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    The Hon Y D'Ath | 10:15am

    Consultation on proposed reforms to child sexual offence laws

    Queenslanders are being urged to have their say about proposed new legislation aimed at strengthening the state’s child sexual offence laws.

    The Hon C Dick | 10:09am

    CQ jobs, investment loom as hydrogen study kicks off

    Central Queensland could be home to Australia’s largest hydrogen project with a $5 million study underway into a hydrogen plant at Stanwell Power Station.

    The Hon D Farmer | 9:57am

    Child Safety and Youth Justice drive non-government jobs in Queensland

    The Palaszczuk Government is continuing to create jobs across Queensland, funding thousands of frontline jobs in the non-government sector.

    The Hon C Dick | 9:56am

    Resource Recovery Round Two funding opens today

    Overwhelming interest in Stream One of the Queensland Government’s $100 million Resource Recovery Industry Development Program (RRIDP) has seen a second round of $15 million fast-tracked, with expressions of interest for round two opening today.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 9:52am

    Queensland Parliament heads north

    Townsville will take pride of place when State Parliament moves north next month.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 9:41am

    Royalties agreement set to supercharge Century Zinc Mine restart

    The Palaszczuk Government will supercharge the ramp up of the $150 million Century Zinc Mine, supporting more than 260 construction and 240 operational roles, after negotiating a royalty deferral agreement with miner New Century Resources.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 6:46pm

    Queensland: Inland Rail deal can be done with fairer funding

    Ahead of a two-day Inland Rail conference in Toowoomba this week, the Palaszczuk Government has put the interstate rail freight project at the centre of funding negotiations with Canberra.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Yesterday 6:19pm

    Parliament backs govt on mine & quarry worker safety

    Parliament tonight rejected an LNP move to delay action on health and safety reforms for the state’s 50,000 mine and quarry workers.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Yesterday 4:29pm

    More time to comment on Racing Integrity Act review

    More time to comment on Racing Integrity Act review

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 3:07pm

    Palaszczuk Government backs Queensland’s INAS Games athletes

    A Queenslander has been named co-captain of the Australian team for the world’s biggest sporting event for intellectually challenged athletes.

    The Hon S Miles | Yesterday 11:18am

    Choose a career in health using new website

    Young Queenslanders who want to work in health will have a new website to show them the way.

    The Hon M Ryan | Yesterday 10:50am

    Palaszczuk Government driving job opportunities across Queensland

    The Palaszczuk Government’s record Queensland Corrective Services budget is driving job opportunities right across the state.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 10:28am

    Magic Round delivers millions for Queensland businesses

    The inaugural NRL Magic Round pumped a whopping $20million into Queensland’s economy over four days according to economic modelling released today.

    The Hon D Farmer | Yesterday 10:20am

    Major corporations and community organisations to unite against domestic violence

    The Queensland Government is calling on the corporate and community sectors to join the fight against domestic violence at a forum next month.

    The Hon C Dick | Yesterday 8:00am

    Solutions to the state’s infrastructure needs

    The Queensland Government’s key independent infrastructure advisor, Building Queensland, has today published its 2019 Infrastructure Pipeline Report.

    The Hon L Enoch | Tuesday 7:09pm

    Queensland LNP don’t care about waste management

    Queensland’s LNP have revealed they want to send Queensland backwards yet again, with their motion in Queensland Parliament tonight to try and repeal the waste levy.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Tuesday 4:24pm

    Palaszczuk Government and LGAQ continue Partners in Government Agreement

    The Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to a strong partnership with local government was confirmed today at the signing of the 2019 Partners in Government Agreement with the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ).

    The Hon K Jones | Tuesday 2:22pm

    One crane, two crane, three crane, four… at Queen’s Wharf

    Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones has today revealed a third tower crane would soon tower over the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane site.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Tuesday 1:00pm

    Seniors support initiative extended

    An initiative to help Queensland seniors with new consumer protections has been extended by the Palaszczuk Government.

    The Hon D Farmer | Tuesday 12:37pm

    Young offenders give back to the Townsville community

    Young offenders have performed almost 4,000 hours of community service in Townsville, as well as the Burdekin, Palm Island, Ingham and Charters Towers during 2018–19.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Tuesday 12:25pm

    Palaszczuk Government’s multicultural policy making great strides

    The Palaszczuk Government’s Multicultural Policy, Our story, our future, has helped people from culturally diverse backgrounds experiencing domestic and family violence, and has improved pathways for employment during its first three years.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Tuesday 11:03am

    Crews up to mountain challenge

    On-ground works are underway on schedule on a $6 million project  to maintain a critical transmission line perched on a steep Far North Queensland mountainside.

    The Hon M Ryan | Tuesday 10:38am

    Palaszczuk Government cracks down on dangerous devices used by extremists

    The Palaszczuk Government has given the green light to new powers that target the tactics of extremists who pose a risk to the public and themselves.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Tuesday 10:27am

    Fastest growing food industry brings jobs bonanza to North Queensland

    The Premier has announced leading seafood producer Tassal is investing in North Queensland which will bring 1000 jobs to the region and a significant boost to the local economy.

    The Hon K Jones | Tuesday 9:27am

    North Straddie no longer Queensland’s best kept secret

    More people are discovering the magic of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island), with the latest visitor research showing that annual tourism numbers have grown by more than five per cent.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Monday 6:30pm

    Your chance to be part of a B.OLD conversation

    Eight Queensland-made short films that challenge stereotypes about ageing were released at a red-carpet event in Brisbane (19 August), as part of this year’s Seniors Week celebrations.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Monday 2:37pm

    Confidence high for Queensland’s SMEs

    The confidence of Queensland’s small and medium business owners is shining bright according to the latest Sensis Business Index survey.

    The Hon L Enoch | Monday 10:29am

    Rich arts experiences provide opportunities for Queenslanders

    Communities across Queensland will have access to a range of vibrant arts and cultural experiences thanks to $837,534 in funding from the Palaszczuk Government.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Monday 10:04am

    Logan Motorway upgrade unlocks southside bottlenecks

    Traffic is flowing more smoothly on one of south-east Queensland’s busiest roads as a two-year project to widen sections of the Logan and Gateway Motorways comes to an end.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Sunday 2:00pm

    Mines Minister eyes deadline on safety reset

    A statewide initiative to refocus on safety has already reached nearly half the state’s 50,000-strong mine and quarry workforce.