Slow move into new role

THE 2012 Queensland State Election might be over and the seat of Rockhampton won by Labor Party's Bill Byrne, but it could be weeks before any official action occurs.

Mr Byrne, who was busy cleaning up yesterday, said he and the "last standing ALP members" won't meet up until the unresolved seats are settled.

He said he did attend the Local Disaster Management Group meeting in the morning to ensure he understood the flooding issue.

As for the state-wide issues, Mr Byrne said he'd heard the ALP's assistant state secretary and a former Anna Bligh staffer, Jackie Trad, wants to run as the ALP candidate for the by-election in the South Brisbane seat, sparked by Ms Bligh's resignation on Sunday.

As for the leadership issue, Mr Byrne is one of six or seven possibilities after the LNP landslide victory.

He said whether he was actually a contender was not for his consideration.

"I don't know where the front door of parliament is," Mr Byrne said.

"I do know where the side door is."

After the leadership issue is the shadow portfolios.

Mr Byrne said decisions on shadow portfolios would probably be made by caucus, after the LNP Government had finished restructuring government (departments and ministerial portfolios).

He said some ALP MPs had certain talents he hoped would be matched with shadow portfolios.



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