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    The Hon S Hinchliffe | 1:00pm

    St George is getting in to hot water.

    Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe has officially opened the Balonne Artesian Thermal Hot Springs (BATHS)  in the St George Pool complex, funded with $750,000 from the Works for Queensland Program.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 10:00am

    Palaszczuk Government announces landmark plan to protect koalas

    The Palaszczuk Government is moving to protect koalas in South East Queensland with new plans announced today to increase the protection of more than half a million hectares of land through a landmark new koala strategy.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | 8:08am

    The Texas Cup runneth over with 2,000 racing fans in town

    Thousands of horseracing fans descended on the border town of Texas this weekend for the running of the Texas Cup, one of Queensland’s oldest races.

    The Hon K Jones | 7:14am

    New flights take off after being secured by the State Government

    A new airline route secured by the Palaszczuk Government will take off from the Gold Coast today.

    The Hon M Furner | Friday 5:23pm

    First infringement notices issued for farm biosecurity breaches

    Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner has welcomed news that the Queensland Police Service has laid charges over the alleged theft of livestock from farms.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Friday 2:18pm

    Dam shame, LNP

    "The Opposition Leader should immediately retract her misleading statements about the fully independent Commission of Inquiry into Paradise dam.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Friday 1:46pm

    Construction of The Oasis Townsville on track to begin in early 2020

    Momentum is continuing to build for The Oasis Townsville (TOT) project, with registered tenderers for the early works tender meeting with government representatives on the Oonoonba site today (06 December).

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Friday 1:03pm

    Historic celebration for Maryborough as Downer marks 150 years

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has paid tribute to the staying power of Maryborough’s Downer over its 150 year rail history, with her government today signing an agreement that commits to a $300 million pipeline of local rail manufacturing over the next decade.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Friday 10:57am

    Support continues for Queenslanders in need this Christmas

    Queenslanders and families in need of extra help over the festive season will be able to access Emergency Relief support such as food vouchers and third-party payments, thanks to ongoing Palaszczuk Government funding.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Friday 8:44am

    Attorney-General appeals sentence of Rogelio Acosta Ruiz

    Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath has decided to appeal the sentence of Rogelio Acosta Ruiz on the basis it is manifestly inadequate.

    The Hon M Bailey | Friday 8:30am

    Dock and roll: dogs on ‘cats trial a shore thing

    A three-month trial allowing dogs on Brisbane ferries will officially begin on Monday, December 9.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Friday 8:00am

    Paradise Dam Commission of Inquiry underway

    An independent Commission of Inquiry is now underway into the facts and circumstances that contributed to the structural and stability issues at Paradise Dam near Bundaberg.

    The Hon L Enoch | Thursday 1:49pm

    Protecting Queensland’s environment the focus of roundtable meeting

    Conservation groups have come together today to highlight important environment matters facing Queensland, and how, through collaboration, we can ensure the right protections are in place.

    The Hon M Furner | Thursday 11:55am

    Drought takes toll, but agriculture remains key economic pillar

    Years of relentless drought are taking a toll on Queensland’s agriculture sector, with the 2019–20 total value for primary industry commodities forecast to be $17.8 billion, 5 per cent less than the April 2019 estimate, and 6 per cent less than the average for the past five years ...

    The Hon M Furner | Thursday 11:15am

    Queensland scientist awarded for being a mungbean champion

    A Queensland Government scientist has been made a Lifetime Member of the Australian Mungbean Association (AMA) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the mungbean industry, only the 12th time the AMA has awarded life membership in its 33-year history.

    The Hon M Furner | Thursday 11:13am

    Chickens keep cool, egged on by innovation

    Queensland scientists have found an egg-cellent way of keeping chickens cool on farms in the height of summer.

    The Hon C Crawford | Thursday 9:19am

    QFES celebrates spirit and dedication of volunteer workforce

    The contributions of more than 40,000 Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) volunteers is being celebrated today to mark International Volunteer Day.

    The Hon M Ryan | Thursday 9:13am

    Extra Police Resources for Townsville

    There will be a significant boost to community safety in Townsville over the holiday period with police acting proactively to target those responsible for illegal and anti-social behaviour.

    The Hon S Miles | Thursday 9:00am

    New QAS First Responder Group for Moore Park Beach

    Moore Park Beach residents experiencing an emergency are set to receive care even quicker with the formation of the Moore Park Beach First Responder Group.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Thursday 7:24am

    WANTED: Local tradies to work on Cairns Convention Centre upgrade

    Hundreds of local tradies will be needed for the Cairns Convention Centre expansion with the managing contractor now signed and early works soon to begin.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Thursday 7:00am

    Volunteers celebrated for creating an inclusive Queensland

    Queenslanders are being encouraged to celebrate the contributions of volunteers in making their communities more inclusive as part of International Volunteer Day today (5 December).

    The Hon S Fentiman | Wednesday 2:38pm

    Queensland leads nation in higher level VET funding

    Queensland is leading the nation in increased investment in higher level vocational education and training (VET) with almost $74 million invested to overcome skills shortages.

    The Hon M Ryan | Wednesday 2:00pm

    Police Commissioner joins Cairns Police for community get together

    Member for Cairns, Michael Healy, will join Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll, Police Minister Mark Ryan and Cairns police for a free community sausage sizzle at the Cairns City Police Beat, at 5.45pm this evening.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Wednesday 11:00am

    Power source strengthened for Maryborough munitions factory

    The Palaszczuk Government is investing $9 million to upgrade energy supply and connection for a soon-to-be-built shell forging plant in Maryborough, supporting industrial growth in the region.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Wednesday 10:17am

    Palaszczuk Government breaks ground on Gold Coast Youth Foyer

    The Palaszczuk Government has turned the sod on a new Youth Foyer for Gold Coasters at risk of homelessness.

    The Hon G Grace | Wednesday 10:15am

    Springfield Central State High welcomes $9.89 million hall

    Christmas has come early for the students at Springfield Central State High School with the opening of a new $9.89 million Sport and Community Hall.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Wednesday 10:11am

    Surf safety funding boost this summer

    The Palaszczuk Government has boosted funding for surf safety ahead of the busy summer school holiday period.

    The Hon D Farmer | Wednesday 9:58am

    Young Queenslander in foster care wins Autism Queensland award

    A young person with autism who is living in foster care has been recognised for his achievements on International Day of People with Disability yesterday.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Wednesday 9:54am

    Populous named national exporter of the year

    Queensland-based global design firm Populous has been named 2019 Australian Exporter of the Year.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Wednesday 9:45am

    Stanthorpe water infrastructure projects flowing to make an impact and support jobs

    Health benefits will flow to Stanthorpe residents through the Storm King Dam Pipeline project, made possible through almost $4 million from the Palaszczuk Government.