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    The Hon J Trad | Yesterday 5:02pm

    Remote and discrete communities on the path to thriving

    The Family Responsibilities Commission (FRC) Annual Report 2017-18, tabled today in Queensland Parliament, has shown progress in restoring local authority in the Welfare Reform communities of Aurukun, Coen, Doomadgee, Hope Vale and Mossman Gorge over the last year.

    The Hon M Furner | Yesterday 3:35pm

    Producers to get ready for possible rainfall from ex tropical cyclone Trevor

    Producers across Western Queensland are urged to take measures to protect their livestock ahead of potential significant rain from ex Severe Tropical Cyclone (STC) Trevor next week.

    The Hon C Crawford | Yesterday 2:59pm

    Minister flies into cyclone-affected Lockhart River

    Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) Minister Craig Crawford has visited the Lockhart River community in Far North Queensland – Tropical Cyclone Trevor’s first port of call as it traversed the Cape York Peninsula.

    The Hon C Dick | Yesterday 2:49pm

    Kuranda Building our Regions project supports environment and growth

    Kuranda is set to benefit from a pump station upgrade after local council secured $450,000 funding for the project through Round 4 of the Palaszczuk Government’s successful $295 million Building our Regions (BoR) program.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 2:45pm

    Griffiths Street upgrade provides key link

    Another milestone has been reached in the delivery of the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing with the opening of the Griffiths Street Corridor Upgrade providing a vital link to the New England Highway at Harlaxton.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Yesterday 2:16pm

    Life as a 19th Century prisoner explored through virtual reality

    An innovative gaming and virtual reality exhibition depicting 19th Century prison life at Moreton Bay’s St Helena Island has officially opened today at the Queensland State Archives (QSA).

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 2:00pm

    Stars arrive in Brisbane ahead of world premiere

    The stars have aligned in Brisbane ahead of tomorrow’s world premiere of World Science Festival Brisbane’s event Time and the Creative Cosmos.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 11:28am

    Townsville secures global sports event for 2021

    The Palaszczuk Government has secured the biggest sporting event ever to be held in Townsville – a fixture set to pump more than $16 million into the economy.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 10:54am

    Traffic changes for new Ipswich Motorway bridges

    A major change is on the way for Ipswich Motorway (M7) drivers.

    The Hon M Furner | Yesterday 10:30am

    Video puts agriculture careers in the frame

    A new video developed for Queensland high school students is showcasing the many and varied career opportunities in Queensland agriculture.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 10:24am

    Indian entrepreneurs set to promote Queensland overseas

    Two high-profile Indian entrepreneurs will tour Queensland as part of an initiative to boost trade and education links with one of the fastest growing economies on the planet.

    The Hon M Ryan | Yesterday 10:00am

    Two new state of the art vessels commissioned for Water Police

    The Minister for Police and Corrective Services, the Honourable Mark Ryan MP, the Member for Lytton, Joan Pease, and Commissioner Ian Stewart today attended the naming ceremony for two new Water Police vessels.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 7:00am

    Remote Queensland communities benefit from influx of workers

    Two of Queensland’s rural communities are a hive of activity as hundreds of workers from across the state move into makeshift flood recovery camps.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Thursday 6:42pm

    Townsville’s new stadium on track for 2020

    Townsville’s new $290 million North Queensland Stadium will be ready for the start of the 2020 NRL Premiership Season despite unprecedented flooding earlier this year.

    The Hon M Ryan | Thursday 5:00pm

    76 new officers sworn into Service at Oxley graduation

    Minister for Police and Minister for Corrective Services, the Honourable Mark Ryan MP and Commissioner Stewart today welcomed 76 new police officers to the Queensland Police Service (QPS), in an induction ceremony held at the QPS Academy, Oxley campus.

    The Hon J Trad | Thursday 4:59pm

    Closing the Gap refresh underway for Queensland

    Work has begun to refresh Queensland’s Closing the Gap agenda including nine community workshops held across remote, regional and urban areas of the state to capture the priorities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders, communities and organisations for the future.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Thursday 2:58pm

    Support available for Lockhart River residents impacted by TC Trevor

    Financial assistance and support services are now available to residents directly affected by Tropical Cyclone Trevor in Far North Queensland.

    The Hon C Crawford | Thursday 2:06pm

    Disaster assistance for Cook and Lockhart River after Tropical Cyclone Trevor

    Disaster assistance is now available in the communities of Cook and Lockhart River affected by the severe weather and flooding brought on by Tropical Cyclone Trevor.

    The Hon G Grace | Thursday 2:00pm

    All systems go for new Yarrabilba high school

    Education Minister Grace Grace and Logan MP Linus Power have announced who will lead one of South East Queensland’s newest schools, as the first sod was turned on a $65 million state secondary school in Yarrabilba.

    The Hon M Furner | Thursday 1:48pm

    Natasha Roebig receives prestigious Queensland Rural Women’s Award

    Natasha Roebig was named as the winner of the 2019 Queensland Rural Women’s Award at a presentation in Brisbane today.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Thursday 1:23pm

    Jobs growth continues in Queensland

    Almost 185,000 jobs have been created in Queensland since January 2015, with 4000 new full time jobs being created in February.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Thursday 12:23pm

    Thriving Communities funding boosts Cairns neighbourhood centre relief program

    Cairns residents in need of food relief are benefitting from a Palaszczuk Government grant given to the Marlin Coast Neighbourhood Centre.

    The Hon C Dick | Thursday 10:28am

    South-west secures $3.4 million to join the connectivity revolution

    South-west Queensland will soon have high-speed, reliable internet networks thanks to funding through Round 4 of the Palaszczuk Government’s successful $295 million Building our Regions (BoR) program.

    The Hon D Farmer | Thursday 10:00am

    New healing strategy to boost health and wellbeing and help close the gap

    Today on National Close the Gap Day, the Palaszczuk Government has announced $450,000 will be invested in support of achieving health and wellbeing equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by 2030.

    The Hon M Bailey | Thursday 10:00am

    Motorway future for Warrego Highway

    Planning is underway for the longer-term upgrade of the Warrego Highway to motorway standard from Dinmore to Helidon Spa, east of Toowoomba.

    The Hon M Bailey | Thursday 8:35am

    Solar to power Sand Bypass System on Gold Coast

    A pilot solar-powered, renewable energy system will be used to help power the Gold Coast’s Seaway Sand Bypass System, reducing carbon emissions and driving down operational costs.

    The Hon M Ryan | Thursday 7:45am

    Arundel Policing Hub moving forward on the Gold Coast

    Police Minister Mark Ryan today joined Police Commissioner Ian Stewart and Assistant Commissioner Brian Wilkins to announce the Arundel Policing Hub is moving ahead, with tenders for its construction due to close on April 5, 2019.

    The Hon D Farmer | Thursday 6:00am

    Sexual Violence Prevention Roundtable meets

    Queensland’s new Sexual Violence Prevention Roundtable, which will help develop a new Sexual Violence Prevention Framework for Queensland, held its inaugural meeting yesterday (March 20).

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Thursday 6:00am

    Queenslanders urged to celebrate Harmony Day

    Queenslanders are being encouraged to celebrate Harmony Day (Thursday 21 March) and reflect on how people from diverse backgrounds contribute to the State’s multicultural success.

    The Hon M Furner | Wednesday 7:00pm

    Incubator hatches food plan for Far North Queensland

    Far North Queensland’s emerging food and food processing sector has received a major boost with the launch of the FNQ Food Incubator website thanks to a $20,000 grant.