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    The Hon G Grace | Yesterday 5:33pm

    Mackay students embrace reading challenge

    Students in Mackay are joining more than 980 schools and early childhood centres across the state which have registered to take part in the 2018 Premier’s Reading Challenge.

    The Hon S Miles | Yesterday 5:01pm

    Queensland appoints new Health Ombudsman

    The Queensland Government has formally appointment Andrew Brown as Queensland’s new Health Ombudsman.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Yesterday 4:00pm

    Global solar leader adds Longreach to their portfolio

    Queensland is taking another step to becoming Australia’s solar state with the commissioning of Canadian Solar’s $29 million Longreach solar farm.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 3:59pm

    Funding flows for the Mackay Whitsunday Partnership

    The Palaszczuk Government is providing $260,000 for the Mackay Whitsunday Healthy Rivers to Reef Partnership in 2018-2019, Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef Leeanne Enoch has announced.

    The Hon S Miles | Yesterday 2:45pm

    New ambulance vehicle rolls out of Mackay Ambulance Station in frontline boost

    Mackay residents in need of emergency pre-hospital care are set to be better serviced with the addition of a new Mercedes Sprinter ambulance vehicle.

    The Hon M Ryan | Yesterday 2:38pm

    Statement from Police Minister Mark Ryan

    I was saddened to hear that a woman was tragically killed in a bus incident in the Brisbane CBD this morning.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 2:36pm

    Upgraded Police Communications Centre opens in Mackay

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Police Minister Mark Ryan today visited the new Mackay Police Communications Centre following the facility’s $800,000 upgrade to improve the safety of locals and staff.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 2:28pm

    Testing the waters with grower-led monitoring at Sandy Creek

    The Palaszczuk Government’s $700,000 investment into the grower-led Sandy Creek water quality monitoring project is reaping benefits for Mackay Whitsunday waterways, local growers and the Great Barrier Reef.

    The Hon S Miles | Yesterday 2:18pm

    Mackay to take on Rocky in battle of the bulge

    The fierce but friendly rivalry between Mackay and Rocky has been taken to the next level with the Mackay Hospital and Health Service (MHHS) challenging Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service (CQHHS) to a battle of the bulge.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 2:01pm

    Sarina Range reconstruction on track

    More than half of the major slips on Marlborough-Sarina Road, along Sarina Range, are now restored, with work on track for completion by the end of the year.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Yesterday 12:33pm

    Mackay to share in close to $4 million for disability advocacy services

    People with disability in Mackay will benefit from expanded advocacy services to support and protect their rights and assist with navigating National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) pathways, following the local rollout of the scheme.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 12:00pm

    State commits $38 million to strengthen disaster resilience

    The Palaszczuk Government has announced a new $38 million fighting fund to strengthen the state’s resilience to future disasters and has called on the Commonwealth to match its commitment.

    The Hon G Grace | Yesterday 11:04am

    New chapter for Elders as Storytellers

    Respected elders are joining together to help give our youngest learners a great start to their education, with the second phase of the Elders as Storytellers campaign launched today.

    The Hon C Dick | Yesterday 10:00am

    Queensland takes the lead with superyacht strategy

    More superyachts cruising the Queensland coast will attract investment, expand infrastructure and create jobs under a new strategy released today.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 9:54am

    Premier opens Mackay’s new $7 million Fire and Rescue Station

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today officially opened Mackay’s new $7.2 million Fire and Rescue Station, ensuring the growing city has the emergency services infrastructure it needs well into the future.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Yesterday 9:27am

    Local event held to help Mackay communities thrive

    Community, industry and government representatives from across the Mackay region have been brought together by the Palaszczuk Government to explore partnership opportunities supporting strong, vibrant and thriving communities.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Yesterday 8:58am

    Queenslanders reminded to stop and check

    This Scams Awareness Week (21-25 May 2018) Queenslanders are being urged to Stop and check: is this for real?

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Monday 6:29pm

    $13.42 million to fix disaster damage around Mackay

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced $13.42 million to fix disaster damage around Mackay.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Monday 4:18pm

    Statement from Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe

    Today, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey, Governor of Queensland, granted assent to Local Government reform legislation passed by State Parliament on Thursday 17 May.

    The Hon K Jones | Monday 3:07pm

    Robotics conference proves Queensland leads the way

    Queensland continues to establish itself as the most entrepreneurial state in Australia as the International Conference on Robotics and Automation officially opens at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Monday 2:26pm

    Palaszczuk Government delivering for Mackay schools

    The Palaszczuk Government’s bumper investment in school infrastructure is set to deliver a new $12 million Performing Arts Centre for Mackay students.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Monday 10:30am

    Mackay and Whitsundays benefit from Games legacy assets

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has today announced sporting organisations in Mackay and the Whitsundays will receive hundreds of pieces of sporting equipment from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Monday 10:00am

    Commonwealth Games assets gifted to Queensland communities

    Millions of dollars’ worth of Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games assets will be gifted to Queensland sporting clubs, schools, councils and community organisations to deliver a legacy to last a lifetime.

    The Hon M Bailey | Monday 9:00am

    Foundation and piling complete on second Vines Creek bridge

    All foundation and piling works have been completed on the second Vines Creek bridge as the $28 million Bridges Replacement Project takes shape.

    The Hon C Dick | Monday 6:00am

    Wind farm to generate power and jobs for the Far North

    Far North Queensland residents are set to benefit from a wind farm project for up to 29 turbines as part of Neoen’s planned green power hub at Kaban 80km south west of Cairns.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Sunday 3:02pm

    $45 billion infrastructure Budget to build future Queensland

    The Palaszczuk Government’s upcoming Budget will deliver a massive $45 billion of infrastructure over the next four years.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Sunday 2:57pm

    Time’s running out to update energy-munching appliances

    Queenslanders have just two weeks to buy a new energy efficient fridge, washing machine or air conditioner and qualify for rebates of up to $300.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Sunday 12:31pm

    Toowoomba region breaks more ground in Queensland’s solar landscape

    Solar is continuing to become a staple of Queensland’s renewable energy landscape, with construction starting today at the new 121 megawatt Yarranlea solar farm, west of Toowoomba.

    The Hon L Enoch | Sunday 10:05am

    Palaszczuk Government purchases Far North Queensland land for conservation

    The Palaszczuk Government has delivered on an election commitment – putting into public hands one of the largest stretches of remaining bushland in the Cairns Northern Beaches area.

    The Hon M Furner | Sunday 9:00am

    Minister thanks Pat Hannan for service to industry

    Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Minister Mark Furner has thanked Mr Hannan for his service to the horticulture industry, and congratulated him for his commitment, promotion, and dedication to the growing the sector in Queensland.