The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training was established following a Machinery of Government change in December 2017 which saw the new department created with the responsibilities for employment (from Queensland Treasury), small business (from the Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games) and training (from the Department of Education and Training).
The creation of the new department recognises the important relationship between employment outcomes, strong small businesses and a skilled workforce to the wellbeing of Queenslanders and their communities.
Shannon Fentiman MP
Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development
Shannon is committed to the creation and protection of quality jobs in Queensland and is a passionate advocate for quality education and training opportunities for all members of the community. Delivering the government's commitment to creating jobs for Queenslanders and supporting local businesses to reach their full potential are Shannon's main priorities as Minister.
Director-General Department of Employment, Small Business and Training
Mary-Anne is leading the establishment of the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training. Mary-Anne brings extensive experience leading teams in policy development and advice, particularly in relation to economic and fiscal issues.