Australia Curtis Pitt named Speaker in historic day for Queensland politics

12:21  13 february  2018
12:21  13 february  2018 Source:   9News.com.au

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Former Labor Treasurer Curtis Pitt (C) has been elected Speaker of the new Queensland parliament. Opposition condemnation to the appointment of former treasurer Curtis Pitt as Speaker has stolen the attention on a historic day in Queensland politics .

Former Labor Treasurer Curtis Pitt (C) has been elected Speaker of the new Queensland parliament. Opposition condemnation to the appointment of former treasurer Curtis Pitt as Speaker has stolen the attention on a historic day in Queensland politics .

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Curtis Pitt will be the speaker for the 56th Queensland Parliament.

The LNP opposition nominated long time Caloundra MP Mark McArdle but Mr Pitt was voted in after a short debate.

His nomination was supported by Robbie Katter.

Newly elected Queensland Parliament Speaker Curtis Pitt (right) is hugged by Deputy Premier Jackie Trad © AAP Image/Dan Peled Newly elected Queensland Parliament Speaker Curtis Pitt (right) is hugged by Deputy Premier Jackie Trad

Katter’s Australian Party has three members forming part of the cross bench in the current government. Their support on the floor could help bolster the government's majority.

The first sitting of this government also made history as the first time the premier and opposition leader have both been women.

Labor MP Brittany Lauga also became the first woman to breastfeed in Queensland’s parliament.

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