Queensland’s chief health officer Jeannette Young has been rewarded for her handling of the Covid-19 crisis by being revealed as the state’s next governor-general.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the decision to promote the public servant was a “no-brainer”, declaring Dr Young had been a “rock for Queensland through this pandemic”.
Dr Young described the appointment as a “huge honour” and was focused on completing the vaccine rollout in the Sunshine State before taking over as governor-general on November 1.
The current Governor-General, Paul de Jersey, will continue in the position until then to allow Dr Young to complete various milestones related to the pandemic.
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