Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has announced plans to answer questions from the public about the state of Queensland, including the State Government’s Flying Start initiative, during People’s Question Time on Friday 12th August.


The event is the eighth in a series of People’s Question Time sessions which give Queenslanders a chance to submit questions online to the Premier and other panellists and watch them answered during a live Q&A panel discussion broadcast over the internet.


Premier Bligh said People’s Question Time, which began in 2010 as a result of the Government’s Integrity and Accountability reforms, voiced her confidence that the QA session will contribute to the accessibility of the Government.


The Premier will be joined on the panel by the Honourable Cameron Dick MP, Minister for Education and Industrial Relations; Professor Paul Mazerolle, Pro Vice Chancellor (Arts, Education and Law) and Director of the Violence Research and Prevention Program at Griffith University; Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, founding member of the National Centre Against Bullying and one of Australia’s most respected psychologists on the issue of bullying; and Mr Wade Haynes, Executive Principal at Brisbane State High School.


To be part of the education People’s Question Time, people can visit www.qld.gov.au/questiontime to:


  1. submit questions to the panel
  2. register to join the studio audience at the State Library of Queensland in Brisbane
  3. watch the live webcast on 12 August from 12 noon to 1pm.


For more information about People’s Question Time on Friday 12 August 2011 go to www.qld.gov.au/questiontime.