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    The Hon D Farmer | Yesterday 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 | Yesterday 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 | Yesterday 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 | Yesterday 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 | Yesterday 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 | Yesterday 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 | Yesterday 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 | Yesterday 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 | Yesterday 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 | Yesterday 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.

    The Hon L Enoch | Thursday 4:31pm

    Container refund scheme breaks 400 million mark

    Queensland’s container refund scheme, Containers for Change, continues to exceed expectations, with figures showing more than 400 million containers have now been returned across Queensland since the scheme started.

    The Hon L Enoch | Thursday 1:15pm

    Bilbies get new home just in time for Easter

    The first group of endangered bilbies have hopped into their new home in Currawinya National Park just in time for Easter.

    The Hon J Trad | Thursday 1:10pm

    4,900 new jobs in Queensland

    More than 192,000 Queenslanders have now found work since the Palaszczuk Government was elected, according to ABS Labour Force Data released today.

    The Hon M Bailey | Thursday 1:00pm

    Concepts unveiled for northside park ‘n’ ride boost

    The Palaszczuk Government unveiled new concept images for the Virginia and Geebung park ‘n’ ride upgrades.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Thursday 12:00pm

    Nominations extended for 2019 Multicultural Queensland Awards

    Queenslanders who support and promote a united, harmonious and inclusive Queensland community are being encouraged to nominate for the 2019 Multicultural Queensland Awards.

    The Hon M Bailey | Thursday 12:00pm

    Take care, slow down and enjoy the drive this Easter

    Many Queenslanders will be looking forward to spending time with family and friends over the Easter long weekend, taking a break and perhaps visiting some of the many beautiful parts of our state.

    The Hon L Enoch | Thursday 11:14am

    Daintree National Park management plan released

    A new management plan for the world’s oldest tropical rainforest will helpensure the cultural knowledge, connectedness and understanding of First Nations peoples remains protected and preserved for future generations.

    The Hon S Miles | Thursday 10:51am

    Now is the best time for flu vaccination

    Queensland’s Health Minister is urging Gold Coast residents to get their flu jabs as the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service braces for another flu season.

    The Hon L Enoch | Thursday 10:40am

    NASA – A Human Adventure takes one small step into the record books

    Queensland Museum’s largest ever exhibition, NASA – A Human Adventure, is in orbit and already breaking records, Minister for the Arts and Minister for Science Leeanne Enoch has announced.

    The Hon D Farmer | Thursday 10:40am

    Have your say on sexual violence prevention

    The Palaszczuk Government is calling on Queenslanders to have their say on how best to prevent sexual violence.

    The Hon K Jones | Thursday 10:12am

    Queensland’s tourism industry braces for bumper Easter

    New research shows Queensland’s tourism industry is about to enter one of its busiest annual holiday periods, bolstered this year with a series of public holidays.

    The Hon L Enoch | Thursday 9:56am

    Queensland celebrates World Heritage Day

    World Heritage Day provides us an opportunity to recognise Queensland’s unique biodiversity and the efforts taken to continue to protect and conserve it.

    The Hon C Dick | Thursday 8:00am

    Economic boost for regional QLD with $1b Winchester South project declared

    A $1 billion metallurgical coal mining project in central Queensland’s Bowen Basin is a step closer to being realised after being declared a coordinated project by Queensland’s independent Coordinator-General.