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    The Hon C Crawford | 10:15am

    Palaszczuk Government unveils $3.8 million firefighting boost for Darling Downs region

    Fire and Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford will today  officially open three new QFES stations – and hand over two new appliances – in a $3.8 million boost for firefighters and rural volunteers in the Darling Downs region.

    The Hon S Miles | Yesterday 9:32am

    New funds for HIV prevention

    The Palaszczuk Government is boosting funding to the Queensland AIDS Council to help more vulnerable Queenslanders take up successful HIV prevention treatment PrEP.

    The Hon C Dick | Yesterday 6:00am

    Gladstone Energy and Ammonia Project could create 1000 jobs

    A $1 billion Gladstone Energy and Ammonia Project which could deliver up to 1000 jobs for the region has been declared a coordinated project this week by Queensland’s independent Coordinator-General.

    The Hon C Dick | Friday 4:56pm

    Darling Downs feedlot beefs up operations

    Australia’s second largest feedlot enterprise is expanding its operations on the Darling Downs with a funding injection from the Palaszczuk Government’s $150 million Jobs and Regional Growth Fund.

    The Hon M Bailey | Friday 3:47pm

    Improved customer information during trackwork

    TransLink and Queensland Rail will trial timetabled rail replacement bus services and better customer information during two Ferny Grove train line closures next month.

    The Hon G Grace | Friday 1:45pm

    PM Morrison, don’t rob Peter to pay Paul

    Education Minister Grace Grace has called on the Federal Government not to turn its back on public schools, urging the PM not to rob Peter to pay Paul.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Friday 12:10pm

    Safety first for dams and lakes

    Stay vigilant and stay safe is the message for the thousands expected to take advantage of Queensland’s dams and lakes during the September school holidays.

    The Hon C Dick | Friday 11:36am

    Night of nights for Queensland’s brewing enthusiasts

    Queensland’s best craft brewers were thrust into the spotlight last night, as the industry’s version of the Oscars, the Beeries Gala Awards, rolled into Brisbane’s Royal International Convention Centre.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Friday 11:00am

    Extra judges for Queensland

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has announced the courts will be expanded, with funding for two more judges to improve the delivery of justice in Queensland.

    The Hon S Miles | Friday 10:49am

    Doctors welcome hospital name announcement

    Queensland’s specialist paediatric hospital will change its name to “Queensland Children’s Hospital”.

    The Hon D Farmer | Friday 10:30am

    Young Queenslanders urged to make their voices heard

    Young people from across Queensland who are interested in representing their peers and shaping Queensland’s future can apply now to be a member of the new Queensland Youth Engagement Panel (QYEP).

    The Hon C Crawford | Friday 10:00am

    New Fire and Rescue Station and SES equipment in $2.8 million boost for Far North

    Fire and Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford today (Friday) officially opened Herberton’s new $2.7 million fire station – and presented State Emergency Service (SES) crews with three new trailers worth more than $63,000.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Friday 9:53am

    Vital stormwater infrastructure officially opened

    Vital stormwater infrastructure is now in place to protect Toowoomba’s key economic hub with the opening of the more than $4 million Charlton North Detention Basin.

    The Hon L Enoch | Friday 9:12am

    Seagrass scientist is Queensland’s 2018 Tall Poppy

    The Palaszczuk Government has congratulated an environmental scientist from James Cook University who has won the 2018 Queensland Young Tall Poppy Scientist of the Year Award.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Friday 6:00am

    More farm maintenance codes updated for landholders

    Rural producers are being asked for their views on updated guidelines for low-risk essential clearing to maintain their properties.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Thursday 5:46pm

    Greater energy choice for regional Queenslanders

    Regional consumers will be able to return to Ergon after switching to another retailer after the Palaszczuk Government passed new energy laws today.

    The Hon M Furner | Thursday 4:26pm

    Statement from Fisheries Minister Mark Furner

    Fisheries Minister Mark Furner has expressed his sympathies to the victims of two shark attacks in the Whitsundays.

    The Hon L Enoch | Thursday 4:17pm

    Queensland protected area increases with new Nature Refuge

    The Palaszczuk Government is further increasing the amount of protected areas in Queensland, with another 34,000 hectares added as part of a nature refuge near Rungulla National Park.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Thursday 3:24pm

    Funding boost to support QLD’s Invictus Games athletes

    Queensland’s Invictus Games athletes gathered at Parliament House today for an official ‘send-off’ before next month’s big sporting event, which is being held in Australia for the first time.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Thursday 2:08pm

    Ministers call out the LNP on gender inequality

    Minister for Employment Shannon Fentiman said the Palaszczuk Government’s record of achievement for women was in stark contrast to the record of the LNP.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Thursday 1:30pm

    More Queenslanders stand up against elder abuse

    The number of Queenslanders seeking help and advice about elder abuse is continuing to grow as more people become aware of the seriousness of this issue and the support available.

    The Hon M Bailey | Thursday 12:00pm

    Greater consistency on lift laws for Queensland 4WD owners

    Queensland vehicle lift modification laws will change to be more consistent with other jurisdictions for 4WD motorists across the country after consultation with 4WD groups.

    The Hon M Bailey | Thursday 11:00am

    Last days to have say on TSRC name

    The final countdown is on to submit naming suggestion for the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing (TSRC) road and elements.

    The Hon C Dick | Thursday 10:15am

    World-leading waste-to-energy company eyes Ipswich for $400 million project

    World-leading German waste-to-energy company REMONDIS has announced plans to build a $400 million energy-from-waste (EfW) facility in Swanbank, south of Ipswich.

    The Hon M Bailey | Thursday 10:00am

    Community feedback firmly behind light rail extension to Burleigh Heads

    More than 75 per cent of Gold Coast residents support Light Rail Stage 3A, according to an independent survey conducted as part of recent community consultation.

    The Hon L Enoch | Thursday 9:55am

    An old treasure of Toowoomba gets facelift

    The Palaszczuk Government is investing $100,000 to protect and conserve the 84-year-old, heritage-listed Toowoomba Trades Hall.

    The Hon C Crawford | Thursday 9:31am

    Review into state’s volunteer marine rescue services to commence next week

    A wide-ranging review into Queensland’s volunteer marine rescue services will start on Monday (September 24), Fire and Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford said today (Thursday).

    The Hon D Farmer | Wednesday 4:25pm

    Landmark legislation paves the way to redress for thousands of Queensland child sex abuse victims

    Child Safety Minister Di Farmer says approximately 10,000 people who suffered sexual abuse as children in institutions are expected to seek redress after the passage of landmark legislation in the Queensland Parliament today.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Wednesday 2:05pm

    Palaszczuk Government bolsters frontline emergency services across Qld

    One hundred new Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) staff and more than 60 new Fire and Rescue appliances will soon boost frontline services across Queensland keeping our communities even safer.

    The Hon M Furner | Wednesday 1:45pm

    Western Downs Regional Council partially drought declared

    Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner has partially drought declared the Western Downs Regional Council area.