Qld parliament to honour Mackenroth

Queensland Parliament will pause on Friday to remember former veteran Labor minister Terry Mackenroth.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will move a condolence motion, with MPs from both sides of the house to pay their respects to the stalwart politician who was well-liked by colleagues of all political backgrounds.

The man known affectionately as "The Fox" was farewelled in a state funeral in Brisbane last month attended by a range of political and public luminaries including former premier Peter Beattie and rugby league coaching great Wayne Bennett.

Ms Palaszczuk fought off tears while farewelling him at the service, describing him as a legend.

"He has left Queensland in a better place," she said.

The 68-year-old had a strong mentoring role in the state Labor party following their 2012 election wipeout at the hands of Campbell Newman's Liberal National Party, with Ms Palaszczuk going on to lead the party back to government after just one term.

He served in state parliament for 28 years, including as a Labor minister in eight portfolios.

Mr Mackenroth later held various roles including with the recovery taskforce set up after Cyclone Larry in 2006, and as chair of the Queensland floods appeal in 2013.

He died last month, two weeks after doctors treating him for pneumonia found a tumour in his lung.