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    The Hon M de Brenni | 5:36pm

    Milestone moment for Queensland’s security of payment reforms

    The Palaszczuk Government has delivered on its election commitment to bring security of payment for the 240,000 Queenslanders who work in the State’s building and construction industry.

    The Hon L Enoch | 5:32pm

    New arts funding to help economic recovery

    Two programs are opening today supported by the Palaszczuk Government’s $22.5 million Arts and Cultural Recovery Package, to help get the state’s economy back on track.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | 4:16pm

    Queensland venues fined for COVID-19 breaches

    Queensland’s Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR) has been monitoring licensed venues closely to ensure compliance with stage 3 easing of restrictions and has been left no alternative but to take enforcement action against a number of operators.

    The Hon L Enoch | 2:49pm

    It’s the last straw for Queensland’s single-use plastics

    The Palaszczuk Government has introduced legislation to ban single-use plastic items in Queensland, starting with straws, stirrers, cutlery and plates.

    The Hon G Butcher | 2:13pm

    Brendale electronics manufacturer lighting it up through Covid-19

    Palaszczuk Government funding is helping Brendale electronics manufacturer Elexon Electronics power through turbulent global economic conditions caused by COVID-19.

    The Hon M Bailey | 2:00pm

    Disability parking reforms to benefit more Queenslanders

    Queenslanders with vision loss will be eligible for disability parking permits for the very first time after the Palaszczuk Government this week passed major legislative reforms.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 1:26pm

    More Queensland help for the AFL

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has confirmed an approach for more AFL teams to temporarily relocate to Queensland and stay for the remainder of the season.

    The Hon M Furner | 1:09pm

    Queensland Government economic recovery grant for tuna fishing industry

    A not-for-profit fisheries industry group will receive a $50,000 economic recovery grant from the Palaszczuk Government to help tuna fishers rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The Hon L Enoch | 12:57pm

    $10m to deliver 200 nature-based jobs in Reef Catchments

    The Palaszczuk Government today announced that it is injecting $10 million into the economy to deliver jobs and priority environmental projects in Great Barrier Reef catchments.

    The Hon M Furner | 12:49pm

    Queensland Government economic recovery grant for prawn exporter

    A Hervey Bay seafood business that exports premium wild-caught ocean king prawns will bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic stronger after receiving a grant under the Palaszczuk Government’s plan for economic recovery.

    The Hon S Fentiman | 12:28pm

    Skilling more Queenslanders for work with $10 million boost

    Around 500 jobs will be created thanks to a $10 million extension to the State Government’s popular skills and training program, Skilling Queenslanders for Work.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 12:18pm

    Cobalt and nickel mine to power job creation in North Queensland

    The proposed $1.5 billion Sconi cobalt and nickel mine supporting 700 jobs is a step closer thanks to support from the Palaszczuk Government’s $175 million Jobs and Regional Growth Fund.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 11:48am

    More jobs for Queenslanders as we unite and recover from the global pandemic

    The Premier has announced a $90 million package to create even more jobs for Queenslanders as part of Queensland’s economic recovery plan.

    The Hon G Grace | 11:39am

    New legislation to make wage theft a crime

    A Bill to criminalise wage theft has been introduced into the Queensland Parliament.

    The Hon M de Brenni | 11:08am

    Call out for tradies to join plan to Unite and Recover

    Queensland’s licenced builders are being called to join the Works for Tradies stimulus package as the Palaszczuk Government delivers a plan to Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | 10:41am

    Energy network projects fire up for jobs

    A $67 million program of electricity works is back underway as COVID-19 restrictions ease, supporting more than 150 jobs in regional Queensland.

    The Hon S Miles | Yesterday 4:59pm

    Pop-up testing clinics to help keep Queensland safe

    Queenslanders and tourists will have greater access to COVID-19 testing with pop-up testing clinics established in targeted locations thanks to the Palaszczuk Government.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 4:30pm

    Adoption an option for children in long-term care

    Adoption will be clarified as a genuine option to be considered for vulnerable young Queenslanders under changes to the state’s Child Safety Act.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Yesterday 4:21pm

    Residents in drought-affected Queensland communities to benefit from grants

    Community organisations, school P&Cs, show societies and local councils are among 59 organisations in drought-affected parts of the state to share in almost $5 million as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s Community Drought Support Package.

    The Hon D Farmer | Yesterday 3:01pm

    Awareness campaign to connect families with services

    A new social media campaign has launched to connect families struggling with addiction, family violence or housing crisis to the right services to unite and recover from COVID-19.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Yesterday 11:50am

    Rookwood Weir delivers more jobs

    Up to 25 Central Queensland jobs will be created building a $12.5 million bridge at Riverslea in the latest phase of the $352 million Rookwood Weir project.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 11:46am

    More jobs on offer with four new schools on the way

    The Palaszczuk Government is continuing its commitment to providing quality education facilities in growing communities and creating jobs, by today announcing a $346 million education package including building four new state schools.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 11:30am

    Tender out for Strathpine Road Diverging Diamond Interchange

    Tenders to build Brisbane’s first diverging diamond interchange are now out to market.

    The Hon S Miles | Yesterday 11:11am

    New South Wales hotspots declared after outbreaks

    From midday today, two Local Government Areas in New South Wales will be declared COVID-19 hotspots, following multiple cases stemming from the Crossroads Hotel at Casula.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Yesterday 5:00am

    More Scenic Rim water to drive economy and jobs

    Hundreds of megalitres of water are to be made available for new and expanded farms and business to create jobs around Crows Nest, the Southern Lockyer and the Scenic Rim.

    The Hon M Furner | Monday 4:35pm

    Pandemic boosts biosecurity efforts in Torres Strait

    The COVID-19 pandemic has unexpectedly boosted efforts to improve response capacity and capability in the Torres Strait region to keep Australia’s mainland free of exotic fruit flies and other biosecurity threats.

    The Hon M Furner | Monday 4:30pm

    Nailed timber thieves lumbered with $17,500 in fines

    A sawmilling company and three of its employees have been fined a total of $17,500 in the Charleville Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to stealing State-owned timber.

    The Hon K Jones | Monday 8:00am

    Human trials begin on world-leading COVID-19 vaccine in Qld

    Innovation Minister Kate Jones has today announced human trials will begin today on the University of Queensland’s promising COVID-19 vaccine.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Sunday 8:37am

    Horn v Tszyu Fight confirmed for August at Townsville’s Qld Country Bank Stadium

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has confirmed major events are back for Queensland, with Jeff Horn now set to take on Tim Tszyu at Townsville’s Queensland Country Bank Stadium on Wednesday, 26 August 2020.

    The Hon K Jones | Saturday 11:00am

    State reaches agreement to end negotiations with The Star

    State Development Minister Kate Jones today announced the Palaszczuk Government had concluded exclusive negotiations with The Star Entertainment Group by mutual agreement.