Queensland Minister for Transport and Commonwealth Games, Stirling Hinchliffe, has stepped down from his ministerial positions.
Queensland Deputy Premier, Jackie Trad, will serve as Acting Transport Minister and Treasurer and Minister for Sport, Curtis Pitt, will serve as Acting Minister for Commonwealth Games.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, said, “I want to thank Stirling for his work as minister to manage the very challenging issues at Queensland Rail. As the Strachan Inquiry has found, the challenges at Queensland Rail were many years coming.
“The new minister will work with Queensland Rail Chairman Phillip Strachan to implement the inquiry’s recommendations to restore Queensland Rail services across the State’s south-east train network.”