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    The Hon M Bailey | 11:45am

    Stay at home, no need to renew senior driver medical certificates

    Senior Queenslanders are again being urged to stay at home with the Queensland Government changing its medical certificate requirements for drivers 75 and over.

    The Hon M Bailey | 11:15am

    Truck stop issues put to rest to help COVID-19 response

    Service stations with dedicated truck rest stops have been granted a special exemption to stay open to support drivers carrying essential freight.

    The Hon M Bailey | 10:45am

    Stay safe, stay home this Easter

    Queenslanders are being urged to stay off the roads and stay home this Easter long weekend to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 6:00am

    Easter supplies bound for Queensland rural and remote communities

    An express Easter delivery of essential goods and depleted grocery items will arrive in outlying areas of the state today, including Indigenous communities across Cape York and Torres Strait.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said her government was ensuring Queensland communities con ...

    The Hon S Miles | Yesterday 5:06pm

    Darling Downs Health Heroes combatting the COVID-19 crisis

    Darling Downs doctors, nurses, paramedics and health professionals are expected to receive up to $130 million in extra funding to ramp up their COVID-19 preparations thanks to the Palaszczuk Government.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 5:03pm

    Queensland COVID-19 – Thursday, April 9

    Queensland will be further protected – physically and financially - from coronavirus, with new travel rules for residents returning from interstate, and rental security for tenants and owners.

    The Hon J Trad | Yesterday 1:20pm

    Palaszczuk Government moves to protect retail and commercial tenants

    Commercial and retail tenants will be protected from evictions under a series of measures to protect businesses and jobs unveiled by the Palaszczuk Government.

    The Hon J Trad | Yesterday 1:15pm

    Special COVID-19 Protections for residential tenants and owners

    The Palaszczuk Government has unveiled a package of measures to implement the freeze on evictions.

    The Hon S Miles | Yesterday 12:32pm

    Palaszczuk Government rapidly expands healthcare in Gladstone

    The Palaszczuk Government will purchase the Gladstone Mater Hospital in a bid to further expand public health services to the Central Queensland region.

    The Hon C Dick | Yesterday 7:30am

    Construction contract awarded for Roma health student accommodation

    Roma’s new $5.95 million health student accommodation precinct continues moving ahead with Woollam Constructions awarded the building contract.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 7:20am

    More areas in national parks are closed, so stay at home this Easter

    The Palaszczuk Government today announced the closure of further areas in National Parks including popular swimming holes, summit trails and carparks to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep communities safe this Easter.

    The Hon C Dick | Yesterday 7:00am

    Two new roads to connect almost 9000 new homes in Ripley Valley

    Around 8900 new homes can be built in Ripley Valley with the Palaszczuk Government investing $20 million through its Catalyst Infrastructure Program to extend vital local road networks.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Wednesday 5:28pm

    Queensland COVID-19 – Wednesday, April 8

    Tens of thousands of Queenslanders had been at risk of dying from coronavirus without the vital health measures that have been put in place, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.

    The Hon S Miles | Wednesday 4:11pm

    Central Queensland Health Heroes battling COVID-19

    Central Queensland doctors, nurses, paramedics and health professionals are expected to receive up to $96 million in extra funding to ramp up their COVID-19 preparations thanks to the Palaszczuk Government.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Wednesday 4:05pm

    COVID-19 survival tips help thousands of Queensland small businesses

    Queensland small businesses are being reminded that state government help is available, Employment and Small Business Minister Shannon Fentiman said today.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Wednesday 12:57pm

    $5.5m to boost domestic violence services during COVID-19 pandemic

    The Palaszczuk Government is taking urgent action to support domestic and family violence victims with the immediate injection of almost $5.5 million to help manage an anticipated increase in demand for services arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Wednesday 12:16pm

    Travel to Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island), Moorgumpin (Moreton Island) and K’gari (Fraser Island) restricted

    People are now banned from travelling to Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island), Moorgumpin (Moreton Island) and K’gari (Fraser Island) unless they live there, or work there, or are travelling for other permitted purposes.

    The Hon C Dick | Wednesday 10:00am

    Have your say on the Oxley Priority Development Area master plan

    With the development application lodged for the Oxley Priority Development Area (PDA), the master plan and stage one residential works are now open for public review and comment.

    The Hon M Furner | Tuesday 6:04pm

    Biosecurity warning as African swine fever creeps closer

    Biosecurity Queensland is accelerating critical preparedness activities following the detection of African swine fever in the Southern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Tuesday 5:41pm

    Queensland COVID-19 – Tuesday, April 7

    Social distancing and community discipline should continue over the Easter break to keep downward pressure on new coronavirus cases, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Tuesday 4:24pm

    Grooming product company The Bearded Chap boosts state sanitiser supplies

    Queensland manufacturers are reinventing business practices to boost supplies of sanitiser needed by the medical sector and community workers for protection against COVID-19.

    The Hon L Enoch | Tuesday 12:34pm

    A statement from the Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef

    The death of a QPWS Ranger following a shark attack near North West Island last night is devastating for the family, friends and colleagues of this young man.

    The Hon C Dick | Tuesday 12:28pm

    PPE supply chain boosted by industry and community

    Queensland Health has a 3000+ supply of face-shields, thanks to the ingenuity, agility and generosity of both industry and community stakeholders.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Tuesday 10:27am

    EOI open for local companies to build new Kallangur Community Centre

    Kallangur is another step closer to getting a new neighbourhood centre, with the Expressions of Interest (EOI) now open for the construction of the centre.

    The Hon S Miles | Tuesday 9:29am

    Testing more people for COVID-19 to fight community spread

    The Queensland Government is expanding testing for COVID-19 to include people with symptoms that cannot be explained in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Cairns.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Tuesday 7:30am

    COVID-19 support for Queenslanders with disability

    Queenslanders with disability are being supported through the COVID-19 outbreak, with the Queensland Government and partner organisations working together to ensure vital services remain available and key information is accessible.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Monday 5:48pm

    Queensland COVID-19 – Monday, April 6

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said a welcome downward trend in new coronavirus cases was continuing, while testing for community transmissions will be expanded.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Monday 5:01pm

    $17.5 million plan to protect families of health heroes

    Thousands of Queensland’s frontline health workers could be provided free accommodation if they want to self-isolate.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Monday 5:00pm

    $50 million in tax relief for Queensland pubs and clubs

    The Palaszczuk Government has announced extra tax relief worth $50 million for Queensland pubs and clubs grappling with the effects of coronavirus.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Sunday 6:28pm

    Queensland COVID-19 Update – Sunday, April 5

    Today’s relatively low rate of increase in coronavirus cases is welcome news but also reinforces the need to maintain social distancing to contain the spread.