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    The Hon M Bailey | 10:26am

    Deregulation brings competitive electricity pricing to South-East Queensland

    South-East Queensland electricity users are set to have access to a wider range of innovative products and deals as a result of the deregulation of the retail electricity market, which comes into effect today.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | 10:00am

    Wanted: up to 19,400 new workers for Qld NDIS rollout

    The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has officially started in Queensland today, signalling the beginning of a new era in disability services and huge opportunity for new workers to join the sector.

    The Hon L Donaldson | 9:29am

    Historic milestone for Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol

    Fisheries Minister Leanne Donaldson took to the water today to mark the golden anniversary of the Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol (QBFP).

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 9:26am

    Brisbane to host annual Walkley Awards until 2018

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today announced Queensland had secured the prestigious The Walkley Awards in Brisbane from 2016 to 2018.

    The Hon C Pitt | 9:22am

    $14.5 million in sport and recreation funding now available

    The Palaszczuk Government is encouraging sport and recreation clubs around Queensland to apply for funding through the Get Going Clubs and Get Playing Places and Spaces programs – with Round 5 opening today.

    The Hon S Miles | 9:06am

    Climate change action revitalised

    The Queensland Government is revitalising action on climate change, Environment Minister Dr Steven Miles told a Gold Coast conference today (1 July).

    The Hon L Donaldson | 8:11am

    New biosecurity laws cut red tape and strengthen protection from today

    New laws introduced today are the most significant change to biosecurity legislation in Queensland for more than 100 years, Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Leanne Donaldson said.

    The Hon C Pitt | 7:56am

    Palaszczuk Government’s $20,000 First Home Owners’ Grant starts today

    Queensland first home buyers will receive a $5,000 boost to the Queensland First Home Owners’ Grant from today, giving them $20,000 to get into the market.

    The Hon G Grace | 6:30am

    Multicultural Recognition Act promotes Queensland’s diversity and inclusiveness

    Queensland’s Multicultural Recognition Act commences today, formally recognising Queensland as a multicultural society.

    The Hon G Grace | 6:00am

    Helping hand for regional jobseekers as Back to Work package kicks off

    Jobseekers in regional Queensland will be able to get a helping hand from today with the commencement of the Palaszczuk Government’s $100 million Back to Work regional jobs package.

    The Hon C Pitt | Yesterday 5:05pm

    $60 billion industry passes another milestone

    Treasurer Curtis Pitt welcomed the latest news from the state's $60 billion liquefied natural gas industry, with APLNG having successfully farewelled its first shipment to a major Japanese customer.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Yesterday 4:11pm

    Revellers kept safe thanks to Gold Coast SNP Support Services

    Gold Coast residents will be safer on a night out thanks to a more than $1.7 million funding injection to the city’s Safe Night Precincts to help support services tackle alcohol-fuelled violence.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Yesterday 4:07pm

    Revellers kept safe thanks to Sunshine Coast SNP Support Service

    Sunshine Coast residents will be safer on a night out thanks to a more than $530,000 funding injection to the city’s Safe Night Precinct to help support services tackle alcohol-fuelled violence.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Yesterday 4:04pm

    Revellers kept safe thanks to Toowoomba SNP Support Services

    Toowoomba residents will be safer on a night out thanks to a more than $340,000 funding injection to the city’s Safe Night Precinct to help support services tackle alcohol-fuelled violence.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Yesterday 1:45pm

    Mackay disability services budget boost as region prepares for NDIS

    Mackay disability services provider Engedi will benefit from more than $2.6 million in Palaszczuk Government funding to support local people with disability.

    The Hon G Grace | Yesterday 1:30pm

    Grants available for multicultural celebrations across Qld

    A $1 million grants program to celebrate Queensland’s multiculturalism is now open for applications.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Yesterday 12:00pm

    Disaster response enhanced in Mackay and Central Queensland

    Ergon Energy’s disaster response capability will be enhanced with the roll-out of 31 additional radio base stations, with a number stretching across the Mackay and Central Queensland regions.

    The Hon B Byrne | Yesterday 11:30am

    New Weapons Advisory Forum meets

    The Palaszczuk Government’s new Weapons Consultation Forum met for the first time in Brisbane today.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 10:48am

    Supercars confirmed for the Gold Coast and Townsville

    The Palaszczuk Government has secured the Castrol Gold Coast 600 and the Castrol EDGE Townsville 400 for the next three years.

    The Hon G Grace | Yesterday 6:30am

    Commissioner for Electrical Safety appointed

    Highly respected Queensland businessman Greg Skyring has been appointed as the state’s Commissioner for Electrical Safety for the next three years.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Wednesday 7:30pm

    Revellers kept safe thanks to new Rockhampton SNP Support Service

    Rockhampton residents will be safer on a night out thanks to a more than $500,000 funding injection to the city’s Safe Night Precinct to help support services tackle alcohol-fuelled violence.

    The Hon A Lynham | Wednesday 4:12pm

    Barada Barna People and Widi People win native title rights

    The Barada Barna people and Widi people of Central Queensland have a new “sense of pride and knowledge” for their children, following a Federal Court decision that recognises them as the traditional owners of their land.

    The Hon J Trad | Wednesday 2:39pm

    Palaszczuk Government appalled at LNP scaremongering over Cross River Rail

    Deb Frecklington’s misleading comments over the funding of Cross River Rail show the LNP are not only opposed to this project and at odds with their federal colleagues, but are also willing to alarm Queenslanders for blatantly political reasons.

    The Hon C Dick | Wednesday 1:30pm

    Specialist immunisation service launched to protect Queensland’s sickest kids

    Queensland children and young people with complex immunisation needs will have access to greater protection against life-threatening vaccine-preventable diseases, following the launch today of a new specialist immunisation service.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Wednesday 1:00pm

    Mount Isa disability services countdown to NDIS

    Cootharinga Mount Isa is counting down to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), with only two days to go until the start of the scheme’s roll-out in Queensland.

    The Hon S Miles | Wednesday 12:01pm

    Call for tenders to reduce sediment run-off into the Great Barrier Reef

    The Palaszczuk Government is calling on innovators and researchers to turn their expertise to protecting the Great Barrier Reef.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Wednesday 9:23am

    Arts funding supports new work for Queenslanders

    State Government funding will create new arts experiences for Queensland audiences with investment from the Queensland Arts Showcase Program.

    The Hon J Trad | Wednesday 7:32am

    Claims a motor vehicle levy will help fund Cross River Rail are incorrect

    Reports today that Cross River Rail could be funded by a levy on motorists are not correct.

    The Hon M Bailey | Tuesday 4:44pm

    Palaszczuk Government commits funding for Mudgeeraba to Varsity Lakes upgrade

    The Palaszczuk Government is delivering $44 million to upgrade the Pacific Motorway (M1) between Mudgeeraba and Varsity Lakes.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Tuesday 1:26pm

    $11 million investment in Caboolture Hospital to keep pace with growth

    The Palaszczuk Government is investing more than $11 million this year into the $17 million Caboolture Hospital upgrade, to help the facility keep up with regional growth and ensure it continues providing the best possible care to local residents.