a critical and key State.”
The newly appointed Prime Minister’s first trip out of Canberra was to drought striken Quilpie in Queensland’s west.
Received my first letter as PM yesterday, a beautiful note from students at St. Finbarr's School in Quilpie. What a resilient and bright bunch of kids, whose families have endured prolonged drought – yet they remain so optimistic. Thanks for the quick tip on Mulga trees! pic.twitter.com/Fvv5Nkt2rT
— Scott Morrison (@ScottMorrisonMP) August 27, 2018