Member for Indooroopilly
Scott Emerson was sworn in as the Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads on 2 April 2012.
Mr Emerson attended the University of Queensland where he studied Law, Economics and Journalism. He finished an Arts degree in 1985 (majors in Laws and Journalism) and an Economics degree in 1987.
Mr Emerson began his career as a cadet journalist with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) at its Toowong studios in Brisbane in 1988. In 1991 he moved to Sydney to work as a reporter on ABC Radio’s leading current affairs programs, AM, PM and The World Today. He returned to Brisbane in 1992 as the senior Queensland reporter for ABC Radio Current Affairs.
In 1994, he joined the national newspaper The Australian as its Queensland political reporter. In 1998 he was appointed the paper’s Queensland Bureau Chief and, in 2000, was National Chief of Staff for The Australian during the Sydney Olympics.
In 2001, he was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study political campaigning including undertaking research at Harvard and in Washington D.C.
In 2004, he left The Australian to become a director and equity partner in a Brisbane-based public and media relations firm.
Mr Emerson was elected to the Queensland Parliament at the 21 March 2009 state election, representing the seat of Indooroopilly for the Liberal National Party.
In April 2011, Mr Emerson was appointed to the senior position of Shadow Minister for Transport, Multicultural Affairs and Arts.
Mr Emerson is married to Robyn and the couple have a daughter and son.
Member for Chatsworth
Steve Minnikin is the Assistant Minister for Public Transport and was elected to State Parliament in March 2012.
Mr Minnikin studied Business at the University of Queensland, and Economics at Queensland University of Technology. He believes in getting the basics right, planning ahead and working hard to deliver results.
During the past decade, Mr Minnikin has been involved in the retail property industry having worked in a variety of managerial roles for Peninsula Development Group and as the State Retail Development Manager for Australand.
In his professional career Mr Minnikin has travelled extensively throughout Queensland with various property development projects.
Mr Minnikin is married to Roslyn and has two boys.