Queensland's 54th Parliament opens

GOVERNOR Penelope Wensley has welcomed a fleet of Queensland politicians to the first week of Parliament since the March 24 election.

After a recitation of the Lord's prayer by new speaker and member for Maroochydore Fiona Simpson, Ms Wensley began reading an encyclopaedia of LNP promises scripted by the new government.

The speech included everything from the LNP boosting of Queensland's "four-pillar economy", addressing the skills shortage, harsher penalties for hoons and the cutting of red tape to ease the "cost of living" for what Governor Wensley described as struggling Queenslanders.

Through the governor, the LNP pledged to introduce laws to prohibiting any person from lying to Parliament and implement each recommendation from Queensland's Flood Inquiry report.

At the conclusion, the Governor gave each of the serving politicians a standard to uphold.

"Honourable members, I trust that you will make every effort to represent the people of Queensland well and commit to the highest standards of behaviour," Ms Wensley concluded.

"I wish you well in your endeavours."

MPs entered the House only momentarily as Premier Campbell Newman moved Parliament be adjourned until 9.30am on Thursday.


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