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    The Hon M Furner | 3:32pm

    Apprentices keep Queensland powering ahead

    The future of the electricity distribution industry in Queensland is secure with 102 apprentices starting their careers with Energex and Ergon Energy over the next month.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | 9:11am

    Statement from Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath

    Robert John Fardon will be an automatic reportable offender for the rest of his life under the Palaszczuk Government’s tough new legislation to protect the community from child sex offenders.

    The Hon M Bailey | 9:00am

    Roundabout lights signal congestion solution in Caloundra

    Congestion-busting traffic lights at one of the busiest roundabouts on the Sunshine Coast have been switched on.

    The Hon C Dick | Yesterday 12:44pm

    Yeerongpilly Green urban renewal project forging ahead with retail precinct launch

    A $250 million development program at Yeerongpilly Green is forging ahead with today’s launch of the retail precinct for the southern Brisbane urban renewal project.

    The Hon G Grace | Yesterday 9:00am

    Beyond the barracks – Queensland students uncover Anzac history

    Minister for Education Grace Grace has met with this year’s Premier’s Anzac Prize winners who are preparing for a trip of a lifetime in April.

    The Hon D Farmer | Monday 3:59pm

    Prizes up for grabs for young Queensland artists

    The Palaszczuk Government is calling on young Queensland artists to design the artwork for Queensland Youth Week 2019, following an extension to the QYW artwork competition closing date.

    The Hon M Bailey | Monday 2:00pm

    New Kilcoy Creek bridge won't be so creeky

    An 85-year-old timber bridge carrying the D’Aguilar Highway over Kilcoy Creek will be replaced later this year with a new 15-metre-long, two-lane concrete bridge.

    The Hon C Dick | Monday 12:51pm

    Sky is the limit for Bundaberg Aviation and Aerospace Precinct

    Bundaberg's Regional Aviation and Aerospace Precinct has today moved a step closer to take-off, with the first sod turned on the project’s $5.2 million Stage 3.

    The Hon C Crawford | Monday 11:28am

    Great Sandy Marine Park – have your say on future management

    Boaties, fishers and users of the Great Sandy Marine Park are invited to take part in a review of the park’s zoning plan to help guide its future management.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Saturday 2:12pm

    Magical day worth millions to Queensland economy

    One of the world’s richest horse racing events taking place on the Gold Coast today will deliver millions of dollars to the Queensland economy.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Friday 4:08pm

    Bhutanese call Australia home at Cairns citizenship ceremony

    Multicultural Affairs Minister Stirling today congratulated 24 people from nine nations, including 13 from Bhutan, on becoming new Australians at a citizenship ceremony in Cairns.

    The Hon S Miles | Friday 3:53pm

    Mental Health development for Logan Hospital Emergency

    An emergency department expansion for mental health patients at Logan Hospital announced by the State Government today will provide a dedicated space for patients and free up capacity.

    The Hon S Miles | Friday 2:49pm

    A new device for Queenslanders in a medical emergency

    A new device will give paramedics greater access to a patient’s vital medical information in an emergency.

    The Hon C Dick | Friday 12:45pm

    Wheels turning on Clermont BMX track construction

    Construction work on Clermont’s new BMX track is set to begin next week (w/c 14 January), supported by $200,000 from the Palaszczuk Government’s Works for Queensland (W4Q) program.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Friday 12:30pm

    $58 million in Council infrastructure grants and subsidies up for grabs

    Queensland’s 77 councils are set to share in $58 million worth of local government grants and subsidies from the Palaszczuk Government, with applications opening on Monday (14 January).

    The Hon C Dick | Friday 12:19pm

    Plans push ahead for beefed-up Clermont Showgrounds and Saleyards

    As part of its Year of Outback Tourism celebrations, the Palaszczuk Government has announced the implementation plan for its $1 million revitalisation project for Clermont Showgrounds and Saleyards precinct.

    The Hon C Dick | Friday 10:30am

    Innovative council planning projects secure almost $2 million in state funds

    Two dozen council-led planning projects have secured backing through the second round of the Palaszczuk Government’s successful $4.5 million Innovation and Improvement Fund.

    The Hon M Ryan | Thursday 1:38pm

    November numbers up for public transport

    The latest public transport passenger data in south east Queensland recorded more than 15 million trips in November 2018.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Thursday 11:00am

    Key fisheries reform a step closer

    The Palaszczuk Government today outlined the proposed direction for reforming the State’s trawl, crab and east coast inshore fisheries.

    The Hon M Ryan | Thursday 9:30am

    Radar revamp for reef tracking well

    Four ship-tracking radars at key sites along the Queensland coast are to be replaced in a $4 million upgrade.

    The Hon C Dick | 9 Jan 1:45pm

    Queensland exports continue to boom

    Queensland has set another trade record.

    The Hon M Furner | 9 Jan 12:00pm

    Report reveals star performers of Queensland’s agriculture industry

    Queensland’s agriculture industry has largely maintained its production value despite a fifth year of significant drought, a new report has found.

    The Hon K Jones | 9 Jan 10:53am

    Record tourism spend boosts Queensland’s market share

    Strong growth in Queensland’s burgeoning international tourism sector has seen the Sunshine State out-perform both NSW and Victoria according to new data released today.

    The Hon C Dick | 9 Jan 7:47am

    18,300 survey responses to help shape draft master plan for The Spit

    A total 815 people have provided more than 18,300 online responses to The Spit Master Plan draft options survey to help shape the future of the iconic Gold Coast area.

    The Hon C Dick | 8 Jan 3:08pm

    Take care and be prepared for ex-Tropical Cyclone Penny

    North and Central Queenslanders have been urged to take care and be prepared for strong winds and heavy rain from ex-Tropical Cyclone Penny as it heads back towards the coast.

    The Hon S Fentiman | 8 Jan 11:03am

    Skilling Queenslanders for bright futures

    The Ipswich Community Youth Service (ICYS) is one of 84 organisations to share in more than $34.7 million to roll out 156 projects under the latest round of Skilling Queenslanders for Work.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 7 Jan 4:53pm

    Two for one deal back to boost outback tourism in 2019

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has urged travellers to take advantage of Queensland Rail’s special “2 for 1” deal on the Spirit of the Outback, The Inlander and The Westlander which has returned this summer.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 7 Jan 2:26pm

    Brisbane to host world-class tennis tournaments

    The world’s best men’s and women’s tennis players will be back in Brisbane every year in a new and exciting format announced today – attracting tourists and delighting tennis fans from around the world.

    The Hon M Furner | 7 Jan 1:49pm

    Apply now for agricultural college transition team

    Applications are now open for three positions in the team overseeing the transition of the Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (QATC).

    The Hon K Jones | 7 Jan 1:44pm

    2019 Queensland Reconciliation Awards open for nominations

    Queensland groups and organisations fostering reconciliation are encouraged to share their stories and nominate for the 2019 Queensland Reconciliation Awards.