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    The Hon J Trad | 4:27pm

    Burdekin solar farm development ‘called in’

    The development of one of the country’s largest solar farms at Clare in the Burdekin Shire has been ‘called in’ to ensure the potential economic and environmental benefits of the project are balanced with community concerns that include possible impacts on important cropping land ...

    The Hon A Lynham | 4:15pm

    New conservation guide boosts Reef protection

    Queensland’s iconic Great Barrier Reef and precious land and water resources will benefit from new soil conservation guidelines released today.

    The Hon M Bailey | 11:45am

    Distracted Drivers targeted in awareness campaign

    The dangerous habits of distracted drivers are the focus of a five week awareness campaign as a part of the Palaszczuk Government’s Road Safety Strategy and Action Plan.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | 9:48am

    Do your homework on training providers

    Queenslanders looking to improve their job prospects are being reminded to shop around for the most suitable training course before signing up.

    The Hon C Pitt | Yesterday 9:39pm

    Treasurer launches international investor roadshow

    Treasurer Curtis Pitt today launched an international investor roadshow where he will meet with some of Queensland’s major economic partners.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Saturday 11:40am

    SEIZED PROCEEDS OF ORGANISED CRIME COULD BOOST ICE TREATMENT

    The Palaszczuk Government will investigate redirecting confiscated proceeds of crime and unexplained wealth funds into rehabilitation and treatment to meet the growing problem linked to the ice scourge.

    The Hon C Pitt | Saturday 10:00am

    Rural Queensland school kids to become published artists

    Treasurer and Industrial Relations Minister Curtis Pitt has thanked the hundreds of rural student artists who competed to be in this year’s Farm Safety Calendar.Mr Pitt said it was tough to choose just 12 winners given the calibre of entries.

    The Hon C Pitt | Saturday 9:00am

    FNQ renewable energy producer gets five-year overhaul

    One of Queensland’s oldest renewable energy facilities is about to undergo a $1 million five-yearly maintenance program.

    The Hon C Pitt | Friday 4:00pm

    State Government launches Getting Back return to work campaign

    The State Government today launched Getting Back, a new return to work campaign aimed at supporting injured workers.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Friday 1:26pm

    Queensland gets ready for NDIS job bonanza

    The Palaszczuk Government is to spend $1.03 million to expand and skill up the Queensland workforce ahead of the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

    The Hon J Trad | Thursday 5:21pm

    Planning moving forward on rail capacity solution for South East Queensland

    The Palaszczuk Government is moving ahead with planning to deliver extra capacity on South-East Queensland’s rail network.

    The Hon L Enoch | Thursday 5:19pm

    All hands on tech: Queensland seniors get tech savvy

    Older Queenslanders will have greater opportunities to connect with their family and the community through technology, with the launch of a new state-wide program aiming to help seniors navigate the digital world.

    The Hon B Byrne | Thursday 5:00pm

    Funding to fight feral cats and wild dogs

    The Queensland Government is calling for expressions of interest on wild dog and feral cat management after key stakeholders handed down their recommendations on how to best tackle the problem.

    The Hon C Pitt | Thursday 4:48pm

    Trevor Gillmeister talks asbestos safety at Home Show

    Rugby league legend Trevor Gillmeister knows all too well the potentially deadly consequences of asbestos– his father died of mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos fibres during his work as a boiler maker.

    The Hon K Jones | Thursday 3:13pm

    World of wonder unfolds at A.B. Paterson College

    Education Minister Kate Jones today officially opened more than $2 million of imaginative facilities for Prep to Year 3 students at A.B.

    The Hon K Jones | Thursday 2:45pm

    Federer leads elite field for Brisbane International 2016

    Four of the world’s top-ranked tennis players have signed on for Brisbane International 2016, including 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer who is back to defend his title.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Thursday 2:01pm

    Extra funding to revitalise Neighbourhood Centres network

    The Queensland Government will invest $12.2 million over four years to revitalise the state’s much-needed Neighbourhood Centres and Multi-Tenant Service Centres.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Thursday 1:08pm

    Blockbuster Super Stage Potential Legacy for Queensland Screen Industry

    The Queensland Government has reached an in-principle agreement to build a 4000sq metre super stage at Village Roadshow’s Oxenford Studios in a partnership that will simultaneously deliver the latest venue for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and provide a major drawcard fo ...

    The Hon C Pitt | Thursday 7:42am

    Biodiversity offsets prove big business for Indigenous community

    Three Australian resource companies have signed a multi-million dollar deal to see Woorabinda Aboriginal Shire Council manage more than 500 hectares of threatened Brigalow Belt land as Biodiversity Offsets.

    The Hon K Jones | Wednesday 9:59pm

    Joint statement from Kate Jones and CCIQ

    Minister for Small Business Kate Jones and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) are committed to addressing the significant regulatory burden facing Queensland small businesses.

    The Hon C Dick | Wednesday 4:24pm

    HPDO offer on the table

    The Palaszczuk Government has offered its health practitioners and dental officers a 2.5 per cent pay rise and an extension of professional development entitlements as part of a new pay deal.

    The Hon B Byrne | Wednesday 12:00pm

    New skate facilities for Brisbane through Get Playing Plus

    Plans are underway for three new and two upgraded Brisbane skating facilities through the Queensland Government’s Get Playing Plus initiative.

    The Hon J Trad | Wednesday 11:50am

    Train commuters rally against domestic violence

    South East Queensland train commuters have got on board a Queensland Rail campaign donating more than 3,000 essential household items to help local families who are rebuilding their lives after domestic violence.

    The Hon J Miller | Wednesday 10:30am

    Minister returns to Central Queensland six months on from Cyclone Marcia

    Six months on from the destruction of Cyclone Marcia, Police, Fire and Emergency Services Minister Jo-Ann Miller has returned to Central Queensland for a first-hand progress report on the community’s recovery.

    The Hon C Dick | Wednesday 9:00am

    Under 5’s targeted in $1.5 Million Vaccination Drive

    The Palaszczuk Government has unveiled a vaccination drive to help achieve 95% immunisation among young Queenslanders.

    The Hon J Miller | Wednesday 8:45am

    Locals urged to know the warning signs as bushfire season begins in Queensland

    Fire and Emergency Services Minister Jo-Ann Miller has today officially launched the 2015 bushfire season in Rockhampton as part of a visit to Central Queensland six months on from Cyclone Marcia.

    The Hon C Pitt | Tuesday 5:20pm

    Australia Pacific LNG plugged into high voltage network

    Work is complete on the final connection for Australia Pacific LNG to plug into Powerlink Queensland’s new transmission network in the North West Surat Basin.

    The Hon J Miller | Tuesday 4:10pm

    Minister calls on Queensland’s budding firies, police and lifesavers to sign up as a cadet

    Fire and Emergency Services Minister Jo-Ann Miller has today called on Queensland’s budding young firies, police and surf lifesavers to be part of the Emergency Services Cadet Program.

    The Hon K Jones | Tuesday 3:32pm

    New assessment approach for senior students

    The Palaszczuk Government will introduce new assessment and tertiary entrance systems for senior students from 2018.

    The Hon C Pitt | Tuesday 8:30am

    Port of Townsville signs sister port MOU with Port of Qinzhou

    Treasurer Curtis Pitt has congratulated the Port of Townsville Ltd (POTL) on signing a historic Memorandum of Understanding today with the Port of Qinzhou in China.