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    The Hon M de Brenni | Yesterday 6:11pm

    High level building and construction meeting kicks off year of reform to strengthen the sector

    Queensland’s peak construction industry leaders have met for the first time in 2017, kicking off an important year of reform for the industry.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Yesterday 5:24pm

    Turnbull Government must not compromise NDIS

    The Turnbull Government must guarantee Queenslanders with disability the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will not be watered down following a Productivity Commission review announced today.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 12:50pm

    Construction starts on Caloundra’s new state school

    Education Minister Kate Jones today turned the first sod to mark the start of construction of a new state school in Caloundra South.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Yesterday 10:25am

    3 new routes, 401 extra bus services

    401 additional bus services and three new routes are being rolled out on the Sunshine Coast by TransLink from Monday, January 23.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 9:49am

    Aviation delegation fighting for more Chinese flights to Cairns

    Cairns is in the box seat to secure new flights from China after high level meetings with a China airline this week.

    The Hon B Byrne | Thursday 4:08pm

    Queensland firm wins $70 million Rio Tinto contract, 150 new jobs

    The Palaszczuk Government has welcomed Queensland-based civil engineering firm QBirt securing a $70 million bulk earthworks contract for Rio Tinto’s $2.6 billion Amrun Bauxite project on Cape York resulting in 150 new jobs for the State.

    The Hon J Trad | Thursday 1:33pm

    $200 million Works for Queensland program to create regional jobs now

    Regional Queensland councils are being urged to submit their job-creating projects after being allocated a share of the new $200 million Works for Queensland program.

    The Hon B Byrne | Thursday 11:30am

    Trend jobless rate stays steady at 6% in Queensland

    Acting Treasurer Bill Byrne says it’s reassuring to see Queensland’s trend unemployment rate steady at 6 per cent.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Thursday 10:45am

    QSAC to examine classification of child exploitation material

    Queensland Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath is today announcing that she has asked the recently re-established Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council (QSAC) to review the classification of child exploitation material for sentencing purposes.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Thursday 9:27am

    Premier of New South Wales Mike Baird

    I pay tribute to the Premier of New South Wales Mike Baird on his partnership and friendship, and wish him and his family the best for the future.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Thursday 5:55am

    Statement from the Attorney-General on the death of Shirley Brifman

    I have directed the State Coroner to make inquiries into the death of Shirley Brifman, who died on or around March 4, 1972.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Wednesday 4:10pm

    Queensland Rail timetable and recruitment progress

    Queensland Rail Acting Chief Executive Officer Neil Scales has provided me with an update on the preparations for the timetable to recommence on Monday (23 January) with the start of the school year.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Wednesday 1:16pm

    Queensland hospitals welcome next generation of doctors

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has welcomed the next generation of Queensland doctors who will start work in 18 of the State’s public hospitals this week.

    The Hon B Byrne | Wednesday 12:18pm

    Time for honesty in this dam debate

    Rural Economic Development Minister Bill Byrne says its time the LNP was honest with Queenslanders about dams.

    The Hon K Jones | Wednesday 8:40am

    Regional small business confidence on the improve

    Queensland’s business confidence index for small to medium businesses (SMBs) reached its highest level since March 2010, recording a result of +43 points in the December quarter 2016.

    The Hon B Byrne | Tuesday 4:24pm

    No place for puppy farms in Queensland

    The discovery of malnourished dogs, some in need of urgent veterinary care, at a remote rural property near Goondiwindi, shows precisely why the Palaszczuk Government is acting on illegal puppy farms says Agriculture Minister Bill Byrne.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Tuesday 11:52am

    New Roma women’s shelter one step closer as tender opens

    The new Roma women’s shelter is one step closer to fruition with the opening of a tender for a suite of domestic and family violence services in South West Queensland.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Tuesday 10:17am

    Next stage of $70M Roma Hospital development

    The next stage of the $70 million Roma Hospital development will get underway this month with the demolition of the Pathology Building, the old nurses’ quarters and the hospital swimming pool to clear the area for new construction.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Tuesday 10:09am

    $70M brought forward for regional infrastructure projects

    Councils will have access to the $70 million the Queensland Government's Building Our Regions sooner to help boost regional infrastructure and jobs, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said today.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Tuesday 9:23am

    Stadium managing contractor race heats up

    Competition is heating up for organisations putting in bids to become the managing contractor of the $250 million North Queensland Stadium, with the January 18 deadline fast approaching.

    The Hon K Jones | Tuesday 6:00am

    Funding to accelerate Queensland jobs through innovation

    Four industry-focussed business accelerators will receive funding from the $9 million Advance Queensland Industry Accelerators Program to stimulate jobs and growth in early stage businesses and startups.

    The Hon J Trad | Monday 2:22pm

    Palaszczuk Government welcomes release of second Building Queensland Pipeline

    The Palaszczuk Government has welcomed the release of Building Queensland’s second Infrastructure Pipeline Report, an independent analysis of Queensland’s priority infrastructure projects.

    The Hon K Jones | Monday 2:00pm

    A new year’s boost for nine small businesses

    Nine Queensland small businesses will get a new year’s boost to help them grow market share.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Monday 1:39pm

    Wild dog fencing revives sheep industry flocks, jobs and training

    The Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to protect the sheep industry from the scourge of wild dogs is restoring flocks, jobs and training across western Queensland.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Monday 1:38pm

    Premier welcomes rain and reaffirms drought support for primary producers

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has welcomed rain across large parts of western Queensland, but reaffirmed her Government’s support for the State’s drought-affected primary producers.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Monday 12:45pm

    New Energex electricity apprentices welcomed

    Thirty-two new electricity apprentices have been officially welcomed to Energy Queensland’s Energex company.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Sunday 8:34am

    Ten year housing strategy to consider pathways for young people to earn and learn

    The Palaszczuk Government is looking at breaking down barriers that stop children of public housing tenants from earning or learning when they finish school.

    The Hon K Jones | 14 Jan 10:00am

    Queensland in the winner’s circle with Magic Millions renewal

    World-class thoroughbred racing will remain on the Gold Coast with a new deal securing the Magic Millions Carnival and Race Day for a further five years.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | 14 Jan 9:02am

    Charlotte and Oliver the most popular baby names in Queensland for 2016

    There has been a shift in the top 10 popular baby names in Queensland between 2015 and 2016, with girl names including Mia, Isla and Evelyn emerging as popular, along with Charlie, Hunter, Lachlan and Mason for the boys.

    The Hon J Trad | 13 Jan 3:49pm

    Search is on for Cross River Rail board

    The Palaszczuk Government is on the hunt for experts and innovators to drive Queensland’s number one infrastructure priority through the board of the new Cross River Rail Delivery Authority.