Palaszczuk urges hard work from Labor MPs after Queensland election victory

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will announce her full second term cabinet on Monday. Source: AAP

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has urged new and returning MPs to work hard for the people of Queensland over the next term after gaining majority government.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has urged her MPs to work hard for the people of Queensland over the next term, as she unveiled her new cabinet.

The premier addressed the Labor caucus on Monday at Parliament House, receiving a minute-long standing ovation from her party colleagues.

"As I look around the room here today, isn't it lovely to have majority Labor government," Ms Palaszczuk said to cheers.

Key announcements on Monday included the elevation of Steven Miles from Environment to the Health ministry, while Grace Grace adds Education to her Industrial Relations responsibilities.

Mark Bailey continues as Main Roads minister, adding Transport to his portfolio while dropping the Energy brief, which has been picked up by Anthony Lynham, who also remains Natural Resources and Mines minister.

The new cabinet includes nine men and nine women, a ratio Ms Palaszczuk said reflects the reality of Queensland's population.

Changes have been made to reward ministers for their work during Labor's first term of government.

The premier said Labor had won seats from Gaven on the Gold Coast to Cook in Far North Queensland, where Cynthia Liu has become the first Torres Strait Islander woman elected to parliament.

The premier said Labor MPs needed to work hard to deliver on the party's promises.

"We promised the people of this state we would provide decent, good, hardworking government, and I need everyone to focus on that over the next three years," the premier urged her MPs.

The party room was a family affair, with Keppel MP Brittany Lauga, Macalister MP Melissa McMahon and Morayfield MP Mark Ryan all having their babies with them.

The premier had already revealed her "four key economic ministers" who have been tasked with driving Queensland's economy into the future.

Ms Palaszczuk is herself taking on the trade portfolio and chairing the cabinet budget review committee.

Deputy Premier Jackie Trad was appointed treasurer, with Cameron Dick moving from health to state development, infrastructure and planning, and Kate Jones adding innovation to her tourism and Commonwealth Games responsibilities.

Former treasurer Curtis Pitt has been sidelined from cabinet and will instead sit in the speaker's chair.

Yvette D'Ath will be the new Leader of the House while remaining in her role as attorney-general.

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