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The Honourable Kate Jones is the Minister for State Development, Tourism and Innovation. Megan Scanlon is the Assistant Minister for Tourism Industry Development.

Read more about the ministers responsibilities and priorities in the Ministerial Charter Letters.

The Honourable Kate Jones MP - Minister for State Development, Tourism and Innovation

Photo of the The Honourable Kate Jones is the Minister of Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for Cross River Rail. Megan Scanlon is the Assistant Minister for Tourism Industry Development. © Queensland Government

Kate Jones is the Minister for State Development, Tourism and Innovation in the Queensland Government.

She is committed to driving economic growth and jobs in Queensland including the delivery of Queensland’s largest infrastructure project Cross River Rail.

Kate oversaw the successful delivery of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. She is also the Minister responsible for International Education and Digital Economy.

She has previously served as the Minister for Education, Minister for Environment and Minister for Climate Change and Natural Resource Management in previous Queensland Governments.

When Kate was first sworn in in 2009, she was the youngest ever Queensland Government minister.

Kate holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Journalism from the Queensland University of Technology and a Masters in Environmental Law from Australian National University.

Ms Meaghan Scanlon MP - Assistant Minister for Tourism Industry Development

Ms Meaghan Scanlon MP - Assistant Minister for Tourism Industry Development © Queensland Government

Having grown up in one of Queensland’s major tourist destinations, the Gold Coast, Meaghan is committed to ensuring the continued growth and success of Queensland’s tourism industry.

Meaghan is the Assistant Minister for Tourism Industry Development, following the re-election of the Palaszczuk Government.

Meaghan was elected to the seat of Gaven on the Gold Coast on 25 November 2017.

Prior to being elected, Meaghan worked as a solicitor and advisor to a federal Labor Senator.

She attended Guardian Angels Primary School and Aquinas College.

Meaghan completed a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) at Griffith University on the Gold Coast and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GradDipLegPrac) at the Queensland University of Technology.

Last updated: 03 Jun 2020