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Queensland Minister for National Parks Recreation Sport and Racing Steve Dickson

Statement – Minister Steve Dickson

Victor P Taffa

Minister for National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing Steve Dickson will take leave from ministerial duties from tomorrow, 28 February 2013.

Following an urgent recommendation from his medical practitioner, Minister Dickson will undergo a lumbar discectomy on his lower back vertebrae to remove part of a disc which is putting pressure on a spinal nerve.

Mr. Dickson is expected to be on medical leave for approximately four weeks.

Minister for Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services Tracy Davis will serve as Acting Minister for the NPRSR portfolio.

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