Palaszczuk pulls out of China trip
JACKIE Trad will fly to China on Saturday night in Annastacia Palaszczuk's place with the Premier pulling the pin on the trip to deal with Queensland's bushfires.
A spokesman for Ms Palaszczuk confirmed she would no longer take part in the bipartisan parliamentary delegation travelling to Shanghai to mark the 30th anniversary of the sister-state agreement with China's largest city.
Ms Palaszczuk is expected to formally announce her decision to pull out of the trip today.
The spokesman said Ms Palaszczuk informed the Chinese consulate about her decision to stay behind to oversee the bushfire recovery.
It is understood she intends to travel to the country later this year instead.
It comes as both the Premier and Ms Trad yesterday suffered through yet another Question Time dominated by the saga over Ms Trad's Woolloongabba investment property.
The Deputy Premier and Treasurer yesterday chalked up her late knowledge of her husband's purchase of the property within the Cross River Rail corridor to being a busy working mother as she answered a question from Deputy LNP Leader Tim Mander over whether she stood by her statement that the first time her husband informed her of the property purchase was via a text message two days after he had signed the contract of sale.
"I made my remarks truthfully and honestly. I stand by them. I stand by them because, as many women in this House would know, having a career and raising a family makes for a very busy life," Ms Trad told the House.
The LNP also quizzed Ms Trad on when the house would be put up for sale.
The Deputy Premier had promised to sell the house at cost.
Ms Trad would not name a time frame yesterday.
"I made a commitment that the property would be sold and it will be sold."