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    The Hon C Dick | 2:03pm

    Another QLD first for the Sunshine Coast University Hospital

    Health and Ambulance Services Minister Cameron Dick has revealed the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) will be the first hospital in Queensland to use intelligent logistic robots to lift and transport meals and supplies when the facility opens next month.

    The Hon M Furner | 12:56pm

    2017 Queensland Reconciliation Awards open for nomination

    Nominations for the 2017 Queensland Reconciliation Awards are now open.

    The Hon M de Brenni | 11:30am

    Watpac scores contractor role for stadium mega-screens

    Queensland’s live sport fans and concert goers will soon feel even closer to the on-field action, with Watpac today announced as the project contractor to deliver new screens at the Gabba and Suncorp Stadium.

    The Hon K Jones | 11:00am

    Queensland tourism industry shines on national stage

    Four of Queensland’s leading regional tourism events and operators have taken out top honours at the prestigious Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in Darwin overnight.

    The Hon L Enoch | 8:00am

    New gene technology law to commence

    Queensland’s new gene technology laws will be in step with Commonwealth legislation from next week, creating certainty for research in the state.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 7:42am

    Premier vows to bring forward domestic violence legislation

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has vowed to bring forward legislation aimed to prevent and protect victims of domestic violence to a vote in State Parliament months earlier than scheduled.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 7:06am

    Premier invites regional Mayors for Adani meetings in India

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has invited five mayors from regional Queensland to join her meetings with the leadership of Adani, the proponents of the $21 billion Carmichael Coal project, in India next month (March).

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 4:07pm

    Whitsundays primed for tourism infrastructure investment boom

    Tourism Minister Kate Jones today nominated the Whitsundays to be part of a new push to drive tourism infrastructure investment in the region.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 3:30pm

    Cairns tourism to benefit from Advance Queensland funding

    Cairns tourism is set for an innovation injection thanks to the Palaszczuk Government’s Advance Queensland initiative.

    The Hon A Lynham | Yesterday 2:53pm

    Have your say on new Great Artesian Basin water plan

    Residents, industry and producers can take advantage of public information sessions being held in regional centres to discuss the Palaszczuk Government’s draft water plan for the Great Artesian Basin (GAB) and other regional aquifers.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 2:19pm

    Palaszczuk Govt reforms continue electricity price stability in regional Qld

    The Palaszczuk Government’s efforts to restrain and stabilise power prices are continuing for a third year following the release of the Queensland Competition Authority draft determination on regulated retail electricity prices for regional Queensland in 2017-18.

    The Hon A Lynham | Yesterday 12:38pm

    Qld hits shortlist for army vehicle project

    Queensland is in the running as the potential location to design, build and maintain the next multi-billion dollar generation of Australian Army armoured combat reconnaissance vehicles.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 11:44am

    Vodafone to help connect Queensland small businesses

    Small Business Minister Leeanne Enoch today announced the Palaszczuk Government was partnering with Vodafone for 2017 Queensland Small Business Week.

    The Hon S Miles | Yesterday 9:20am

    Palaszczuk Government to pursue climate change industry partnerships

    The Palaszczuk Government will partner with the state's agricultural sector to help growers prepare for a warmer climate after a survey of Queenslanders endorsed that approach.

    The Hon C Pitt | Yesterday 9:00am

    Port of Abbot Point ready for heavy lifting

    North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP) has completed the finishing touches to an important piece of infrastructure at the Port of Abbot Point.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 8:45am

    Queensland students soar to new heights with drones

    The Palaszczuk Government is helping Queensland schoolgirls soar to new heights by funding a drone company to encourage an interest in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

    The Hon S Miles | Yesterday 8:01am

    State leaders demand urgent climate action to protect Reef

    State, territory and local governments have called on the Federal Government to ramp up Australia’s climate change policy and to provide certainty for investors in renewable energy in a roundtable meeting in Cairns.

    The Hon M Ryan | Yesterday 6:00am

    Parole system strengthened by GPS offender tracking

    Corrective Services Minister Mark Ryan announced today that one week after the Palaszczuk Government announced the expansion of GPS tracking technology to increase community safety, the first parolee has had a GPS tracker placed on them as part of enhancing their supervision cond ...

    The Hon K Jones | Thursday 8:49pm

    Brisbane scores Davis Cup quarterfinal

    Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Commonwealth Games Kate Jones today announced Brisbane would host Australia’s Davis Cup quarterfinal tie against the United States from 7 to 9 April.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Thursday 5:49pm

    Redistribution of electoral boundaries

    My Government’s priorities are to create jobs and opportunities for Queenslanders and ensure their access to frontline services, including health and education, no matter where they live.

    The Hon L Enoch | Thursday 3:42pm

    Regional Queensland needs Federal LNP action on communications

    The Federal LNP Government is letting down regional Queensland when it comes to telecommunications

    The Hon C Pitt | Thursday 3:39pm

    Time running out for regional employers to act on $20,000 incentive

    Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Industry, Curtis Pitt, says the latest regional and youth unemployment figures should prompt regional employers to beat next Tuesday’s deadline for accessing the state government’s $20,000 Back to Work Youth Boost payment.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Thursday 2:39pm

    More sport participation vouchers for Queensland kids

    A further $500,000 will be available this Friday (24 February) to help Queensland children kick-start their involvement in organised sport or recreation activities through the re-opening of Round 9 of the popular Get Started Vouchers program.

    The Hon S Miles | Thursday 1:16pm

    Barrier Reef bleaching to highlight need for climate action at Cairns roundtable

    Political leaders from around the country are meeting in Cairns this afternoon (Thursday) to discuss how they can collaborate to reduce carbon greenhouse pollution, ahead of visiting the Great Barrier Reef tomorrow.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Thursday 12:20pm

    Palaszczuk Government calls on Canberra to stop pay cuts for Queenslanders

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is calling on the Turnbull Government to intervene after a Commonwealth Fair Work Commission decision to cut Sunday penalty rates and take-home pay for thousands of Queenslanders.

    The Hon S Miles | Thursday 11:28am

    Cairns meeting sets up committee and terms for future management of Cape York parks

    Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal Land Trusts and Aboriginal corporations have nominated members for a committee to provide advice to the Palaszczuk Government on managing national parks and other protected areas on Cape York.

    The Hon G Grace | Thursday 11:00am

    Recreational diving and snorkelling code of practice to be updated

    Queensland’s recreational diving and snorkelling code of practice will be updated by July, Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has announced following a Reef Safety Roundtable in Cairns yesterday.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Thursday 10:40am

    Palaszczuk Government delivers real-time donation disclosure

    Australia’s first real-time electronic donation disclosure system has gone live in Queensland this morning, as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to transparency at state and local government level.

    The Hon M Bailey | Thursday 7:00am

    Queensland farmers encouraged to join new tariff trials

    Around 200 farmers will help Ergon better understand business electricity needs and demands in regional Queensland as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $10 million package to help stabilise regional power bills.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Wednesday 2:55pm

    Palaszczuk to govern from the Gold Coast in April

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and her Ministers will govern from the Gold Coast in April, to coincide with 12 months’ to go before the start of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.