Queensland's new Arts and IT Minister Ian Walker has been sworn in at a ceremony at Government House in Brisbane.

Mr Walker, a first-term MP, replaces Ros Bates, who quit Cabinet last week following a string of controversies including nepotism allegations.

Ms Bates cited health reasons for her decision.

Late last year, Dr Bruce Flegg was replaced as housing minister after discrepancies with his lobbyist register and diary.

Meanwhile, David Gibson was stood down as police minister, just weeks after the Liberal National Party's election victory in March last year.

This morning, Queensland Governor Penny Wensley also congratulated new Assistant Ministers Rob Molhoek and Tarnya Smith on their appointments.

Premier Campbell Newman says Mr Walker will do a "sensational" job.

"He will, I believe, fulfil the very highest expectations of this office," he said.

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