Queensland's new parliament has had a fiery start to proceedings ahead of its official opening, with moves by the opposition to block former treasurer Curtis Pitt as Labor's nominee for Speaker.
The LNP had previously unsuccessfully called for him to be referred to the ethics committee over claims he misled the house.
Mr Pitt was eventually elected Speaker 53 votes to 40, but only after Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington had described him as a "humiliated man".
"Becoming Speaker should not be a consolation prize for a failed treasurer," Ms Frecklington told parliament.
Mr Pitt was dumped as treasurer and replaced by Deputy Premier Jackie Trad after the November election.
However, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk defended Mr Pitt, saying he was a man of "integrity and honesty".
"I know Curtis will bring his well-known diligence, fairness, and attention to detail to the role of Speaker," Ms Palaszczuk told the house.
For his part, Mr Pitt promised to have an "open door" as Speaker and encouraged vigorous but respectful debate over the next term.
All 93 MPs were also sworn in on Tuesday, with the official opening ceremony of parliament to be held on Wednesday.
Involving much more pomp and ceremony, proceedings will include a parade featuring soldiers and police, as well as a 19-gun salute from the Kangaroo Point cliffs.
Parliament then gets down to business for what will likely be a busy day on Thursday, with 16 bills due to be introduced.