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    The Hon S Dickson | Yesterday 4:15pm

    Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park on the trail of success

    North Queensland is fast becoming a mecca for mountain bikers with 40km of trail now built at the Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park and another 20km to come.

    The Hon C Newman | Yesterday 4:13pm

    Training support for disadvantaged learners

    Thousands of disadvantaged learners will gain new job skills thanks to 45 projects funded in the latest round of the Queensland Government’s Community Learning Program.

    The Hon A Cripps | Yesterday 1:43pm

    New miners’ village opens in Sarina

    Hundreds of Queensland miners will soon enjoy new accommodation after the opening of a $35 million village in Sarina, south of Mackay.

    The Hon J Seeney | Yesterday 12:18pm

    Mackay gathers to supercharge local economy

    Businesses and community representatives in Mackay will today meet to provide their input into the Queensland Government’s new regional economic development strategy, RegionsQ.

    The Hon C Newman | Monday 2:48pm

    Queensland school discipline success highlighted

    The behaviour of previously disruptive students is improving in Queensland’s state schools, six months after principals were given more power to discipline students.Premier Campbell Newman and Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek today saw first-hand the remarkable results bein ...

    The Hon T Nicholls | Monday 9:25am

    Queensland’s economy outperforming other states

    Queensland’s growing economic strength has again been confirmed by two separate reports released today.

    The Hon S Emerson | Sunday 11:00am

    Full steam ahead for Gold Coast light rail passengers

    Passengers boarded the G: for the first time today, enjoying free rides on the new light rail system between the Gold Coast University Hospital station in Southport and Broadbeach South station.

    The Hon J Langbroek | Saturday 10:30pm

    Creative Generation – State Schools Onstage celebrates 10 years

    More than 1800 students from 115 schools throughout Queensland have delighted audiences in this year’s awe-inspiring tenth year anniversary production of Creative Generation – State Schools Onstage.

    The Hon J Langbroek | Friday 10:00pm

    South East regional training winners revealed

    Gold Coast mechanic Peter Newbold has been crowned the region’s best apprentice at the Queensland Training Awards South East final held tonight.

    The Hon T Nicholls | Thursday 12:07pm

    Carbon tax scrapping to lower electricity bills for Queenslanders

    The average Queensland family will save about $170 a year off their household electricity bill as a result of the vote to finally repeal Labor’s toxic carbon tax.

    The Hon C Newman | Thursday 11:18am

    More Independent Public Schools for Queensland

    Queensland state schools can now put their hand up for greater autonomy and localised decision making as part of the Independent Public Schools initiative.

    The Hon C Newman | 15 Jul 1:00pm

    Queensland’s future schools revealed

    Around a hundred new schools could be required to cater for Queensland’s student growth over the next twenty years.

    The Hon C Newman | 15 Jul 7:16am

    Education Minister to release latest Queensland Schools Planning Commission

    MINISTERIAL MEDIA ALERT for Tuesday 15 July

    The Hon L Springborg | 14 Jul 12:31pm

    Inquiry into Gold Coast X-ray reporting

    News of a long-running failure in the routine reporting of Gold Coast patients’ x-rays will be the centre of an independent investigation, ordered by Health Minister, Lawrence Springborg.

    The Hon J Langbroek | 14 Jul 5:00am

    A big term ahead for students and schools

    Children and teachers are heading back to school today for a term that promises big things for education in Queensland.

    The Hon J Dempsey | 12 Jul 1:33pm

    Freeze fire fatalities today

    As part of the Government's commitment to Queensland being the safest place to live, homeowners are being reminded to take simple steps to ensure their family's safety.

    The Hon J Bleijie | 11 Jul 1:48pm

    Attorney-General issues safety warning

    An investigation has been launched and a formal safety warning issued following several serious incidents involving ethanol fireplaces.

    The Hon L Springborg | 11 Jul 11:12am

    Dental blitz eliminates dental long waits

    Queensland dental patients, including some who have been waiting up to 10 years, have a new a reason to smile, with the Queensland Government completing a statewide blitz on dental waiting lists which has reduced the list to zero.Health Minister Lawrence Springborg said the waiti ...

    The Hon J Dempsey | 11 Jul 10:00am

    Bundaberg clears path for emergency service vehicles

    Bundaberg families will be treated quicker during a crisis, with traffic lights switching on to the new Emergency Vehicle Priority system.

    The Hon T Nicholls | 10 Jul 3:05pm

    Government's plan drives strong employment growth

    More than 65,000 jobs have been created in Queensland over the past year, according to the latest ABS Labour Force figures released today.

    The Hon M McArdle | 10 Jul 7:00am

    New substation to power Sunshine Coast University Hospital

    Work is underway on a new $23.7 million electricity substation at Birtinya to power the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital and medical precinct.

    The Hon J Bleijie | 9 Jul 6:59pm

    Queenslanders decide State of Origin birth certificate

    Queenslanders have shown their pride and passion for State of Origin is as strong as ever with over 10,000 votes cast by Maroons fans for the official State of Origin commemorative birth certificate design.

    The Hon G Elmes | 9 Jul 1:56pm

    Anzac play Black Diggers for regional Queensland

    Regional Queenslanders will get the opportunity to see a unique stage depiction of the untold story of Indigenous diggers during the First World War in a simultaneous live telecast later this year.

    The Hon J Stuckey | 9 Jul 1:10pm

    New Year boost for Whitsundays tourism

    Almost half a million Australians spent over $600 million on visits to the Whitsundays in the year to March 2014, buoyed by a New Year boost in travel according to new figures released today.

    The Hon J Stuckey | 9 Jul 1:04pm

    New Year boost for Gold Coast tourism

    Almost 3.5 million Australians spent $3.2 billion on visits to the Gold Coast in the year to March 2014, buoyed by a New Year boost in travel according to new figures released today.

    The Hon J Stuckey | 9 Jul 1:00pm

    Cairns popular with Aussie travellers

    Domestic visitor numbers to the Far North have grown almost six per cent compared to the year prior, proving the Newman Government’s strong commitment to tourism is paying off, while Labor has no plans for the industry.

    The Hon C Newman | 9 Jul 12:24pm

    Jab campaign sends timely message

    The Queensland Government’s push to raise immunisation rates ramped up today with the unveiling of a new strategy, complete with a smart device immunisation app.

    The Hon C Newman | 9 Jul 12:22pm

    Schools to boost adolescent immunisation rates

    The Queensland Government’s new immunisation strategy will target adolescent immunisation rates through the school immunisation program.

    The Hon C Newman | 9 Jul 12:19pm

    Vaccine pilot to protect mums and bubs

    A vaccination program for pregnant women will help protect their newborn babies from deadly whooping cough as part of the Queensland Government’s new immunisation strategy.

    The Hon C Newman | 9 Jul 12:17pm

    Pharmacy immunisation trial broadened

    Queenslanders are now able to be immunised against contagious diseases at their local pharmacy.