10 February, 2024
Community cabinet in Cairns
THE first community cabinet of the year is being staged in Cairns.
A government spokesman said Tropical Cyclone Jasper had significantly impacted the Far North’s community and important tourism industry, which is why the first cabinet would be held in Cairns on Wednesday, February 28.
“To ensure we are accessible to the community, local organisations and businesses,
community cabinets will have deputation meetings with ministers, a town hall meeting for community members and a community barbecue,” he said.
The spokesman said people had until 5pm on Friday, February 16 to register at www.qld.gov.au/communitycabinet
Premier Steven Miles said “my commitment to Queenslanders is that my government is listening”.
“There’s no better way to listen than to show up and hear firsthand from locals about the
issues that matter to them,” he said.
“That’s why my government will do even more community cabinets and host opportunities for Queenslanders to speak to myself and the cabinet directly.
“That includes deputations and town hall meetings. If you’re in the Far North, I encourage you to RSVP to a community cabinet event and get involved.”
Tourism and Sport Minister and Cairns MP Michael Healy said he was “delighted the first community cabinet would be held in Cairns”.
“We’ve had some unprecedented challenges in recent months,” he said.
“This will allow Cairns’ organisations to engage directly with key decision makers in
“I expect cost of living, housing and disaster recovery will be some of the big issues to
come up in Cairns.”
Barron River MP Craig Crawford said it was a great chance to meet face-to-face with ministers.
“Locals can register to hold meetings on a wide range of issues that matter to us in the
Far North,” he said.