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    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 7:15pm

    Queensland Music Festival 2017 to unite the state in song

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has officially opened the Queensland Music Festival (QMF).

    The Hon M Bailey | 5:14pm

    Murphys Creek Overpass taking shape

    Early works ramping up on the Murphys Creek Road and Postmans Ridge Road realignmentThe two upgrades form part of the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing (TSRC) projectTSRC will assist in managing increasing heavy vehicle movements from the Surat Basin and Darling Downs regions

    The Hon M Bailey | 3:26pm

    ACCC report confirms Cairns motorists are being ripped off at the pump

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) report into the Cairns petrol market has found that over the past five years, motorists have been paying 11 cents per litre more for petrol compared with Australia’s five largest cities.

    The Hon S Fentiman | 2:17pm

    Nation First, 20-year strategy to end over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanderchildren in out of home care

    The Queensland Government today launched Our Way, a new strategy to improve the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, including addressing their over-representation in the child protection system.

    The Hon K Jones | 1:21pm

    Reconciliation Action Plan for the Commonwealth Games

    Commonwealth Games Minister Kate Jones today joined representatives of Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to launch the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Reconciliation Action Plan.

    The Hon C Dick | 12:56pm

    New genetic research to help early melanoma detection

    Knowing your risk of developing melanoma could be as simple as taking a saliva based genetic test, with a Palaszczuk Government funded project at the Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) set to revolutionise early detection of the deadly skin cancer.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | 12:00pm

    Palaszczuk Govt brings resources sector innovation to the fast lane

    Innovative ideas from Queensland’s mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector now have the opportunity to be fast tracked to market thanks to  the Palaszczuk Government’s dedicated late-stage industry accelerator program.

    The Hon M de Brenni | 11:48am

    Wide Bay Burnett companies called to tender for refurbishment works at Bundaberg State High School

    The Palaszczuk Government has called on eligible Wide Bay Burnett companies to tender for upgrade works at Bundaberg State High School.

    The Hon M de Brenni | 11:33am

    Fraser Coast businesses called to tender for Tinana State School works

    The Palaszczuk Government has called on eligible Fraser Coast companies to tender for the construction of a new music block at Tinana State School.

    The Hon L Enoch | 9:30am

    Qld ecosystems mapped and online in world-leading science achievement

    Queensland Government scientists have developed the first fully-comprehensive map and information systems for the state’s regional ecosystems, providing a detailed picture of our diverse native vegetation.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | 9:00am

    Locals nab first grants in Qld Govt manufacturing scheme

    Local manufacturers Gessner Industries and Global Rotomoulding have earned the first $175,000 boost from the Palaszczuk Government’s $20 million Made in Queensland program.

    The Hon M Bailey | 8:34am

    Gregory Developmental Road widening works to begin

    A $42 million project to widen narrow sections of the Gregory Developmental Road will start in coming weeks.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | 7:00am

    Local businesses urged to embrace NDIS opportunities

    Community leaders and National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants from Ipswich, Lockyer, Scenic Rim and Somerset will gather in Ipswich today (30 May) to learn how the NDIS will bring significant opportunity to people in the region.

    The Hon M Ryan | Yesterday 7:44pm

    Statement by the Minister for Police - Helidon Incident

    A hero lost his life today.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 6:26pm

    Statement by the Premier - Helidon Incident

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the officer killed while carrying out his duties protecting our community in the Lockyer Valley today.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Yesterday 4:44pm

    Calls for local Indigenous groups to joint fight against youth crime

    Local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups can join the fight against youth crime, with tender applications now open for funding to deliver cultural mentoring in Townsville.

    The Hon G Grace | Yesterday 3:18pm

    Christensen and Prime Minister should just back Labor’s bill to protect penalty rates

    Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has called on the Prime Minister to protect penalty rates and support Federal Labor’s bill.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Yesterday 2:00pm

    200,000 seniors get on board with transport savings

    200,000 seniors get on board with transport savings

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Yesterday 1:30pm

    Action continues to tackle black lung disease

    Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr Anthony Lynham today welcomed the Parliamentary Select Committee report into coal workers’ pneumoconiosis.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Yesterday 12:34pm

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    The Hon M Ryan | Yesterday 10:00am

    Palaszczuk Government and QFES strategy to strengthen future of volunteering

    Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Mark Ryan together with the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is seeking feedback on a new, long-term strategy to value, protect and develop its comprehensive volunteer network.

    The Hon C Pitt | Yesterday 9:44am

    Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility

    Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment, Curtis Pitt, says Queensland continues to support the Northern Australia policy and NAIF which have the potential to develop new industries and new jobs in our state.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 8:55am

    World-class entrepreneurs bring expertise to regional Qld

    World-class entrepreneurs are set to visit Queensland regions as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s drive to boost the expertise of regional startups.

    The Hon K Jones | Sunday 10:17am

    Battle of Brisbane to officially be Australia’s biggest ever bout

    Minister for Tourism and Major Events Kate Jones said the Battle of Brisbane has officially become the biggest fight in Australia’s history after ticket sales hit the 40,000-seat mark this week.

    The Hon L Enoch | Sunday 8:46am

    Student entrepreneurs getting their startup off the ground

    The Palaszczuk Government will work with Texas-based entrepreneurial experts 3 Day Startup (3DS) to provide university students on the Gold Coast, Rockhampton and Townsville with better opportunities to progress their startup ideas.

    The Hon C Pitt | Sunday 8:00am

    Millions invested taking Queensland education & training to the world

    Six new projects will share in $1.2 million funding from the Palaszczuk Government’s new $6 million IET Partnership Fund to promote Queensland’s international education and training (IET) industry.

    The Hon M Furner | Saturday 7:36pm

    Queensland lights up for National Reconciliation Week

    Queensland landmarks are lighting up for National Reconciliation Week until June 3.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Saturday 1:29pm

    Queensland jobs, investment and royalties boost from new resource policy

    The Palaszczuk Government has unveiled a development policy that will deliver the best deal for Queenslanders and opens up the state to more jobs, more investment and more royalties.

    The Hon L Enoch | Saturday 11:30am

    Qld Government tracking success of innovative startup

    Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy Leeanne Enoch today (Saturday) applauded the entrepreneurial thinking behind a device poised to become a global business helping people with special needs live independently.

    The Hon L Enoch | Saturday 10:20am

    Qld Government commemorates 50 years since 1967 Referendum

    Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy Leeanne Enoch today (Saturday) took part in a special community day commemorating a major milestone in Australian and Indigenous history.