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    The Hon M Ryan | Yesterday 8:54am

    Extra mine inspectors hit the beat across Qld regions

    New mines inspectors will hit the beat at several regional centres across the state to help protect mine workers.

    The Hon L Enoch | Friday 4:47pm

    Queenslanders reminded to have their say on koala conservation strategy

    Queenslanders can still have their say on the Palaszczuk Government’s draft South East Queensland Koala Conservation Strategy 2019-24, which is open for public consultation until 31 January 2020.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Friday 10:50am

    Bitumen bandit, dodgy dog breeder among those caught in $8 million Fair Trade dragnet

    A bitumen bandit and a dodgy dog breeder caught ripping off consumers are among those snared in an Office of Fair Trading (OFT) dragnet.

    The Hon K Jones | Friday 10:37am

    State Government to launch new Whitsundays tourism campaign

    The Palaszczuk Government has announced stage two of the ‘Wonders of the Whitsundays tourism campaign’ will be launched in 2020 following the overwhelming success of the first stage of the initiative.

    The Hon K Jones | Friday 10:09am

    Queensland takes a bigger slice of the American pie

    Queensland’s tourism industry experienced record growth in the year ending September 2019, with the latest figures from Tourism Research Australia showing more than 28 million visitors spent $25 billion in the Sunshine State.

    The Hon S Miles | Thursday 9:32pm

    Queensland patients are served fresh Queensland Milk

    Metro North Hospital and Health service are overwhelmingly ordering and serving patients, visitors and staff with fresh milk, Acting Minister for Health Leeanne Enoch said of a recent contract to supply dairy products across all Metro North facilities, including Queensland’s bigg ...

    The Hon M Ryan | Thursday 5:02pm

    QCS officers recognised for service

    The Story and Victoria bridges will light up in blue and silver on Friday to celebrate National Corrections Day.

    The Hon L Enoch | Thursday 5:01pm

    Increased fines keep K’Gari visitors dingo safe

    As part of the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to boost visitor and residents’ safety on K’gari (Fraser Island), two hefty fines have been issued under the recently increased penalties legislated for interfering with dingoes.

    The Hon M Ryan | Thursday 3:58pm

    Apprentices to keep Queensland powering ahead

    The future of the electricity distribution industry in Queensland looks bright with 102 apprentices starting their careers with the state’s publicly-owned electricity companies in the first months of 2020.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Thursday 2:00pm

    Fire disaster areas a focus for community funding grants

    More than 700 Queensland community groups, including 12 Rural Fire Brigades and SES Units, will benefit from $14.9 million worth of grants as part of Round 102 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF).

    The Hon M de Brenni | Thursday 6:30am

    North Queenslanders get an exclusive first look at Stadium Open Day

    North Queenslanders will be treated to a sneak peek of the Queensland Country Bank Stadium at a special, once-only Open Day for the community on Saturday 22 February 2020.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Wednesday 11:53am

    $1.3 million Queens Park upgrade officially opened

    Thanks to $1.3 million from the Palaszczuk Government, taking the family to Queens Park is now even more enjoyable and safer with its lighting, pathways, landscaping and playground upgrades including an improved all-abilities play-space.

    The Hon K Jones | Wednesday 10:41am

    LA students learn from some of Queensland’s best entrepreneurs

    College students from Los Angeles will visit The Precinct today to learn how Queensland’s world leading innovation policies are creating the jobs of the future.

    The Hon G Grace | Wednesday 10:00am

    Have your say on the design of the new Exhibition train station

    The proposed upgrades to the underused Exhibition train station has taken the next step, as the Palaszczuk Government’s signature infrastructure project, Cross River Rail, ramps up.

    The Hon D Farmer | Wednesday 9:56am

    She’s a Great Queenslander – let’s tell everyone

    As the countdown for the 20th Queensland Greats Awards begins, Queenslanders are urged to nominate the many marvellous women who have played their part in shaping and developing the state.

    The Hon M Furner | Wednesday 6:26am

    Help zap electric ants in Kuranda

    Biosecurity Queensland is urging Kuranda residents to join an intensive surveillance blitz targeting electric ants.

    The Hon M Furner | Wednesday 6:10am

    Applications extended for job-creating Rural Economic Development Grant program

    The deadline for applications for the job-creating Rural Economic Development Grants program has been extended so bushfire and drought-ravaged applicants don’t miss out.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Wednesday 6:00am

    Tradie information session for Cairns Convention Centre works

    Local tradies keen to throw their hard hats into the ring for work on the Cairns Convention Centre expansion will be able to learn about work packages and how to apply, at an upcoming industry information session.

    The Hon M Ryan | Tuesday 1:30pm

    Energex steps up copper theft fight

    Energex has warned crooks responsible for copper theft from the power network they’ll now appear on video as the electricity distributor rolls out more covert CCTV cameras on its assets.

    The Hon L Enoch | Tuesday 11:10am

    New name, new artworks and new vision for Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns

    The Palaszczuk Government’s $5.9 million refurbishment for the Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns (CoCA) will see the cultural facility re-open with a new name and new vision.

    The Hon L Enoch | Monday 6:29pm

    Citizen Science funding to support reef health

    Scientists, organisations and community groups are encouraged to apply for grants of up to $30,000 under the second round of the Palaszczuk Government’s Citizen Science Grants program.

    The Hon L Enoch | Monday 6:00pm

    LNP fire plan ignores reality

    We’re well passed the time when politics are welcome in the discussion about bushfires, Acting Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Leeanne Enoch said.

    The Hon K Jones | Monday 2:34pm

    Empowering Indigenous entrepreneurs and businesses to succeed

    Innovative Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses looking to grow to the next level will soon have access to new opportunities and support through the Indigenous Innovation and Entrepreneurs Program (IIEP).Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development Kate Jo ...

    The Hon K Jones | Monday 2:33pm

    Palaszczuk Government announces South East Qld tourism strategy

    The Palaszczuk Government is working closely with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to develop an Indigenous tourism strategy for South East Queensland.

    The Hon K Jones | Monday 2:24pm

    New service launched to support Indigenous tourism businesses

    The Palaszczuk Government is establishing a dedicated Indigenous Tourism Development Service to support Indigenous tourism in the state.Tourism Minister Kate Jones said the new service would work with emerging and established Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander operators to sta ...

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Monday 2:19pm

    Works completed on critical SEQ transmission line

    A 47-year-old transmission line in Brisbane’s southside has a new lease on life after a major $3.8 million makeover.

    The Hon K Jones | Monday 11:43am

    New tourism fund backs Indigenous tourism experiences

    The Palaszczuk Government has launched a new $10 million Indigenous tourism fund to create economic opportunities and jobs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders.Tourism Minister Kate Jones said the Growing Indigenous Tourism in Queensland Fund was being delivere ...

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 12 Jan 3:06pm

    Help for Animal Fire Victims

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced grants for wildlife carers inundated with victims of bushfires and the drought.

    The Hon M de Brenni | 12 Jan 10:02am

    Australian Olympic Legend Natalie Cook to play lead role in Queensland’s sporting future

    Australian professional beach volleyball player and Olympic gold medallist Natalie Cook OAM will join the Queensland Academy of Sport as Executive Director of Elite Success and Partnerships.

    The Hon C Dick | 11 Jan 1:00pm

    New Carseldine sports precinct bowls over local community

    The covers have come off at a brand new $6.5 million sport and recreational precinct in Brisbane’s north, with the first cricket match being played at ‘The Green’ today.