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    The Hon B Byrne | 10:08am

    Record drought spreads further in the north

    Seven more council areas have been added to Queensland’s list of drought declarations, taking the total area of the state in drought to a new record of 86.11 per cent.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 4:17pm

    Government and industry join forces to tackle North West issues

    Government and industry are teaming up to tackle the impact of the current commodity price slump on North West Queensland communities.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Yesterday 3:27pm

    New advisory council brings together child protection leaders

    A new advisory body has been set up to provide advice and views on the best way to protect and care for Queensland’s children and young people and improve the state’s child protection and family support system.

    The Hon A Lynham | Yesterday 3:13pm

    Investment ‘hound’ seeks out mining funds

    Queensland is to get its first Resources Investment Commissioner to match-make international investors and finance-hungry miners and explorers.

    The Hon C Pitt | Yesterday 3:00pm

    North Lakes’ new $140 million development to get underway

    Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt today announced a new $140 million development will get underway at North Lakes at the start of next year.

    The Hon B Byrne | Yesterday 1:11pm

    LNP should listen to Turnbull and the Harper Competition Review

    Queensland Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Bill Byrne noted the release of the Turnbull-Truss Government’s response to the Harper Competition Review, particularly concerning the regulatory barriers in primary production.

    The Hon C Pitt | Yesterday 12:06pm

    Palaszczuk’s male ministers signed up as White Ribbon Day advocates

    The Palaszczuk Government’s six male ministers have become White Ribbon Day advocates and today released an online video encouraging all Queenslanders to do the same.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 10:34am

    Qld Government champions workplace cultural change on White Ribbon Day

    Queensland public sector employees experiencing domestic and family violence will now receive greater support within their workplace, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced today.

    The Hon S Miles | Yesterday 10:30am

    Experts develop plan for hotter Brisbane

    In a Queensland first, more than 100 stakeholders converged on Brisbane today (November 25) to take part in the largest collaborative workshop on adapting our community to the impacts of global warming.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 9:56am

    Ipswich hosts forum to forge more collaborations

    Stakeholders from Ipswich’s business, startup and research communities will come together today (25 November) to hear about collaborative opportunities and funding available under the Palaszczuk Government’s $180 million Advance Queensland initiative.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Tuesday 7:30pm

    State Government commits $400,000 to protect elusive Night Parrot

    The Queensland Government has committed $400,000 to protect the endangered Night Parrot after a team of scientists recently ‘rediscovered’ the species in remote western Queensland.

    The Hon J Miller | Tuesday 12:18pm

    If it’s flooded, forget it campaign revamped for storm season

    The Palaszczuk Government has launched a revamped community safety campaign designed to stop Queenslanders risking their lives by driving through floodwaters.

    The Hon B Byrne | Tuesday 12:08pm

    Minister welcomes new commercially agreed cane agreement

    Queensland Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries, Bill Byrne MP, welcomed the news of cane growers and sugar mills striking an interim 2017 agreement.

    The Hon S Miles | Tuesday 11:30am

    Sponsorship provides turtle boat for Indigenous Land and Sea Rangers

    A $130,000 sponsorship by mining company Glencore has provided a 6.2-metre vessel to assist Queensland Indigenous Land and Sea Rangers to improve important turtle research off the north Queensland coast.

    The Hon C Pitt | Tuesday 11:27am

    Palaszczuk Government’s payroll tax rebate a hit with employers

    The Palaszczuk Government’s payroll tax rebate initiative for apprentices and trainees is proving to be popular with business, with 1,748 Queensland employers already using the budget initiative.

    The Hon L Enoch | Tuesday 10:30am

    Time running out for pool owners

    Australia’s favourite water safety advocate Laurie Lawrence has joined forces with the Palaszczuk Government to remind Queenslanders of the looming compliance deadline for pool safety laws.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Monday 11:16am

    Local disability staff appointed for NDIS early launch

    The launch of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in North Queensland has moved a step closer with the temporary appointment of 10 local area coordinators today.

    The Hon C Pitt | Monday 10:30am

    International Asbestos Conference emphasis individual vigilance

    Homeowners thinking about pre-Christmas home renovations are being warned to arm themselves with information about the risks of inadvertently disturbing asbestos as part of a push to raise community awareness this November.

    The Hon C Pitt | Sunday 4:03pm

    Labor and Liberal join forces to fight for Queensland

    Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt and Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch have united in a bipartisan fight to see ‘The Cairns Solution’ secure the lucrative Australian Defence Department’s Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement tender.

    The Hon M Bailey | Sunday 1:31pm

    Emergency vehicles get priority at traffic lights across the state

    Emergency services vehicles will reach Queenslanders faster with the state wide roll out of congestion-busting technology, giving priority to fire trucks and ambulances in emergencies.

    The Hon J Miller | Saturday 1:29pm

    Minister praises response to grass fire on Gold Coast

    Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services Jo-Ann Miller this afternoon thanked everyone who responded to the grass fire which threatened Sea World and other properties on the Gold Coast.

    The Hon A Lynham | Saturday 11:59am

    New truck wash ramps up saleyards

    Roma’s $3 million truck wash is a down-payment on the future of the state’s multi-million dollar agricultural industry, according to the State Development Minister Anthony Lynham.

    The Hon L Enoch | Saturday 10:15am

    Queenslanders urged to have their say on coding and robotics education

    Parents and educators are being encouraged to have their say on the future of coding and robotics education in Queensland schools.

    The Hon S Miles | Saturday 6:32am

    More whale watching opportunities for Moreton Bay

    The Queensland Government has renewed its commitment to the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) for a whale-watching authority around North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) as part of the economic transition strategy for the island after sand mining is phased ...

    The Hon S Miles | Friday 6:30pm

    QPWS sponsorship for Moreton Bay dive site volunteer research

    The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service is providing $5000 sponsorship to UniDive (the University of Queensland Underwater Club), to help trained volunteer divers conduct studies of the marine flora and fauna at Moreton Bay Marine Park dive sites.

    The Hon S Miles | Friday 6:00pm

    "Sticky Beak' released

    Sticky Beak, the young cassowary that recovered at the Garners Beach Cassowary Rehabilitation Centre from an operation to repair its beak, has been released back into the wild.

    The Hon M Bailey | Friday 5:18pm

    Year 12 school leavers: Hold on to your school ID

    Queensland students finishing year 12 today who plan to continue their studies in 2016 will still be able to travel on concession fares up until the start of the tertiary year.

    The Hon M Bailey | Friday 3:29pm

    Bells Creek Arterial Road paves way for growth

    Construction has started on Bells Creek Arterial Road, a vital link between the southern end of the Sunshine Coast and the Bruce Highway, paving the way for future growth.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Friday 3:28pm

    Queenslanders shine at Australian Training Awards

    Queensland’s strong vocational education and training sector shone in Hobart last night, with four national winners from Queensland announced at the prestigious Australian Training Awards.

    The Hon K Jones | Friday 2:22pm

    Minister farewells class of 2015

    Education Minister Kate Jones today farewelled graduating Year 12 students and wished them all the best for their lifelong learning journey.