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    The Hon C O'Rourke | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 12:34pm

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    The Hon M Ryan | 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 | 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 | 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 | Yesterday 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 | Yesterday 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 | Yesterday 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.

    The Hon J Trad | Saturday 8:30am

    Statement from the Deputy Premier and Minister for Transport Jackie Trad

    Last year, the government received advice that there were outstanding issues with the signalling system developed for the Moreton Bay Rail Link.

    The Hon M Bailey | Friday 5:12pm

    Safety improvement works on Barkly Highway

    A $3.1 million project to improve safety on four Barkly Highway intersections has begun this week as part of a fast-tracked $140 million road safety and road network renewal works package.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Friday 4:53pm

    North Queensland companies called to tender for Kirwan State High School works

    The Queensland Government has called on eligible North Queensland companies to tender for the construction of a new multi-purpose hall at Kirwan State High School.

    The Hon C Dick | Friday 2:23pm

    Final full-year report signals new era for Mental Health in Queensland

    Health and Ambulance Services Minister Cameron Dick today welcomed the tabling of the Report of the Director of Mental Health under the Mental Health Act 2000.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Friday 1:37pm

    New state-of-the-art counter-terrorism facility for Queensland

    The Palaszczuk Government will invest $46.7 million over three years for a world-class use of force, weapons and counter-terrorism facility at Wacol for the Queensland Police.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Friday 12:49pm

    Statement by Minister for Child Safety Shannon Fentiman

    My heart breaks for the family and friends of this little girl.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Friday 12:30pm

    Marvel: Creating The Cinematic Universe opens at GOMA

    Visitors can see some of the world’s most-loved superheroes come to life in an exclusive exhibition featuring hundreds of Marvel costumes, props and artworks at Queensland’s Gallery of Modern Art.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Friday 9:19am

    Queensland Regions get early access to the NDIS

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    The Hon L Enoch | Friday 8:41am

    Exploring digital technologies roadshow rolls on in Qld

    The Cairns community will have a chance to get hands-on with some of the latest technology in a series of events on Wednesday (31 May) - with the digital roadshow rolling on to Longreach, Mount Isa and Bundaberg in coming weeks.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Friday 7:47am

    Tenders called for fencing repairs after TC Debbie

    The Palaszczuk Government is calling for Central Queensland businesses to replace and repair fencing in the Connors River region between Mackay and Rockhampton.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Friday 7:24am

    Mackay companies called to tender for refurbishment works at Mackay West State School

    The Palaszczuk Government has called on eligible Central Queensland companies to tender for classroom refurbishment works at Mackay West State School.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Friday 7:23am

    Far North Queensland companies called to be part of $200 million school works

    The Palaszczuk Government has called on eligible Far North Queensland companies to tender for projects that will deliver new and upgraded school halls and sporting infrastructure at four local schools.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Friday 7:21am

    North Queensland companies called to be part of $200 million school works

    The Palaszczuk Government has called on eligible North Queensland companies to tender for works to extend and upgrade the Bohlevale State School hall.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Friday 7:19am

    Darling Downs companies called to be part of $200 million school works

    The Palaszczuk Government has called on eligible Darling Downs companies to tender for an upgrade to outdoor sports courts at Lockyer District State High School.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Thursday 9:17pm

    Premier welcomes Commonwealth Bank donation to Debbie recovery

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has welcomed Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s donation of $100,000 and an additional $38,000 from its customers to help cyclone and flood-affected residents and communities.