Trad un­der­lines case for more min­is­ters

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

IN A fur­ther sign that Premier An­nasta­cia Palaszczuk could aban­don her smaller- Cab­i­net pledge, Deputy Premier Jackie Trad has ar­gued that adding a min­is­ter would not equal a bro­ken prom­ise.

A day af­ter Ms Palaszczuk re­fused to rule out a big­ger team, Ms Trad ( above) fur­thered the case.

“The min­is­ter com­mit­ment … went to the is­sue of sav­ing taxpayers’ funds,” she said. “If the Premier and the Gov­ern­ment can de­liver these sav­ings while in­creas­ing the Cab­i­net, I think we have still met our com­mit­ment.”

It was re­vealed last month that se­nior La­bor fig­ures were urg­ing Ms Palaszczuk to ap­point more min­is­ters and to find sav­ings else­where.

On Tues­day, she re­vealed she would con­duct a re­view to make sure min­is­ters were per­form­ing. She would not rule out adding ex­tra min­is­ters.

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