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    The Hon C Dick | Yesterday 5:29pm

    New plan for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing

    The Palaszczuk Government has unveiled a new plan to reduce suicide, problematic alcohol and drug use and mental illnesses among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders.

    The Hon A Lynham | Yesterday 5:00pm

    ‘Prosperity and protection’ key themes of Department of Natural Resources and Mines annual report

    The sustainable management of Queensland’s natural resources has continued to support businesses and attract economic investment for communities across the state, as highlighted in the Department of Natural Resources and Mines’ annual report tabled in Parliament today.

    The Hon B Byrne | Yesterday 4:34pm

    Queenslanders encouraged to prepare for bushfire season

    Firefighters are encouraging Queenslanders to get prepared for bushfire season, particularly in the wake of the Bureau of Meteorology’s Very High Fire Danger ratings for parts of the State today.

    The Hon C Dick | Yesterday 3:36pm

    Frontline health staff boost for all Queenslanders

    The release of the Queensland Health annual reports reflects the benefits of prudent financial management of the system, according to Health and Ambulance Services Minister Cameron Dick.

    The Hon A Lynham | Yesterday 3:03pm

    State Development helping to strengthen Queensland’s Future

    The Department of State Development has once again set the benchmark for building Queensland’s economy, harnessing innovation and expanding the suite of industries to create jobs, grow Queensland’s regions and support investment.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 3:00pm

    Innovative approach to drive open data engagement in Queensland

    Innovation and Digital Economy Minister Leeanne Enoch, has encouraged the community to provide feedback as the Palaszczuk Government shapes the first comprehensive Open Data Policy for the Queensland Government.

    The Hon S Miles | Yesterday 2:00pm

    Have your say on saving koalas

    The Palaszczuk Government is seeking comment from the public through a new online survey launched today (Friday) to gauge community perceptions on koalas and their management.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 1:52pm

    Make safety a priority on the roads this long weekend

    With the October long weekend approaching, Acting Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Leeanne Enoch has urged Queenslanders to be extra cautious on the roads.

    The Hon B Byrne | Yesterday 12:47pm

    Crime statistics highlight role of extra police, greater focus on DV and Ice

    The Palaszczuk Government’s delivery of an additional 266 police, increased awareness of family and domestic violence, and roadside drug testing last financial year are contributing to greater detection of crime.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 12:14pm

    Works start on Toowoomba Second Range Crossing viaduct

    Works began today on the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing viaduct – an 800m-long road bridge that will extend from the Lockyer Valley and cut through the Toowoomba Range at Mount Kynoch.

    The Hon A Lynham | Yesterday 9:00am

    Queensland targets biofutures industry and investors

    The Palaszczuk Government will test the US, Asian and Australian markets’ appetite to be part of the state’s potential $1 billion biofutures industry with a Request for Information (RFI) advertising campaign to be followed by an Expression of Interest (EOI) process in the coming ...

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Thursday 8:00pm

    Transport Minister announces review of bus driver safety

    The Palaszczuk Government has committed to a wide-ranging review into bus driver safety across Queensland, after concerns were raised by key stakeholders at the Bus Safety Forum earlier this year.

    The Hon K Jones | Thursday 2:18pm

    Holiday windfall for tourism industry

    Queensland tourism operators are celebrating a bumper season, Tourism Minister Kate Jones announced today.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Thursday 1:10pm

    Queensland offers support to restore South Australia electricity supplies

    The Queensland Government-owned transmission company, Powerlink Queensland, has offered assistance to South Australia to restore its electricity supplies, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Thursday 12:25pm

    Cabinet to meet in Townsville next week

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will bring her Cabinet to meet in Townsville next Tuesday (4 October).

    The Hon A Lynham | Thursday 11:37am

    Queensland's mining tech in the spotlight

    Two Queensland mining technology companies are taking centre stage, as they showcase new products at a US conference, and chase a bigger chunk of the US$220.4 billion North American mining market.

    The Hon B Byrne | Thursday 10:46am

    Police remember fallen colleagues

    Police Minister Bill Byrne and Commissioner Ian Stewart today paused to pay tribute to the 143 fallen Queensland Police Service officers on National Police Remembrance Day.

    The Hon S Miles | Thursday 7:26am

    Crocodile removal contract extended for Dawul Wuru Aboriginal Corporation

    The Palaszczuk Government has extended the crocodile management contract of the Dawul Wuru Aboriginal Corporation in Cairns until June 2017.

    The Hon K Jones | Wednesday 1:04pm

    Queensland slams Turnbull tourism tax hike

    Acting Treasurer and Tourism Minister Kate Jones has slammed the Federal Government’s blatant cash grab after jacking-up Australia’s Passenger Movement Charge by $5 – which will see every passenger exiting the country forced to pay $60 as part of their airline ticket.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Wednesday 10:15am

    Housing construction booms in Aitkenvale

    Construction is expected to start on three new Government-led housing projects in Townsville by the end of the year, supporting more than 125 contractors and injecting more than $3.3 million into the local economy.

    The Hon S Miles | Wednesday 9:00am

    Local sponsorship a first for Gladstone Indigenous Land and Sea Rangers

    Three Indigenous Land and Sea Rangers will be on patrol in Gladstone thanks to a sponsorship agreement with ConocoPhillips on behalf of Australia Pacific LNG.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Wednesday 8:09am

    Queensland’s enthusiasm for environmental innovation and sustainability stronger than ever

    Judging has begun in the 2016 Premier’s Sustainability Awards with nearly 150 nominations received from businesses, rural landholders, schools, communities and individuals across Queensland.

    The Hon K Jones | Tuesday 4:16pm

    Backpacker tax – tinkering not enough

    Tourism Minister Kate Jones today slammed the Turnbull Government for not axing the backpacker tax.

    The Hon C Dick | Tuesday 4:00pm

    Boosting Queensland’s health exports focus of roundtable, trade mission

    Queensland’s readiness to tap into the growing multi-billion dollar international market for health care services was a hot topic at the second in a series of high level meetings with private sector health industry leaders today.

    The Hon B Byrne | Tuesday 3:27pm

    $1 million backing for new female prisoner re-integration program

    Minister for Corrective Services Bill Byrne has today announced an additional $1 million annually for a new program designed to give female prisoners a better chance of successfully re-integrating back into the community and reducing the incidence of re-offending and going back t ...

    The Hon J Trad | Tuesday 2:00pm

    Palaszczuk Government affirms commitment to protect the Great Barrier Reef

    The Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to protecting the Great Barrier Reef was reaffirmed today at a positive meeting with UNESCO in Paris.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Tuesday 12:51pm

    Advisory group to set new path on Government procurement

    The Palaszczuk Government is charting a new course for Government procurement with a new advisory group of key industry leaders meeting for the first time today.

    The Hon K Jones | Tuesday 12:26pm

    School’s out and science in these holidays

    More than 160 Year 11 students are preparing for the jobs of tomorrow these school holidays at Queensland University of Technology’s STEM camp.

    The Hon A Lynham | Tuesday 12:00pm

    Landholder rights strengthened on mining activity

    From today, landholders and miners have more certainty about their land access rights and responsibilities around resource developments.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Tuesday 11:45am

    Premier offers Shark Control Program expertise to NSW

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has offered the Queensland Government’s expertise managing a Shark Control Program, over the last 50  years, to New South Wales.