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    The Hon C O'Rourke | 11:00am

    Funding boost helps Queenslanders transition to NDIS

    Queensland’s peak body for non-government disability services has received more than $700,000 in funding to help service providers transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which started rolling out across Queensland on 1 July.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | 10:19am

    Disability grants set to make celebrations a barking success

    A unique project connecting people with disability and rescue animals from the RSPCA’s Wacol shelter has received a share of Palaszczuk Government grants for activities during this year’s Disability Action Week and International Day of People with Disability.

    The Hon J Trad | 10:17am

    Proposed call in for West Village development

    The Deputy Premier will consider a ministerial call in of the proposed West Village development at the Absoe site in West End.

    The Hon S Fentiman | 10:13am

    New domestic violence shelter to support women & children in southwest Queensland

    Women and children seeking refuge from domestic and family violence in southwest Queensland will benefit from a new emergency accommodation shelter at Roma.

    The Hon S Fentiman | 9:55am

    Palaszczuk Government taking action to keep children safe

    A successful program to help perpetrators of domestic violence stop their violent behaviour will be expanded to help keep children safe.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 3:45pm

    Advance Queensland igniting Startup State innovation

    An alarm to help reduce fatalities on Queensland farms from quad bike rollovers and a world-first wireless data link for virtual reality technology are the first two projects to receive funding from the $10 million Advance Queensland Ignite Ideas Fund.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 2:00pm

    Open data partnership to create new opportunities

    The Palaszczuk Government is tapping into an international network to fully realise the potential of open data with the announcement of a funding agreement with the Open Data Institute Queensland (ODIQ).

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 1:53pm

    Australia’s first television series for deaf children now on air

    Australia’s first television series designed to help deaf and hard of hearing children develop early literacy, numeracy and communication skills is being aired on ABC TWO.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Yesterday 1:53pm

    Rockhampton plumbing company recognised for industry excellence

    A Rockhampton-based plumbing company has been recognised for excellence in the field, snaring two awards at this year’s Master Plumbers Association of Queensland (MPAQ) industry Awards Night.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 1:50pm

    “Respect our staff” campaign to create safer school communities

    A new campaign in Queensland state schools will get underway this week to stamp out aggressive and violent behaviour towards school staff.

    The Hon C Pitt | Yesterday 1:00pm

    Renovated Aurukun PCYC officially opens

    Treasurer, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships and Minister for Sport Curtis Pitt has officially opened the newly refurbished Aurukun Sports Hall.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Yesterday 12:04pm

    Wide Bay plumbers and gasfitters recognised for industry excellence

    Wide Bay plumbers and gasfitters have been recognised for excellence, snaring two awards at this year’s Master Plumbers Association of Queensland (MPAQ) industry Awards Night.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 12:02pm

    Deloitte to lead disability schooling review

    Deloitte has been appointed to lead a review into disability education in state schools.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 12:00pm

    Palaszczuk Government opens Office of Small Business

    Queensland small businesses will be better supported to start, grow and employ with the opening of the Palaszczuk Government’s Office of Small Business today.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 11:26am

    Massive boost for Mackay and Whitsunday roads

    The Palaszczuk Government has announced it will deliver one of the largest road projects programs in Queensland in the Mackay and the Whitsundays region.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Yesterday 11:19am

    Logan tradies recognised for industry excellence

    Three up and coming locals have been recognised for excellence in their field, snaring awards at this year’s Master Plumbers Association of Queensland (MPAQ) industry Awards Night.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 10:56am

    Tenders called for the supply of bridge deck units

    The Vines Creek Bridges replacement project has reached a milestone this week with tenders called for the supply of deck units.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Yesterday 10:52am

    Gold Coast plumbers and gasfitters recognised for industry excellence

    Gold Coast plumbers and gasfitters have been recognised for excellence in their field, snaring three awards at this year’s Master Plumbers Association of Queensland (MPAQ) Industry Awards Night.

    The Hon S Miles | Yesterday 10:19am

    Call for tenders to help deliver Palaszczuk Government reef investment

    The Queensland Government has taken the first steps to deliver two major integrated projects that will reduce pollution run-off into the Great Barrier Reef, under a $33 million dollar investment over four years.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Yesterday 10:07am

    Dalby plumbing manager recognised for industry excellence

    Plumbing company General Manager Jody Monaghan has been recognised for excellence in the field, snaring an award at this year’s Master Plumbers Association of Queensland (MPAQ) industry Awards Night.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 9:41am

    1500 state school teachers begin STEM training

    More than 1500 state school teachers have this week hit the books to upskill in science and maths.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 8:47am

    Qantas partnership to lure more visitors to Queensland

    Queensland has struck a new deal with Qantas to attract even more international visitors to the state.

    The Hon S Miles | Yesterday 8:37am

    Shark Tank? How about Reef Tank!

    Innovators are being invited to put forward proposals to design, develop and supply a robust, low cost, low maintenance water quality sensor to improve water quality on the Great Barrier Reef, through a new Queensland Government initiative.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 8:16am

    Core curriculum to take workload pressures off teachers

    Queensland state school teachers will have more control on how they teach the Australian Curriculum from Term 1 next year, Education Minister Kate Jones announced today.

    The Hon A Lynham | Monday 7:55pm

    Police Minister praises Gold Coast community search effort

    Acting Police Minister Dr Anthony Lynham has thanked everyone involved in the search for five-year-old Jocelyn Lewis in Nerang on the Gold Coast.

    The Hon K Jones | Monday 6:22pm

    2016 Blues on Broadbeach delivers record event

    The Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival has confirmed itself as one of the Gold Coast’s largest annual events after delivering record visitors in 2016.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Monday 10:00am

    Advance Queensland funding to advance remotely piloted aircraft tech in Queensland

    One hundred new aerospace industry jobs will be created in Queensland as a result of the Palaszczuk Government’s $1m investment in drone technology.

    The Hon C Pitt | Monday 9:06am

    Major bank survey identifies Queensland’s strong growth

    Treasurer Curtis Pitt says another analysis of the Queensland economy points to solid growth while identifying the well-known challenges being addressed by the Palaszczuk Government’s economic plan.

    The Hon A Lynham | Monday 8:57am

    Brisbane biomedical sector under microscope

    Brisbane’s sciences sector will soon have its say about growing Queensland’s burgeoning biomedical and life sciences industry over the next 10 years and creating high-tech jobs for the students and researchers of today.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Sunday 5:36pm

    Statement from the Attorney-General

    The Palaszczuk Government is working through a number of recommendations to respond to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse, including the removal of the statute of limitation for child sexual abuse claims.