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    The Hon S Fentiman | 6:23pm

    Gold Coast is Queensland’s job creation hot spot

    More than 18,000 jobs have been created on the Gold Coast in the last 12 months.

    The Hon S Fentiman | 5:12pm

    Townsville leads Queensland for cutting number of unemployed

    Labour force figures released today show that Townsville continues to lead the state in reducing unemployment.

    The Hon S Fentiman | 5:10pm

    Strong jobs growth for Cairns as unemployment falls

    The city’s strong tourism performance continues to make Cairns one of Queensland’s job creation hot spots, the latest Labour force figures have revealed.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | 3:44pm

    Gas investment continues to flow

    Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham today welcomed the commissioning of Santos’ $400 million Scotia Project in the Bowen basin near Roma in south-west Queensland.

    The Hon C Dick | 3:37pm

    Second round of funds to boost local manufacturers now open

    Queensland manufacturers will today be able to apply for grants of up to $2.5 million to improve their business thanks to the second round of the Queensland Government’s $40 million Made in Queensland program.

    The Hon L Enoch | 2:59pm

    Koala-ty signs for Tin Can Bay Road

    Specially-designed koala warning signs will be installed on Tin Can Bay Road for the first time in the Wide Bay Burnett region.

    The Hon L Enoch | 1:34pm

    Biodiscovery reform to provide recognition of traditional knowledge

    The Palaszczuk Government has publicly released a comprehensive review into Queensland’s Biodiscovery laws which, for the first time, includes recognition of traditional knowledge.

    The Hon S Fentiman | 1:20pm

    More than $1M to train for jobs of the future at Ashmore TAFE

    Minister for Training and Employment Shannon Fentiman today announced more than $1 million in funding for Ashmore TAFE to upgrade facilities to ensure students receive the most up-to-date training to equip them for long-term and secure jobs.

    The Hon L Enoch | 12:51pm

    Long term national waste solution must be prioritised

    Australia needs a long-term national solution for the waste and recycling industry, Environment Minister Leeanne Enoch said today at the Queensland waste forum in Bundaberg.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | 11:15am

    Community groups urged to apply for substantial funding

    Community organisations can benefit from grants of up to $35,000 thanks to the Palaszczuk Government’s Gambling Community Benefit Fund’s (GCBF) latest round of grants, which opens today.

    The Hon L Enoch | 11:10am

    Operators to dive ex-HMAS Tobruk announced

    The Palaszczuk Government is pleased to announce the successful dive operators who will conduct recreational diving activities on ex-HMAS Tobruk site once it has been scuttled as a world-class dive wreck later this year.

    The Hon M Furner | 7:00am

    Fishing goes high-tech with submissions sought for new apps

    Queensland’s fishing sector is about to go to new technological heights, with developers invited to create two software applications.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Tuesday 4:21pm

    Top marks tipped for Queensland reading and writing

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Education Minister Grace Grace have today launched a suite of initiatives to support reading, writing and strengthen children’s literacy at Nundah State School.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Tuesday 3:45pm

    Record electricity price falls ... ABS finds unheard-falls two quarters in a row

    The Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to continuing downward pressure on electricity prices was reflected in ABS statistics today which showed a 4.8 per cent drop in prices in Brisbane in the last quarter.

    The Hon C Dick | Tuesday 3:24pm

    Townsville estate offers Australia’s first new home test drive

    Prospective buyers at Townsville’s award-winning The Village residential development can try before they buy in an Australian-first marketing approach.

    The Hon C Dick | Tuesday 1:07pm

    Work begins on $3.6 million community hub in Yarrabilba

    The first sod has been turned for the $3.6 million Yarrabilba Family, Children and Community Hub, creating 12 jobs during construction.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Tuesday 12:30pm

    Funding boost to help Indigenous people access the NDIS

    The Palaszczuk Government has today (24 April) launched a project to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability living in south-east Queensland access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

    The Hon K Jones | Monday 4:27pm

    Minister throws support behind women’s national champs

    Elite women’s rugby league will take centre stage on the Gold Coast in June with the NRL today revealing Owen Park at Southport will host the Harvey Norman Women’s National Championship in June.

    The Hon L Enoch | Monday 4:15pm

    Turnbull follows Palaszczuk Government lead on Section D

    The Palaszczuk Government has today welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to finally fund the Cooroy to Curra Section D Bruce Highway upgrade.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Monday 4:00pm

    New roundtable to help improve the lives of LGBTI Queenslanders

    A new Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Roundtable has met in Brisbane for the first time to provide advice to the Palaszczuk Government and put issues facing LGBTI Queenslanders and their families under the spotlight.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Monday 2:40pm

    Water for Life community grants program

    Funding of up to $10,000 is available to community groups interested in protecting our region’s drinking water catchments, as part of the annual Water for Life community grants program.

    The Hon K Jones | Monday 12:38pm

    International students continue to embrace Queensland

    Queensland’s international education sector continues to go from strength to strength with enrolments growing more than 10 per cent in the last year.

    The Hon L Enoch | Monday 11:23am

    Burdekin scores funding to battle impacts of climate change

    The Palaszczuk Government has is providing funding to help Burdekin Shire Council to prepare its coastal communities for the impact of climate change.

    The Hon L Enoch | Monday 11:20am

    Bundaberg to get $451,000 to prepare for climate change

    Bundaberg’s coastal communities will be better prepared for the impacts of rising sea levels, storm tides and erosion as a result of a $451,000 grant from the Palaszczuk Government.

    The Hon S Miles | Monday 11:12am

    What is Deb Frecklington's plan?

    The LNP’s continued attack on Queensland Public Servants is proof that Deb Frecklington would embark on Campbell Newman style public service sackings, Health Minister Steven Miles said today.  “Deb Frecklington was Campbell Newman’s assistant treasurer, so she would have been par ...

    The Hon J Trad | Sunday 12:44pm

    Palaszczuk Government helping Queensland companies set up in the Middle East

    Supporting and promoting Queensland businesses is top of the agenda for Deputy Premier and Treasurer Jackie Trad on her trade and investment mission to the Middle East.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Sunday 10:45am

    Sport and Recreation Strategy to evaluate stadiums management

    A taskforce consisting of industry and commercial experts will evaluate the management of State Government venues as part of Queensland’s first Sport and Active Recreation Strategy, due to be released by the end of 2018.

    The Hon L Enoch | Sunday 10:30am

    Queenslanders encouraged to tackle plastic pollution together on Earth Day

    The Palaszczuk Government is encouraging the community to reconsider the number of everyday single-use plastic items they use to help reduce plastic pollution in recognition of Earth Day today.

    The Hon D Farmer | Sunday 7:39am

    Queensland says ‘thank you’ to our foster carers

    The tireless dedication of Queensland’s foster and kinship carers is being recognised this week (22-28 April) as Queenslanders celebrate the tremendous effort more than 5300 carer families put in each and every day to keep vulnerable Queensland children safe.

    The Hon D Farmer | Sunday 7:33am

    Future leaders assemble for Queensland’s 23rd Youth Parliament

    Queensland’s future leaders have assembled at Parliament House for the state’s 23rd Youth Parliament.