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    The Hon C Dick | 11:00am

    42 jobs saved in Gympie with Queensland Government help

    Workers have returned to the former Carter Holt Harvey timber processing facility to begin manufacturing again following an agreement with the Queensland Government and Laminex Australia through the $150 million Jobs and Regional Growth Fund.

    The Hon D Farmer | Yesterday 5:24pm

    Sunshine Coast: have your say on sexual violence prevention

    The Palaszczuk Government is calling on the Sunshine Coast community to have their say on how best to prevent sexual violence at a forum on 30 April 2019.

    The Hon D Farmer | Yesterday 5:19pm

    Bundaberg: have your say on sexual violence prevention

    The Palaszczuk Government is calling on the Bundaberg community to have their say on how best to prevent sexual violence at a forum on 29 April 2019.

    The Hon M Ryan | Yesterday 4:09pm

    Policelink callers go digital

    A rapidly growing number of callers to the Queensland Police Service’s Policelink telephone line are choosing to go online.

    The Hon S Miles | Yesterday 3:36pm

    Primary health centre opens on Palm Island

    Palm Islanders will have access to a bigger and better medical service with the official opening of the Palm Island Primary Health Care Centre today.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 2:33pm

    Footy stars to show juniors their tricks at inaugural Magic Round

    Two weeks out from one of the biggest events on the rugby league calendar, junior footy clubs across Brisbane are set to capitalise when the biggest names in football converge on the River City.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 2:15pm

    Origins of Anzac Day remembered on UNESCO World register

    A rare book that put Anzac Day on the national calendar has been added to the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World register.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 1:06pm

    Palaszczuk Government welcomes $244 mill NQ transport pledge

    The Palaszczuk Government has welcomed Federal Labor’s $244 million funding commitment for two of North Queensland’s vital transport corridors.

    The Hon C Dick | Yesterday 1:02pm

    Building our Regions delivers tourism and transport benefits to North Burnett

    North Burnett communities and visitors are benefitting from $7.8 million of road and tourism product upgrades, supported by the Palaszczuk Government’s successful $295 million Building our Regions (BoR) program.

    The Hon M Furner | Yesterday 11:49am

    It’s a prickly job but somebody has to do it

    Biosecurity Queensland has seized more than 300 illegal potted cacti, which could have caused serious environmental problems if allowed to spread, in the past year.

    The Hon M Ryan | Yesterday 11:20am

    Project Booyah launches on the Sunshine Coast

    A highly successful Queensland Police Service initiative aimed at helping curb youth crime through early intervention and education has today launched on the Sunshine Coast for the first time.

    The Hon G Grace | Yesterday 9:00am

    Gold Coast schools embrace $240 million investment

    Education Minister Grace Grace has today turned the ceremonial first sod on a new $64 million high school at Coomera, which forms part of a $240 million infrastructure blitz at 16 schools across the Gold Coast.

    The Hon S Miles | Yesterday 8:49am

    No excuse for abuse against Townsville paramedics

    Being spat on, sworn at, verbally abused or physically assaulted is not part of an ambulance employee’s job description and should never take place – that’s the message being sent to the Townsville community in a new campaign targeting occupational violence.

    The Hon D Farmer | Tuesday 4:34pm

    Foster and kinship carers recognised for commitment

    Foster and kinship carers from across the state are being recognised for their incredible commitment to some of the state’s most vulnerable children as Foster and Kinship Carer Week (21-28 April) kicks off in Queensland.

    The Hon C Crawford | Tuesday 4:26pm

    Minister congratulates Commissioner for blazing a new trail as Queensland’s top law enforcer

    Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford has congratulated QFES Commissioner Katarina Carroll on her appointment as the State’s top police officer.

    The Hon C Crawford | Tuesday 3:40pm

    Disaster assistance extended to Douglas Shire after TC Trevor

    Disaster assistance is now available for Douglas Shire Council following Severe Tropical Cyclone Trevor.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Tuesday 1:09pm

    Katarina Carroll appointed Queensland Police Commissioner

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced Katarina Carroll is Queensland’s new Police Commissioner.

    The Hon M Bailey | Tuesday 12:00pm

    TransLink is coming to Townsville

    Townsville commuters will soon have access to a new-and-improved bus timetable as well as an online journey planner and 24-hour public transport hotline when the Palaszczuk Government’s TransLink service launches in the city next month.

    The Hon M Bailey | Tuesday 10:00am

    Additional public transport services for Anzac Day

    TransLink will offer additional morning services this Anzac Day to help patrons pay their respects to Australia's servicemen and women, past and present.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Tuesday 9:13am

    ‘Preferred tenderer’ a major milestone for Queen’s Wharf

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the appointment of Multiplex, as the “preferred tenderer” for Queen’s Wharf Brisbane was a major milestone for Queensland’s tourism industry.

    The Hon K Jones | Tuesday 9:04am

    Gold Coast’s Bleach* Festival set to attract largest crowd ever

    The Gold Coast’s iconic Bleach* Festival will attract its biggest ever crowd in 2019, with the legacy of the Commonwealth Games helping to boost the profile of the event among interstate visitors.

    The Hon K Jones | Tuesday 8:58am

    Queensland continues to reach domestic tourism highs

    As Queensland tourism operators capitalised on a bumper Easter break, new data showed a record number of domestic visitors spent more than ever before in 2018.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Tuesday 6:00am

    Statement from Natural Resources Minister re: EAA purchases

    The Queensland Government expressed its support of a potential purchase of EAA properties in 2015, acknowledging that it represented a significant opportunity to make substantial progress towards achieving water recovery targets.

    The Hon M Bailey | Monday 3:00pm

    Important road safety lessons as school returns

    Motorists are being reminded to slow down in school zones and be aware of children crossing roads as Queensland students return to class this week.

    The Hon L Enoch | Monday 10:00am

    Protecting Queensland unique biodiversity this Earth Day

    The Palaszczuk Government recognises the vital work needed to help protect the wildlife and natural environments that are unique to Queensland on Earth Day.

    The Hon L Enoch | Sunday 2:30pm

    Minister announces action on dingo safety plan

    Environment Minister Leeanne Enoch has fast tracked an action plan to immediately improve dingo safety on K’gari (Fraser Island).

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Sunday 11:48am

    New regional tourism and visitor attractions rush Premier's Year of Outback Tourism Events fund

    The Palaszczuk Government's new $3 million grants scheme to help fund new or existing events, attractions and festivals right across the Outback and Queensland’s regions has been rushed.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Sunday 8:30am

    Millions of Chinese card holders to use Queensland’s easy pay systems

    Queensland will be one of the easiest places in the world for Chinese tourists to visit following a new marketing agreement just signed with global financial company UnionPay International.

    The Hon M Bailey | Saturday 7:32am

    Drive safely in Easter wet weather

    Motorists across Queensland are being urged to drive to conditions as wet weather hits parts of the state this Easter long weekend.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Friday 9:00am

    It is now law – landholders to be reimbursed during negotiations

    Queensland landholders can be reimbursed for out of pocket expenses incurred in negotiating conduct and compensation agreements with a resource company - as of today (April 19) - regardless of whether or not an agreement is reached.