Steven Miles’ new-look cabinet has been sworn in at Queensland’s Government House today and among the new minister’s is an Australian with Greek heritage – Charis Mullen (née Naoumis)
Ms Mullen has been appointed the Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Child Safety, Seniors, and Disability Services.
In a post on Facebook, Ms Mullen said she is looking forward to working closely with the new Premier “on issues that matter to our community.”
“I’m deeply honoured to be included as a Minister in the Miles Government and will work very hard for the people of Queensland,” she wrote.
Ms Mullen entered parliament as a member of Jordan in 2017, located 40 kilometres west of Brisbane. Her previous role was the Assistant Minister for Treasury.
Her father, Leonidas Naoumis is a well-known man in the Brisbane community, who is heavily involved in its Greek community and AHEPA.
Ms Mullen was one in five new ministers who were ushered in on Monday morning in what is considered the state government’s biggest shake-up in nine years.
The reshuffle comes after a tearful Annastacia Palaszczuk stood down after almost nine years in the top job as Queensland Premier.