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    The Hon M de Brenni | 10:29am

    Brisbane housing construction project tender opens under Buy Queensland

    The Palaszczuk Government has called on eligible South East Queensland construction companies to tender for the construction of a new social housing complex in Upper Mt Gravatt.

    The Hon M Furner | 10:00am

    New planning scheme paving the way for Yarrabah community

    Yarrabah residents will benefit from the introduction of a new Town Planning Scheme this week, which will provide for future development in Yarrabah while protecting cultural heritage and natural assets.

    The Hon C Dick | 9:20am

    Gold Coast Health to lease former Varsity Lakes surgical hospital from Healthe Care

    Gold Coast Health will lease the former Gold Coast Surgical Hospital to deliver more efficient public elective surgery to the local community.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 9:00am

    Queensland businesses and jobs stand to gain from Affordable Energy Plan

    Hundreds of Queensland farmers and manufacturers could slash tens of thousands of dollars from their power bills under extended energy audits, as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s Affordable Energy Plan.

    The Hon L Enoch | 8:55am

    Advanced weed targeting technology wins Palaszczuk Government funding

    A Queensland agtech startup can get its ‘drone-to-tractor’ precision weed targeting system to market much sooner with a grant from the Palaszczuk Government.

    The Hon M Bailey | 8:01am

    Palaszczuk Govt delivers Affordable Energy Plan for regional QLDers

    The Palaszczuk Government will use the benefits of public ownership to cut $125 a year from household bills and $120 off small business bills as part of a $2 billion Affordable Energy Plan.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Yesterday 4:32pm

    Cape York youth show leadership in fight against domestic and family violence

    Students from Cape York indigenous communities have been praised for the leadership they have shown in taking on entrenched attitudes to Domestic and Family Violence.

    The Hon M Ryan | Yesterday 1:53pm

    Three new aircraft will boost police operations in the North

    The Palaszczuk Government’s $47 million investment in two new rescue helicopters and one new fixed wing aircraft for North Queensland will also boost aerial policing for the region.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Yesterday 1:26pm

    New funding to support Far North Queensland families of ice users

    Far North Queensland families of ice users will be better equipped to help their addicted loved ones thanks to funding of up to $880,000 over three years for ice and other drug-related information, education and support services.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 11:30am

    Premier unveils $50 power bill savings and power price pledge

    The Palaszczuk Government will ensure Queenslanders’ power bills are pegged to average inflation over the next two years and cut $50 a year from bills as part of a $2 billion Affordable Energy Plan to provide cost of living relief.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 9:17am

    Palaszczuk Government supports green concrete project to slash carbon emissions

    A Queensland family business behind eco-friendly concrete reducing carbon emissions is set to become a global player with support from the Palaszczuk Government.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 6:18am

    Palaszczuk Government supports research into new vaccine to treat head and neck cancer

    Immunologist Professor Ian Frazer is investigating the use of a new therapeutic human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine he invented in treating head and neck cancers, thanks to the help of Advance Queensland’s Ignite Ideas Fund.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Saturday 3:34pm

    Assistance for residents affected by heavy rainfall and flooding in southern Gladstone

    Immediate Hardship Assistance and support services are now available to residents directly affected by recent heavy rainfall and flooding in the southern suburbs of Gladstone.

    The Hon M Ryan | Saturday 12:00pm

    Disaster Assistance for Gladstone and North Burnett Communities

    JOINT MEDIA RELEASEThe Hon Michael Keenan MPMinister for Justice Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Counter TerrorismThe Hon Mark Ryan MP Queensland Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services

    The Hon L Enoch | Saturday 10:45am

    Palaszczuk Government funding gives budding cricketers a shot at the big time

    A Brisbane company behind a batting training device to help the next generation of cricket superstars develop their skills has been awarded almost $100,000 under round three of the Palaszczuk Government’s Advance Queensland Ignite Ideas funding.

    The Hon S Miles | Saturday 8:20am

    Gold Coast’s Biggest Tree Planting Day

    Gold Coasters will brave the wet weather today to plant 10,000 native trees at the Robina City Parklands thanks to funding from the Palaszczuk Government.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Saturday 7:34am

    Dianne

    Police have found the fishing boat "Dianne" that overturned in Bustard Bay off the central Queensland coast on Monday night, and they will start recovery operations this morning.

    The Hon M Bailey | Saturday 7:00am

    Mega container ship due to arrive in Brisbane

    The Port of Brisbane is about to play host to the longest container ship to ever visit Queensland.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Friday 6:02pm

    Queensland’s foster and kinship carers spoke and we listened

    The voices of Queensland’s foster and kinship carers have been heard with the State Government using valuable feedback from the Partners in Care workshops, a foster and kinship care engagement program implemented across the state.

    The Hon C Pitt | Friday 2:39pm

    MSF Sugar and the Queensland Government sign an MOU that will deliver no net loss of cane land arising from Cairns South SDA

    The Queensland Government and MSF Sugar will investigate the feasibility of potential industry adjacent to the Mulgrave Mill as part of the proposed Cairns South State Development Area (SDA).

    The Hon M Bailey | Friday 1:42pm

    Palaszczuk Government puts safety first at South Pine and Pullen Roads

    More than one million dollars will be spent improving safety at the intersection of South Pine and Pullen Roads at Everton Park.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Friday 1:10pm

    Turnbull Govt must turn on funding tap for Qld water projects

    The Palaszczuk Government has put $12.5 million on the table to help fund a vital water project in the Burdekin that could deal with long term salinity problems.

    The Hon M Bailey | Friday 1:06pm

    Burdekin Hydro plans powering ahead

    A hydro-electric power station on the state’s largest dam – Burdekin Falls Dam – to secure energy and support jobs for North Queensland moved a step closer today.

    The Hon K Jones | Friday 12:00pm

    Drone pilot course takes off at Mabel Park State High

    Students at Mabel Park State High School will be among the first in Queensland to gain a qualification in drone piloting skills.

    The Hon C Pitt | Friday 11:14am

    Another big tick for Palaszczuk Government’s economic plan

    S&P Global Ratings’ announcement that affirms its AA+ credit rating for Queensland is another big tick for the Palaszczuk Government’s economic plan, says Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment Curtis Pitt.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Friday 11:02am

    Community groups urged to apply for funding under new round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund

    The Palaszczuk Government is calling on Queensland community groups to apply for funding under the next round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund, which opens today.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Friday 10:33am

    Work under way to assess farm production impact

    Government staff are on the ground in central Queensland and the Burnett assessing damage to agricultural production caused by floods and recent heavy rain.

    The Hon M Bailey | Friday 10:14am

    Audit reveals big power bill savings at Burdekin pump station

    Lower Burdekin Water (LBW) has slashed its power bill at one pump station by $20,000 a year after implementing the findings of an Energy Savers Program audit.

    The Hon L Enoch | Friday 9:00am

    Regional Queenslanders win big in annual open data awards

    A Sunshine Coast team behind a drone that delivers medicine to isolated customers is among a swag of successful Queenslanders who collected gold medals and honourable mentions at a recent international event to celebrate the use of government data in solving community problems.

    The Hon M Bailey | Friday 9:00am

    Whale sized works on Warrego Highway underway

    Thirty-two concrete girders, each the length of a fully grown blue whale, have been installed as part of construction on a new overpass west of Toowoomba.