Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has been praised for keeping people safe and standing up to powerful interests in the job that was her "destiny".
Ms Palasczuk has won a historic third term in government, becoming the first Australian woman political leader to secure three successive victories.
She was welcomed by about 50 thrilled local Labor party members at her suburban Brisbane function at Inala's Blue Fin Fishing Club on Saturday night.
"I give my commitment to the people of this state that my team will roll up our sleeves and we will get back to work as quickly as possible for you," the smiling premier said to cheers.
"This year has been tough because of COVID.
"Many people have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. I know that during this election, there are many people out there in Queensland who have voted Labor for the very first time.
"I thank you from the bottom of my heart and I will return that respect every single day."
Father Henry said Ms Palaszczuk had been rewarded for keeping people safe from COVID-19.
The former Queensland primary industries minister says his daughter showed great leadership during a "horrendous year".
"What people wanted was to be isolated, and they know if you're if they're isolated that they'll be protected," Mr Palaszczuk told reporters.
The premier was joined by her dad, her mum Lorelle and her sisters and nieces for her victory speech.
Federal Labor MP Wayne Swan enjoyed a beer as the premier's election song, Tom Petty's I Won't Back Down, pumped through speakers.
He said Ms Palaszczuk overcame a campaign led by powerful enemies including Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
Mr Swan said Mr Morrison should be worried with Labor being competitive in Queensland again after their federal election drubbing in 2019.
"Well he's just got two fingers from the Queensland electorate," he told AAP.
Mr Swan also lashed out at businessman Clive Palmer's anti-Labor death tax ads.
He accused Mr Palmer and the LNP of undermining democracy and said Australia needs new laws to stop disinformation.
"Setting up a fake political party to attract public funding and then working in concert with the LNP on a massive disinformation campaign is profoundly anti-democratic and a threat to our democracy," he said.
"And we need new laws to knock it out."
Mr Palaszczuk said his daughter never deserved the nickname "the accidental premier" after her shock win in the 2015 election.
His daughter was school prefect at the age of seven, she led debating teams in high school and she was very active in campus politics, he noted.
The premier easily won her seat of Inala, which she's held since 2006, for the sixth time.
"It was just her destiny," Mr Palaszczuk said.
Fellow federal Labor MP Milton Dick, who has been friends with Ms Palaszczuk for 30 years, said Queenslanders had made the right choice.
"It's pretty clear the quiet Queenslanders have made their choice and have endorsed my friend Anastasia Palaszczuk for her commitment and determination to keep Queensland safe," he said.