Queensland State of the State address 2018

Queensland State of the State address 2018

Sep 12
CEDA welcomes Premier of Queensland, the Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk, to deliver the 2018 State of the State address and her analysis of our State’s performance and prospects.
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The Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk MP, Premier of Queensland and Minister for Trade

Event Overview

CEDA’s State of the State address provides an annual opportunity for you, your colleagues and guests to hear the Premier's analysis of the State’s performance and discuss the forward direction for Queensland.

This year Queensland became home to five million people.  Our state is a $330 billion economy, contributing over 19 per cent of the national economy and still growing.  Queensland’s success as a place to live and work and as a destination for further investment, new industries and global visitors will be determined by the policies underpinning growth, not just the extent of it.

Gather your colleagues to hear the Premier's views and discuss the strategies for Queensland's economic development at the 2018 State of the State address.

As an independent national organisation CEDA hosts State of the State addresses across the country each year.

Event presentations

The Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk MP  MP3 | PDF

Question and Answer MP3

Delegate handout PDF


Meet the keynote speaker

The Hon. Annastacia Palaszczuk MP
Premier of Queensland and Minister for Trade

Annastacia was first sworn in as Premier of Queensland on 14 February 2015. In November 2017 she was elected as Premier for a second term, and in October 2020 she was elected as Premier for a third term. Annastacia was the only woman in Australia to win two terms of Government as leader - and has now won three. She was also the first woman to become Premier from Opposition. Annastacia was the 2016 Queensland recipient of the Women and Leadership Australia’s Award for Excellence in Women’s Leadership. In 2018 she was awarded the International Leadership Award by the Biotechnology Innovation Organisation. She has represented the Inala electorate in the Queensland Parliament since September 2006.

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Public event advice – Coronavirus

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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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