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    The Hon Y D'Ath | Yesterday 6:53pm

    Innovative court program begins in Ipswich

    Ipswich has become the third location in Queensland to operate the Court Link program, a new initiative designed to address and overcome the underlying causes of offending.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Yesterday 5:29pm

    Palaszczuk Government toughens punishment for child killers

    Child killers who show callous disregard for children causing their death will, if convicted, face life in jail.

    The Hon C Dick | Yesterday 5:23pm

    Queensland shoots and scores with successful rocket test launch

    Queensland has taken a giant leap in establishing itself as a key Australian launching state after leading aerospace company Black Sky Aerospace successfully tested their Sighter190 rocket today in Westmar, five hours west of Brisbane.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Yesterday 4:31pm

    New SPAYC activity program to make Cairns safer

    The Palaszczuk Government has announced a $1 million, three-year pilot program in Cairns to reduce offending by encouraging at-risk young people to take up sport and active recreation.

    The Hon M Furner | Yesterday 3:30pm

    Agricultural leaders recognised

    National Agriculture Day has seen the agricultural sector’s passionate innovators and key influencers recognised at the AgFutures Innovation and Investment Forum, AgFutures 2018, in Brisbane.

    The Hon M Ryan | Yesterday 2:00pm

    Leadership, dedication and service recognised at Policelink awards ceremony

    Assistant Commissioner Brett Schafferius and Member for Aspley, Mr Bart Mellish MP, representing Minister Mark Ryan, have congratulated Queensland Police Service officers and staff who received medals and awards at a ceremony in Aspley today.

    The Hon D Farmer | Yesterday 12:57pm

    Queenslanders urged to “share Christmas” to help young Australians in need

    Queenslanders are being encouraged to dig deep this holiday season to help provide a better future for disadvantaged children through the Smith Family’s annual Christmas appeal.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 9:53am

    Rockhampton filmmaker wins first of its kind fellowship

    A Rockhampton-based Indigenous filmmaker with a love of telling stories has been awarded the inaugural MediaRING Fellowship at a conference in Melbourne this morning.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 9:21am

    Govt sets out to put Queensland at forefront of international water modelling

    The Queensland Government has set out to make the state a global leader in water modelling with the awarding of a tender to the International WaterCentre.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 9:00am

    New learner test PrepLs Queenslanders into driver’s seat

    New Queensland drivers can now experience a revolutionary online learning and assessment program, designed to replace the written road rules test.

    The Hon M Ryan | Tuesday 6:00pm

    Minister congratulates Project Booyah graduates

    Minister for Police and Minister for Corrective Services, the Honourable Mark Ryan, congratulated 11 Project Booyah participants from the Redcliffe and Pine Rivers area who graduated today.

    The Hon M Ryan | Tuesday 5:40pm

    QCS wins Premier’s Sustainability Award

    Queensland Corrective Services officer Russell Stanford took out the Premier’s Award for Excellence in Sustainability for the Palen Creek Correctional Centre’s Australian Native Foods Orchard.

    The Hon M Ryan | Tuesday 5:36pm

    QPS initiatives recognised at Premier’s Awards for Excellence

    Minister for Police, the Honourable Mark Ryan MP and Commissioner Ian Stewart have congratulated the Queensland Police Service (QPS) projects nominated as finalists at the Premier's Awards for Excellence including two projects that won in their categories and one that was Highly ...

    The Hon S Miles | Tuesday 3:17pm

    Telehealth brings drug trials to the regions

    An Australian-first partnership between North Queensland hospitals is bringing potentially life-saving cancer drug trials to rural patients.

    The Hon C Dick | Tuesday 2:08pm

    Ipswich advances manufacturing and defence skills expertise

    The Palaszczuk Government is mobilising Ipswich’s skilled workforce and is confidently poised to deliver a raft of major manufacturing contracts, including the $5 billion LAND 400 defence deal, bound for South-East Queensland.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Tuesday 11:00am

    Tennis Queensland serves a commitment to Multicultural Charter

    Tennis Queensland has formally shown its support of the Multicultural Queensland Charter, signing a copy of the Charter at Sunnybank Hills State School, and committing to uphold the Charter’s principles.The Charter is an integral part of the Multicultural Recognition Act 2016, wh ...

    The Hon L Enoch | Tuesday 9:43am

    Arts organisations come together to create Queensland’s future

    Leading arts organisations from across Queensland will gather today to consider the future of the state’s arts, cultural and creative sector as part of a landmark roundtable established by Arts Minister Leeanne Enoch.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Tuesday 9:37am

    Inspiration behind North Queensland Stadium revealed

    The concepts and aspirations behind the design of the North Queensland Stadium have been explained in a behind-the-scenes video released by the Queensland Government.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Tuesday 9:20am

    Queensland’s next generation of leaders optimistic about the future

    The Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) has released the findings of a recent study, This Place I Call Home: the views of children and young people on Growing up in Queensland, into the views of more than 7000 Queenslanders aged four to 18.

    The Hon C Crawford | Tuesday 7:30am

    Palaszczuk Government delivers on millions of dollars for regional emergency services

    Member for Rockhampton Barry O’Rourke and Fire and Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford have officially opened Rockhampton’s $2.9 million Queensland Fire and Emergency Services complex.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Tuesday 6:00am

    North Queensland Stadium milestone a major boost for local jobs

    The North Queensland Stadium construction team is on track to induct its 1000th employee by the end of the year.

    The Hon M Furner | Monday 5:10pm

    Minister backs beef producers at industry roundtable

    Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner has praised Queensland’s beef industry for its resilience and ability to innovate.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Monday 4:47pm

    Premier sends well wishes to Coralee O’Rourke

    The Premier has sent her well wishes to the Minister for Communities, Disability Services and Seniors who will undergo further breast cancer surgery on December 11th.

    The Hon J Trad | Monday 3:07pm

    Palaszczuk Government takes next step in mining rehabilitation

    The Palaszczuk Government today released a discussion paper on options for residual risk management of mine sites.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Monday 1:45pm

    A new era dawns for adolescent mental health in Queensland

    Construction has commenced on Queensland’s newest adolescent mental health centre at The Prince Charles Hospital campus.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Monday 12:32pm

    Yarning Circles to be held in FNQ on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander housing

    The Palaszczuk Government wants to hear from people living in Cairns and Yarrabah about what needs to be done to improve housing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders.

    The Hon M Bailey | Monday 11:30am

    Grants to support bus driver safety

    Queensland’s urban bus operators can now apply for funding to support the safety of their drivers.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Sunday 11:30am

    Battery grants drive next renewable wave

    The next wave of Queensland’s renewable revolution starts tomorrow, when grants become available for households and small businesses to install batteries to store their solar power.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Saturday 3:30pm

    New Cooktown Foreshore to deliver tourism and economic boost to FNQ

    The revamped Cooktown Foreshore featuring a water park and fishing platforms is ready for families, locals and visitors to enjoy thanks to $4 million in funding from the Palaszczuk Government.

    The Hon C Dick | Saturday 1:12pm

    More than 10,000 responses to The Spit master plan options

    Gold Coast residents have logged more than 10,000 responses on the 72 options presented for the seven Spit precincts, with the Top of The Spit so far drawing the most feedback.