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Queenslanders who are preparing to clean up after Cyclone Debbie and related rains are urged to be careful, especially around solar panels or buildings where asbestos may be present.
For storm and flood assistance contact the SES on 132 500 and in a life threatening emergency call Triple Zero (000).
Regional Queensland could prove the inspiration for the next big idea for small business with a series of forums aimed to test these ideas to help them become a reality.
The Palaszczuk Government is delivering on its commitment to creating jobs, with the latest figures showing more than 6200 Queenslanders have secured employment from the Government’s Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.
MYRIAD EVENTS MAY CHANGE CONTINGENT ON WEATHER
As the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Debbie continues to impact on hospital and health services in the affected areas, staff from Brisbane and Gold Coast hospitals are heading north to help to ease the burden.
Forty local councils from across the State are part of the Queensland Disaster Management Committee meeting, chaired by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, to discuss the response and preparations from ex-Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
Disaster assistance has been activated for producers affected by Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie in the Whitsunday and Mackay Regional Council areas.
The Hon Michael Keenan MP
The Queensland Government is committed to providing both immediate and ongoing support to those who have been directly affected by Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.
The Hon Michael Keenan MP
In an Australian first, Brisbane is hosting leading delegates from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United States as part of a renowned international Indigenous Governance forum.
Premier pledges $1 million to help charities delivery cyclone relief (correct charity contact details)
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Agriculture Minister Bill Byrne says his department is working closely with industry and agricultural producers to ensure assistance is available for those impacted by Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
Queensland power workers are mobilising and some crews are already on the road assessing the damage from Tropical Cyclone Debbie but flooding and closed roads is causing access issues for crews.
Dams across Queensland are being closely monitored by SunWater and Seqwater following Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Police Commissioner Ian Stewart will travel to Bowen and Proserpine this afternoon with State Disaster Recovery Coordinator Brigadier Christopher Field, AM, CSC, to inspect damage from ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
Treasurer Curtis Pitt has welcomed the opening of the next stage of QIC’s $500 million Toowoomba Grand Central shopping centre transformation as another boost for regional jobs.
Advance Queensland Ignite Ideas funding will provide a diverse range of innovative regional businesses the opportunity to break into new local, national and international markets, and create new jobs.
The Palaszczuk Government has today announced a $5.9 million funding boost for vital Community Legal Centres in the Cairns region.
Help is on the way for bone-weary Mackay Hospital and Health Service (HHS) staff with health workers from Townsville being deployed to the cyclone-devastated region.
Queensland’s Myriad innovation festival fires up today (Wednesday) with 2000 entrepreneurs and investors from Longreach to Silicon Valley converging on Brisbane’s Powerhouse.
The Palaszczuk Government is backing Ipswich in its quest to be one of the most sustainable cities in the country.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has decided to postpone the Government’s planned week governing from the Gold Coast so she and her Ministers could focus on the response and recovery from Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
One of America’s largest venture capital firms is looking to Australia for the next big thing – and they will be in Queensland this week eyeing promising Queensland entrepreneurs.
People in areas affected by Cyclone Debbie should stay off the roads for as long as possible today to allow emergency services to respond to their jobs as quickly as possible.
Domestic travellers spent more money than ever while visiting Queensland last year, injecting $15.1 billion into the economy, according to national tourism data released today.
Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and Queensland Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services Mark Ryan today announced disaster assistance in response to Tropical Cyclone Debbie that has affected eight local government areas today.
Townsville-based Australian Army Brigadier Christopher Field, AM, CSC, Commander 3rd Brigade Lavarack Barracks, Townsville, will coordinate Queensland’s recovery efforts following Cyclone Debbie, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.