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Byrne not election trigger: Palaszczuk

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October 07, 2017

Queensland Agriculture Minister Bill Byrne has resigned from cabinet and won't recontest his seat.

Queensland MP Bill Byrne has resigned from cabinet and will not recontest the seat of Rockhampton at the next state election.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk confirmed the news on Saturday morning and said Mr Byrne was battling a serious medical condition.

"Bill has been advised that his condition is life-threatening, and he will undertake more tests in Brisbane next week," she said in a statement.

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