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    The Hon L Enoch | 5:39pm

    Government funding to help Burdekin combat sea level rise

    The Palaszczuk Government is providing Burdekin Shire Council with a grant of $425,810 to progress its Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy (CHAS).

    The Hon L Enoch | 5:30pm

    Help for Gladstone to prepare for coastal hazards and sea level rise

    The Palaszczuk Government is providing Gladstone Regional Council with an initial grant of $47,000 for the Gladstone Regional Council to develop a Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy (CHAS).

    The Hon L Enoch | 4:25pm

    National Parks start reopening in aftermath of bushfires

    Queensland’s National Parks have started reopening after being affected by unprecedented bushfires.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | 4:10pm

    Remote resources fuel jobs across state

    After a 2000 km sea journey, the first shipment of bauxite from Rio Tinto’s $2.6 billion Amrun project in Far North Queensland has sailed into central Queensland to sustain local jobs.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | 3:50pm

    Remote resources fuel jobs across state

    After a 2000 km sea journey, the first shipment of bauxite from Rio Tinto’s $2.6 billion Amrun project in Far North Queensland has sailed into central Queensland today to sustainlocal jobs.

    The Hon S Fentiman | 1:12pm

    Supporting workforces during industry transition

    The Palaszczuk Government has welcomed a report by Jobs Queensland detailing key elements and actions to support workforces during industry transition.

    The Hon S Fentiman | 12:40pm

    Still time left to apply for immediate financial relief after bushfires

    More than 7,800 people across Central Queensland affected by the recent bushfires have now benefited from Emergency Hardship Assistance grants.

    The Hon D Farmer | 11:21am

    Youth Justice Strategy changing the story for young people

    The Palaszczuk Government has today released Queensland’s first Youth Justice Strategy outlining ways to keep communities safer and reduce youth reoffending across the state.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 5:45pm

    Have a dingo-safe Christmas at K’gari

    Families heading to K’gari (Fraser Island) for summer holidays are asked to stay in fenced areas and follow all dingo-safe behaviour.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Yesterday 3:57pm

    $3 million invested in training for indigenous communities

    $3 million has been invested to extend a successful training program in partnership with the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ).

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Yesterday 2:00pm

    Increased safety risks at regional dams this summer

    Regional Queenslanders are encouraged to be aware of increased recreational safety risks of low level dams.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 1:30pm

    Making Our New Trains Accessible for Everyone

    Queensland will have one of the most inclusive modern train fleets in Australia with accessible toilets on every NGR train and double the priority seating for people with disabilities.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Sunday 2:08pm

    ‘FibreCo Qld’ to deliver better internet for regional Queensland

    The Palaszczuk Government will use 6000 kilometres of state-owned fibre optic cable to boost internet connectivity and potentially lower prices for more than 600,000 businesses and households around the state.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Sunday 12:00pm

    Got a bright natural resource idea? New million dollar grants on offer

    New grants of up to $1 million are on offer for bright sparks with innovative ideas to improve and protect Queensland’s soil, vegetation or waterways and the Great Barrier Reef.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Sunday 8:53am

    Queensland hosts World Premiere of Australian-first Netflix series Tidelands

    Tidelands – the first Netflix original series to be made in Australia – is expected to receive a rousing reception at its World Premiere in Brisbane tonight, with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and invited guests getting a first look at the series just days before it begins stream ...

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Sunday 7:48am

    Bushfires State Recovery Coordinator appointed

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced Queensland’s bushfire recovery efforts will be coordinated by Major-General (retired) Stuart Smith.

    The Hon M Bailey | Saturday 2:00pm

    Capricorn Highway duplication contract awarded

    The contract for the $74.99 million Capricorn Highway duplication project between Rockhampton and Gracemere has been awarded to a joint venture between Fulton Hogan and SMEC.

    The Hon L Enoch | Saturday 11:30am

    Improved koala mapping leads to better outcomes for koala habitat

    The Palaszczuk Government is delivering on its commitment to protect koalas, with an extra 190,000 hectares of koala habitat now added to essential habitat mapping.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Saturday 11:00am

    Historic day as western half of Toowoomba Second Range Crossing opens

    The western section of the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing (TSRC) has opened to traffic for the first time, marking a major milestone for one of the state’s largest infrastructure projects and for Queensland’s largest inland city.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Saturday 9:05am

    New Caloundra mountain bike trail is the Beez Kneez

    Opening today, the new Beez Kneez black-diamond mountain bike trail in Caloundra is set to entertain locals and visitors alike with its unique features.

    The Hon M Bailey | Saturday 12:00am

    Queensland boaties urged to prepare

    Queensland boaties should be prepared for heavy rain, high winds and dangerous surf expected in the wake of ex-cyclone Owen from today.

    The Hon C Crawford | Friday 6:20pm

    Extra bushfire help for CQ communities of Bracewell and Machine Creek

    Personal hardship disaster assistance has been extended to the Gladstone areas of Bracewell and Machine Creek in response to the Central Queensland bushfires.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Friday 5:34pm

    New Maranoa women’s shelter helps women and children escape violence

    A new women’s shelter in the Maranoa funded by the Palaszczuk Government is helping more women and children affected by domestic and family violence in the south-west region.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Friday 3:06pm

    Rural support for drought affected areas

    The Palaszczuk Government is investing $2.2m in Rural Support Training Programs to provide training support to farmers and communities severely affected by drought.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Friday 2:22pm

    Queensland's exports boom again

    Another month, another record for Queensland export.

    The Hon L Enoch | Friday 1:31pm

    Queensland calls out Federal LNP for climate inaction

    Queensland Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef Leeanne Enoch has joined with other state and territory Ministers to condemn the Federal Government for its inaction to address climate change.

    The Hon M Ryan | Friday 1:00pm

    Minister opens Peter McAulay Charity Golf Day

    Today the Minister for Police Mark Ryan MP joined Assistant Commissioner Mike Condon, Southern Region, to officially open the Constable Peter McAulay Charity Golf Day at Sandy Gallop Golf Club.

    The Hon M Furner | Friday 12:35pm

    Don’t be a fishing fool – know your rules

    Just like fresh Queensland prawns for Christmas lunch, fishing and summer are a perfect match.

    The Hon M Furner | Friday 12:30pm

    Mussel up and out of Weipa

    Almost 18 months of regular surveillance activities have found no further evidence of the invasive marine pest Asian green mussel in waters around Weipa.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Friday 12:00pm

    Courts’ SMS trial expanded statewide

    Adult defendants on bail around Queensland will now receive an SMS reminder 24 hours before their next court appearance as part of a regional pilot project that has been expanded statewide.