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Queensland minister apologies for slur

Mark Furner is an ambassador for White Ribbon, an organisation working to end gendered violence. (Darren England/AAP PHOTOS) (AAP)

The Queensland premier says she's advised Labor government MPs to be "respectful" after a cabinet minister apologised for calling an opposition frontbencher "a dopey, stupid woman".

Agriculture Minister Mark Furner directed the comment toward LNP MP Ros Bates in parliament on Thursday.

He was removed from the house by the deputy speaker for his comment.

"The minister has unreservedly apologised to the house," the premier said on Thursday.

"And I have reminded all caucus members about being respectful in this chamber.

"It's a timely reminder for all members across all political parties and everybody in this chamber to bring more respect and decorum into this house."

Ms Bates is a survivor of domestic violence and Mr Furner is an ambassador for White Ribbon, an organisation working to eliminate gendered violence.

Opposition MP Amanda Camm asked whether Attorney-General and Minister for Women Shannon Fentiman approved of Mr Furner remaining an ambassador.

"The minister has unreservedly apologised. I think that's the end of the matter," Ms Fentiman said.

"But as the premier has said this is about respect and I think all of us can do better to make sure that as leaders in the community we are making sure that we are setting an example of respect.

"We are rolling out respectful relationships in all of our schools and it is incumbent on all of us to make sure that we are respectful to one another in this place."

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