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Qld premier hosts a 'world' record lunch

AAP logoAAP 3/11/2016 Darren Cartwright

It's been a tough few days for Annastacia Palaszczuk's government but the Queensland premier finished the week on a high by hosting a record gathering of centenarians.

Forty-five senior citizens aged 100 and more lunched with Ms Palaszczuk at the parliamentary annexe on Friday - an unofficial record for the most number of centenarians in one room.

The function was light relief for the premier who has has endured the challenges of Agriculture Minister Leanne Donaldson resigning and Transport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe defending calls for his resignation.

Her guests not only listened intently and appreciated her company, they also broke a Guinness World Record.

Only six failed to produce or maybe find their birth certificates, according to one organiser but that won't prevent Queensland owning the record.

The previous mark was set in May 2013 at a New Jersey, USA nursing home where 31 centenarians assembled.

Madge Nichols, the youngest at 100, like the rest of the centenarians, had no time for politics on Friday.

She told Ms Palaszczuk about her 70 years in Gympie and how much she enjoyed being her guest.

"She's the first premier I met. It was a privilege. She was very nice," Ms Nichols told AAP.

Ms Palaszczuk told her audience they may have seen a few premiers come and go but she would be around "for a few more years to come".

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