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    The Hon M Furner | 2:30pm

    Tamborine community celebrates Rhoda Rushbrook Park opening

    Tamborine Mountain’s reputation as a vibrant tourist destination has been given a boost with the opening of the Rhoda Rushbrook Park, made possible through more than $340,000 in funding from the Palaszczuk Government.

    The Hon S Miles | 2:27pm

    Crocodile management zones changed in Mareeba Shire Council area

    The Palaszczuk Government has responded to the Mareeba community’s concerns about crocodile safety by changing the Queensland Crocodile Management Plan (QCMP) to allow the targeting of all crocodiles for removal within certain Mareeba Shire Council areas.

    The Hon S Miles | 1:57pm

    Hi-tech tools to find SEQ koalas

    The Palaszczuk Government will deploy cutting-edge bioacoustic recognition and drones in a hi-tech effort to find and protect koalas in South East Queensland.

    The Hon S Fentiman | 1:35pm

    Another increase in Child Safety staff for South East region

    Child Safety services in the South East region will receive a boost with 51 additional Child Safety staff starting work in the region in the next two years.

    The Hon S Miles | 1:08pm

    Independent report: land clearing puts Queensland’s threatened species in peril

    An independent scientific report released today reveals the dangers to Queensland’s threatened species caused by land clearing.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 11:45am

    Queensland students unlock the code to a bright future

    A new coding competition for Queensland school students will uncover our emerging digital creators and innovators and drive a new focus on digital learning.

    The Hon B Byrne | 11:25am

    Juicy news for strawberry lovers

    Strawberry lovers will have a new Queensland-bred favourite to sink their teeth into this season, and growers are licking their lips in anticipation.

    The Hon B Byrne | 10:10am

    Expert panel appointed to advise on fisheries management reform

    Queensland’s Chief Scientist Professor Suzanne Miller will chair a new expert panel to advise on fisheries management and the implementation of the Palaszczuk Government’s extensive reform strategy.

    The Hon B Byrne | 10:00am

    Up to $3 million available for prawn farmers affected by White Spot

    Prawn farmers in the Logan and Albert River catchments whose operations have been disrupted by White Spot Disease can now apply for up to $3 million in low interest finance to aid their recovery.

    The Hon S Miles | 9:50am

    Palaszczuk Government to tackle Swanbank nuisance odour

    The Palaszczuk Government will stop industries in Swanbank from taking on noxious rubbish that produces offensive odours for the residential areas nearby.

    The Hon B Byrne | 8:54am

    More funding and lower interest rates for farm loans

    The Queensland Government’s First Start and Sustainability Loans are now open for application again, with more funding and lower interest rates.

    The Hon L Enoch | 8:45am

    Next year’s Myriad innovation festival to build on 2017 success

    Queensland will once again host Australasia’s premier international technology and innovation festival in 2018, following a stunning debut this year.

    The Hon C Pitt | Yesterday 2:47pm

    QPC draft report on manufacturing in Queensland

    Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment, Curtis Pitt, has welcomed the Queensland Productivity Commission’s draft report into the manufacturing sector as an opportunity to assess options for boosting output, exports, and jobs in our manufacturing sector.

    The Hon B Byrne | Yesterday 2:45pm

    Scallop fishery to benefit from $2.58m investment in research and monitoring

    A $2.58 million fisheries research and monitoring program will track recovery of Queensland’s scallop stock following significant decline in recent years.

    The Hon B Byrne | Yesterday 2:40pm

    Queenslanders hooked on freshwater fishing

    Recreational fishers throughout Queensland are set to reap the benefits of more than three million fish will be stocked in Queensland dams and weirs over the coming year.

    The Hon S Miles | Yesterday 2:31pm

    Cane growers commit to change for the Great Barrier Reef

    More than 100 cane growers have pledged to protect the Great Barrier Reef by signing up to a Palaszczuk Government program that improves the long-term sustainability of farms and the environment.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Yesterday 1:46pm

    New Land Court Member Appointed

    The Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has appointed Peta Stilgoe OAM as the new member of the Land Court of Queensland.

    The Hon C Pitt | Yesterday 1:34pm

    77,300 net new jobs created under Palaszczuk Government’s economic plan

    Today’s ABS figures show 77,300 net new jobs have been created under the Palaszczuk Government’s economic plan.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 1:22pm

    Acting Ministerial arrangements

    Two Ministers will share responsibilities for Energy, Water Supply, Biofuels, Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports following my decision to stand Mark Bailey aside as a Minister last night.

    The Hon S Miles | Yesterday 1:15pm

    Environmental conservation grants up to $50,000 on offer

    The Palaszczuk Government has opened the second round of its $12 million Community Sustainability Action Grants to projects that address conservation and climate change impacts or improve eco-efficiency of buildings.

    The Hon M Ryan | Yesterday 12:15pm

    More Body Worn Cameras for Queensland Police

    Minister for Police Mark Ryan has today announced the commencement of stage two of the Queensland Police Service (QPS) statewide roll out of body worn cameras (BWC).

    The Hon M Ryan | Yesterday 11:00am

    1000 new bunk beds to be constructed for Queensland correctional centres

    Minister for Corrective Services Mark Ryan has announced today the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to increase prisoner bed capacity at Queensland correctional centres by commencing construction on 1000 new bunk beds.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Yesterday 10:50am

    Sentencing Council reports back on child exploitation material

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath will consider recommendations in the Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council’s review of the classification of child exploitation material.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Yesterday 10:45am

    Government finalises Crime Statistics Unit

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has revealed the funding and model for a new independent crime statistics body.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Yesterday 10:30am

    New funding to boost domestic and family violence services in Toowoomba and Darling Downs

    Women and children affected by domestic and family violence in the Toowoomba and the Darling Downs will benefit from a $9.6m million funding boost to domestic and family violence support services.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Yesterday 9:32am

    Tourism plan maps out future training for 20,000 new jobs

    Minister for Training and Skills Yvette D’Ath has today released a plan that maps out the future of the tourism workforce and outlines how the industry is expected to need another 20,000 workers by 2020.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Yesterday 9:10am

    $33.9 million to assist Queensland job seekers

    Up to 7,100 job seekers across Queensland will be able to access training programs to help find work, thanks to the Palaszczuk Government’s newest round of funding under the successful Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.

    The Hon M Ryan | Yesterday 9:00am

    Palaszczuk Government invests in prison security to keep Queenslanders safe

    The Palaszczuk Government has committed $26.8 million in 2017-18 to continue the State’s five-year perimeter security upgrade program with works scheduled for completion by 2020 and creating more than 37 construction jobs.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 8:56am

    Shared services initiative saves Queensland Government millions

    The Palaszczuk Government’s push to digitise government services and modernise finance and human resource systems in the public sector is paying big dividends.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Wednesday 7:52pm

    Mark Bailey

    I met with Mark Bailey tonight and I have asked him to stand aside as Minister pending the outcome of the State Archivist investigation into his deactivation of his personal email account.