Annastacia Palaszczuk furiously shot down claims she spends an excessive amount of time on purple carpets with celebrities and her boyfriend – however pictures present the Queensland premier spends quite a lot of day trip and about.
Ms Palaszczuk’s dedication to her job got here into query final week after insiders claimed MPs and high-level public servants had been disgruntled by her tendency to incessantly attend glamourous social occasions.
The premier appeared unfazed by the accusations when she mockingly responded to the claims on the Logie awards purple carpet on the Gold Coast on Sunday evening.
Annastascia Palaszczuk slammed down claims that she is a ‘part-time-premier’ as she walked the purple carpet on the TV Week Logie Awards on Sunday
The Queensland premier (proper) attended the annual awards evening along with her boyfriend Dr Reza Adib (left)
For the reason that starting of the 12 months, Ms Palaszczuk has attended quite a few high-profile occasions – together with three in simply two weeks.
Ms Palaszczuk was seen on the Magic Tens of millions Race Day on January 15, the premier of Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis movie on June 4.
She then hit the Strabroke Handicap race day on June 11, and the TV Week Logie Awards on June 19 – to call a number of.
The media grilled Ms Palaszczuk whereas she walked the purple carpet along with her boyfriend Dr Reza Adib.
Ms Palaszczuk insisted she was on prime of her workload – and visiting high-profile occasions was ‘a part of her job’.
‘I work seven days every week,’ she advised 7News.
Ms Palaszczuk (proper) and her boyfriend Dr Reza Adib (left) attended the premier of Baz Luhrmann’s new movie Elvis on June 4
The premier insisted she was on prime of her work load – and visiting high-profile occasions was ‘a part of her job’ (Ms Palaszczuk and Dr Reza Adib pictured at Strabroke Handicap race day)
‘I’ve bought a price range coming down, I am throughout that, and I will be again at my desk very first thing tomorrow morning.
‘And most of those occasions are on weekends so, we might be at dwelling watching tv however we’re out right here doing the job Queenslanders count on me to be doing.’
Ms Palaszczuk additionally responded to recommendation from Labor stalwart Peter Beattie, who urged her to begin a brand new agenda and show she nonetheless desires to be premier.
The premier claimed her authorities would ‘at all times have recent methods’ and was ‘completely dedicated to Queensland and creating jobs’.
‘Once we hand the price range down on Tuesday, watch this area – it is all about well being and households and Queensland,’ she stated.
The interview then abruptly ended when Ms Palaszczuk walked off in response to questions over whether or not lobbyists had an excessive amount of affect on her authorities.
Labor insiders declare Ms Palaszczuk has ‘checked out’ of her function and confirmed extra curiosity in attending social occasions than working Queensland (pictured, Dr Reza Adib, Baz Luhrmann and Annastacia Palaszczuk on the Elvis premiere)
(Left to proper) Catherine Martin, Baz Luhrmann, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Austin Butler, Reza Adib (associate of Premier Palaszczuk), Chaydon Jay, Olivia DeJonge and Tom Hanks on the Elvis premier on the Gold Coast
Earlier on Sunday, Mr Beattie, who was state premier between 1998 and 2007, warned voters would activate Ms Palaszczuk in the event that they believed her authorities had turn into ‘stale’.
‘You have to hold renewing your imaginative and prescient, as a result of should you do not, you get stale and other people see you are stale and they’re going to need another person to have a go,’ he advised the Courier Mail.
‘If you happen to’ve been there some time it will get more durable as a result of folks need to see effectively what are you gonna do.’
Labor insiders claimed Ms Palaszczuk has ‘checked out’ of her function and confirmed extra curiosity in attending social occasions than working Queensland.
Ms Palaszczuk and her boyfriend attended the premiere of Baz Luhrmann’s new movie Elvis on June 4.
The Queensland premier was additionally noticed letting her hair down on the Strabroke Handicap race day at Eagle Farm on June 11.
‘Each time they activate the information there’s one other story about some atrocity within the well being system,’ an insider advised The Australian.
‘And there she is: out and about once more with the physician. It isn’t a great look.’
The premier (pictured, third from proper) was noticed letting her hair down on the Strabroke Handicap race day at Eagle Farm on June 11 along with her boyfriend Dr Reza Adib (pictured, second from proper)
Mr Beattie prompt the premier capitalised on the upcoming 2032 Olympics to introduce an innovation technique.
He stated the roles within the power, mining, biotechnology, defence, area, and agriculture industries.
‘You have to have a imaginative and prescient and you have to display it. And the reply to that is you have to exit and share it with folks and take them with you,’ he stated.
Ms Palaszczuk may turn into the longest-serving Labor premier in Queensland since World Conflict II if she leads her get together to victory on the subsequent election in 2024.
She would beat the earlier nine-year document set by Mr Beattie.
Labor insiders declare Ms Palaszczuk has given an excessive amount of energy to union boss Gary Bullock and will not make any choices with out first consulting him.
Annastacia Palaszczuk and her boyfriend pictured on the Magic Tens of millions Race Day at Gold Coast Turf Membership on January 15