Transport Minister Resigns

stirling-hinchliffeMinister for Minister for Transport and the Commonwealth Games Stirling Hinchliffe has resigned from the ministry.

His resignation follows the South-East Queensland train Roster debarkle which saw mass disruptions to rail services throughout the South East since late last year.

Mr Hinchliffe says he will remain Leader of the House says he will be re-contesting the next election for his seat of Sandgate.

He says his resignation is in the best interests of the Government.

“The issues at Queensland Rail have been some of the most challenging and, at times, frustrating issues I have needed to manage as a Minister. I know that they have been a distraction for the Government’s core task of delivering jobs for Queenslanders.”

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.