Science, Innovation and Information Technology Minister Ros Bates.
Science, Innovation and Information Technology Minister Ros Bates. Greg Miller

Ros Bates suffers back injuries after fall

QUEENSLAND LNP minister Ros Bates is in a serious condition at a Brisbane hospital after falling and injuring her back on Sunday.

Ms Bates is expected to remain in hospital for at least a week and will continue on medical leave for the fortnight after.

Her Science, Information Technology, Innovation and The Arts portfolio will be temporarily taken over by Education Minister John Paul Langbroek.