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Fentiman named as new attorney-general in revamped frontbench


Shannon Fentiman has been named as Queensland’s next attorney-general in a reshuffle of the state government frontbench.

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Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has promoted Ms Fentiman to the role vacated by Yvette D’Ath, who has moved to the health portfolio.

The former solicitor will be responsible for the portfolios of justice, women and prevention of domestic and family violence.

Stirling Hinchliffe has also moved from the local government portfolio to tourism, innovation and sport.

Mick de Brenni will become minister for energy, renewables and hydrogen while holding his public works portfolio.

Meanwhile, Meaghan Scanlon, Scott Stewart and Leanne Linard have been handed their portfolios after being promoted to the front bench on Tuesday.

Scanlon will be environment, Great Barrier Reef, science and youth affairs minister.

At the age of 27, the Gold Coast MP is the youngest-ever female frontbencher in Queensland’s history.

Stewart will be resources minister and Linard takes the Children and Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs portfolio.

Deputy Premier Steven Miles moves from health to state development, local government and planning.

Treasurer Cameron Dick will also take responsibility for investment.

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