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    The Hon S Fentiman | 12:09pm

    $1 million in resilience grants for north Queensland businesses

    More than 100 North Queensland businesses will be better prepared to face the next flood with more than $1 million in Small Business Disaster Recovery Grants to build resilience.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 11:52am

    Trinity Bay State High full STEAM ahead for 2020

    Trinity Bay State High School’s exciting new $10.5 million STEAM hub is nearing completion and on track to be ready for 2020.

    The Hon C Dick | 11:30am

    Craft beer to go under the microscope at nation’s first BrewLab

    Aussie craft brewers will soon be able to test their products in Queensland, with the Palaszczuk Government investing $1.1 million over five years to deliver Australia’s first BrewLab in early 2020.

    The Hon K Jones | 9:30am

    State to enter direct negotiations with the Star

    Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones today announced the Palaszczuk Government would begin direct negotiations with The Star to fast track new tourism infrastructure on the Gold Coast.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 8:41am

    Bailey boosts jobs in the Far North

    A new five-star hotel has opened its doors in the heart of the Cairns cultural precinct which will support 150 tourism jobs.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 12:53pm

    Jobs and training to take off at Mareeba Airport

    The second stage of the multi-million dollar Mareeba Airport upgrade has been officially opened today which will see more aviation jobs, training opportunities and a wide range of economic benefits delivered to the Far North.

    The Hon D Farmer | Yesterday 12:22pm

    Yeah the youth! Grants open for Queensland Youth Week 2020

    Applications are now open for young people, local councils, not-for-profits and Parents and Citizens Associations across Queensland to share in $50,000 worth of grants to celebrate Queensland Youth Week 2020.

    The Hon M Furner | Yesterday 12:02pm

    Prepare now to save our bacon

    Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner is praising the pork industry for its preparations for a possible incursion of African Swine Fever in Australia or Queensland.

    The Hon C Dick | Yesterday 11:15am

    Frothed for more craft beer jobs with the launch of BrewDog in Brisbane

    The jobs are set to flow for Queensland’s craft brewing market with Scottish craft brew powerhouse BrewDog turning on the taps at their $30 million production brewery and tap room in Brisbane.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 10:45am

    Reconciliation Action Plan launched at Queensland Museum

    The critical place of First Nations peoples in Queensland’s history and the stories that contribute to the state’s identity has been showcased today at the launch of Queensland Museum Network’s first Reconciliation Action Plan.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 10:27am

    Federal Infrastructure Spend a Huge Win for Queensland

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has hailed a massive Federal Government infrastructure spend as a huge win for Queensland.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 10:00am

    Ruling requires work to stabilise Broadway Hotel

    The Palaszczuk Government has called on the owner of the Broadway Hotel to carry out essential work to ensure the historic building is protected.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Yesterday 9:46am

    Ground broken, jobs delivered for Rookwood Weir

    The $352 million Rookwood Weir is officially underway, with first works and first jobs happening on Thirsty Creek Road just 60 km outside Rockhampton.

    The Hon C Dick | Yesterday 9:00am

    North Queensland set to unlock hydrogen export potential

    More than 150 local, national and international business and industry leaders attended Queensland’s first regionally based Hydrogen Industry Forum in Townsville today.

    The Hon M Furner | Yesterday 6:07am

    New Indigenous biosecurity officer on front line in Torres Strait

    The Torres Strait will be better protected from pest and disease threats with the Queensland Government employing its first Indigenous biosecurity project officer for the region.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Yesterday 5:37am

    Critical upgrade work brings 112 jobs to Central Queensland

    More than 100 jobs will be supported as part of a $49 million rebuild of a critical Central Queensland electricity substation.

    The Hon L Enoch | Tuesday 3:10pm

    Role of First Nations peoples to protect Reef highlighted at Forum

    Queensland Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef Leeanne Enoch has today highlighted the important role First Nations people play in protecting the Reef, during the Great Barrier Reef Ministerial Forum in Townsville.

    The Hon L Enoch | Tuesday 2:59pm

    Ministers endorse Reef Strategy

    The Hon Sussan Ley MP

    The Hon S Fentiman | Tuesday 1:43pm

    Discussion open for small businesses

    Future small business growth and job creation is in the spotlight as the Palaszczuk Government calls on small businesses to have their say.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Tuesday 1:01pm

    Grants and support for Scenic Rim residents hard-hit by bushfires

    Financial assistance and support services are now available to residents of targeted areas within the Scenic Rim Regional Council area who have been directly affected by bushfires over recent days.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Tuesday 12:38pm

    New investment will further open North West Minerals Province

    The hunt is on for resources jobs of the future, as the Palaszczuk Government sinks $13.8 million into finding the minerals needed for advanced electronics and renewable technologies.

    The Hon C Dick | Tuesday 11:00am

    $33.3 million for North West Queensland economic transformation

    The future prosperity of the North West Queensland economy has been further boosted today thanks to a $33.3 million investment by the Palaszczuk Government.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Tuesday 9:36am

    More local jobs as Ergon powers ahead with new depot

    Up to a dozen construction jobs will be created to build a new multi-million dollar Ergon Energy depot at Cannonvale.

    The Hon C Dick | Monday 6:00pm

    New $14.5 million flight test facility to bring high-tech drones to Cloncurry

    In an Australian first, the Palaszczuk Government will build a $14.5 million commercial drone flight testing facility at Cloncurry Airport, bringing high-technology industry and more jobs to the North West.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Monday 5:20pm

    More minerals freight to go on the fast track thanks to rail subsidy

    The Queensland Government’s four year $80 million Mount Isa Line subsidy is set to boost minerals freight exports and support regional jobs.

    The Hon C Crawford | Monday 4:30pm

    Bushfire assistance extended in impacted regions

    Immediate financial assistance has been made available to those worst-hit by the bushfires in targeted areas of the Scenic Rim council area and farmers in targeted areas of Livingstone Shire.

    The Hon D Farmer | Monday 12:32pm

    DV perpetrator training for Queensland workplaces

    Businesses and community organisations from all across Queensland will learn what do do about DV perpetrators in the workplace when the second in a series of lunchbox sessions on perpetrators of violence in the workplace gets underway on 21 November.

    The Hon C Dick | Monday 11:00am

    Greater Flagstone community hails a ride on new 535 bus service

    The first dedicated bus service connecting the Greater Flagstone Priority Development Area (PDA) to Grand Plaza Shopping Centre in Browns Plains has rolled out from the depot.

    The Hon C Dick | Monday 10:00am

    State government partnering with USQ to spread bioproducts from the source

    The University of Southern Queensland’s (USQ) will soon to be turning liquid wastes into bioproducts at its Centre for Agricultural Engineering (CAE) after securing $50,000 through the Palaszczuk Government’s $5 million Waste to Biofutures Fund (W2B Fund).

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Sunday 1:02pm

    Free apprenticeships and traineeships ad blitz to target under 21s

    Today the Palaszczuk Government starts rolling out an extensive advertising campaign to encourage employers and young job seekers to take advantage of the free apprenticeships initiative for anyone under 21.