Premier sees highlights of Ipswich

UPDATE: ROSEWOOD State School was the first stop on Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk's whirlwind tour of Ipswich this morning.

Ms Palaszczuk is spending the day seeing the best sights in the regional town with Ipswich West MP Jim Madden.

Rosewood Prep students were the first to speak with the Premier.

The students showed off their reading skills before the Premier was shown through the 280-student school.

She and Mr Madden then presented the Year 6 class with their graduation certificates before taking some questions.

When asked if she possessed any hidden talents, Ms Palaszczuk revealed her athletics and ballet background but admitted singing was not her forte.

The Premier then toured the main street of Rosewood, describing it as a "beautiful country town" while speaking to locals, some of whom offered their own advice on how to better run the state.

Many Rosewood locals also stopped for photographs.

Following a flat white and slice of cheesecake at the Rosewood Bakery, the Premier was back on the road.

Tivoli Drive-In was her next stop. It is a feather in Ipswich's cap according to the Premier and one she's ready to tell everyone about.

She was impressed with the popular facility, which she toured this morning with the guidance of Pastor Fred Muys.

After putting 180 people into work through the State Government's Skilling Queenslanders for Work program, the well-loved pastor was quick to remind the Premier that they had applied for more funding to expand the scope of the program at the drive-in.

Ms Palaszczuk didn't know about the drive-in before today and said she was determined to push for further funding after her visit.

The Premier left the popular drive-in just before lunchtime, leaving Ipswich and heading to Inala before attending the Queensland Australian of the Year awards ceremony this evening.

EARLIER 8.30am:

QUEENSLAND Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is on a whirlwind tour of Ipswich today, starting with a visit to Rosewood State School.

Ms Palaszczuk, accompanied by Ipswich West MP Jim Madden, presented award certificates to students at Rosewood this morning, examining some of the upgrades to the school and meeting pupils.

The QT understands the Premier will then press the flesh in the streets of the town before moving on to other points of interest in Ipswich.

Topics:  Annastacia Palaszczuk ipswich premier

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