Queensland Tourism Minister Kate Jones to retire from politics

One of the Queensland Government’s most high profile ministers, Kate Jones, is expected to announce her retirement from politics.

The Tourism and State Development Minister is set to reveal her decision to quit political life on the last sitting day of Parliament before the October 31 state election.

Ms Jones is considered one of the Government’s strongest performers, regularly relied upon for her negotiation skills.

She will become the third Minister in less than a week to reveal an intention not to recontest in the October poll.

More to come.