Qld government seeks three departmental heads, two deputies


Bureaucratic changes that followed the re-election of the Palaszczuk government in Queensland late last year have opened up a few senior positions, including three departmental heads.

Three director-general positions and two deputy roles are currently listed on the government’s recruitment website.

Leaders are sought for the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, the newly formed Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, and the Department of Education, which lost the training portfolio in the recent shuffle.

Applications for all three director-general roles close on January 29.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads is looking for a new deputy director-general, to lead its policy, planning and investment division, and is accepting applications until January 31.

At the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, the key role of deputy director-general, policy division, has also opened up. Applications are open until February 2.

Responding to questions from The Australian, Palaszczuk’s office reportedly said this was not a spill-and-fill situation: “The roles are being advertised where the Director-General is leaving or moving roles or where the Department that the Director-General is responsible for has changed.”

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