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    The Hon M Bailey | 12:37pm

    M1 delegation snubbed by Turnbull Government again

    The Prime Minister has snubbed the M1 delegation yet again and ignored the critical M1 funding issue after touching down in Brisbane for the LNP love-in, Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said today.

    The Hon M de Brenni | 9:30am

    Sustainable seniors soak-up savings at Queensland retirement village

    Caboolture retirees and seniors are setting a new benchmark for sustainable living according to Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni.

    The Hon G Grace | 7:00am

    Far North set to celebrate at today's Mareeba Multicultural Festival

    Multicultural Affairs Minister Grace Grace will today officially open the Mareeba Multicultural Festival.

    The Hon B Byrne | Yesterday 6:10pm

    New fire station will help Federal Rural Fire Brigade save lives

    Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) Rural Fire Service (RFS) volunteers operating in Federal will be better-equipped to protect their local community with the official opening of their new fire station tomorrow.

    The Hon B Byrne | Yesterday 5:37pm

    Queensland Police speak up for road safety

    As part of a Road Safety Week message, Police, Fire and Emergency Services Minister Bill Byrne and Road Policing Command Assistant Commissioner Mike Keating have reminded motorists not to drive impaired.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 5:30pm

    Startup weekend to lift Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in digital economy

    A startup weekend to help young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from regional and remote communities develop their business ideas and entrepreneurial skills opens in Brisbane today [Friday, 26 August 2016].

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 5:06pm

    Queensland’s first major storage dam marks 150 years

    The first major water storage dam built in Queensland will celebrate its 150th birthday on a high note this Sunday with an afternoon of opera.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 4:59pm


    Small Business Minister Leeanne Enoch says Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls has misled Queenslanders on the former LNP Government’s record on red tape reduction for small business.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 4:45pm

    Advance Queensland launches Indigenous STEM program

    Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are set to benefit from an engaging new Advance Queensland program designed to grow future university participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

    The Hon G Grace | Yesterday 3:00pm

    Women in business recognised at Brisbane gala awards

    Employment Minister Grace Grace has congratulated the winners of the Brisbane Region Women in Business Awards at a gala lunch today.

    The Hon B Byrne | Yesterday 2:52pm

    Queenslanders reminded to drive safely

    As Road Safety Week draws to a close, Minister for Police Bill Byrne and Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey have encouraged people to continue discussing driving safely among family and friends.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 1:45pm

    Name announced for new special school in Cairns

    Education Minister Kate Jones today announced the name of the new special school scheduled to open in Cairns in time for the start of term one 2017.

    The Hon B Byrne | Yesterday 1:39pm

    Rockhampton’s SES better equipped to help community

    Local State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers in Rockhampton have a greater ability to help their communities thanks to more than $14,200 worth of vital emergency equipment handed over today.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 1:00pm

    Grass roots road safety programs receive $8m to save lives

    More than $8.4 million will be shared between Queensland schools, community groups and councils to improve road safety in their local areas during the next three years.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 12:23pm

    ACCC urged to investigate Brisbane petrol prices

    Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply Mark Bailey has urged the ACCC to open an official investigation into Brisbane’s petrol prices.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 9:53am

    LNP to “right size” public service puts teachers, nurses, doctors at risk again

    The LNP has recommitted to cut jobs across Queensland with a renewed push to “right size” the public service, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 9:30am

    Regions to have say in advancing innovation funding

    The Startup community in Queensland has been invited to have a say in the development of a new Palaszczuk Government program for regional innovation.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Thursday 3:30pm

    Asia strategy to boost Queensland’s tourism appeal

    The Palaszczuk Government’s Connecting to Asia Forum in Cairns today will hear how Queensland plans to become Australia’s leading destination for Asian travellers.

    The Hon C Pitt | Thursday 2:40pm

    Jobs focus to address regional employment

    The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics released today show unemployment is lower across the majority of Queensland’s regions, with pockets recording increases.

    The Hon K Jones | Thursday 1:31pm

    Tourism investment on track as Cairns Aquarium hits halfway mark

    Queensland’s $12 billion tourism investment pipeline is driving more visitors and jobs growth with construction of the $50 million Cairns Aquarium and Reef Research Centre reaching halfway.

    The Hon M Bailey | Thursday 1:31pm

    New cycling strategy the focus at Queensland Cycling Forum

    Key players from across Queensland have come together in Brisbane to discuss a new cycling strategy for the state.

    The Hon M Bailey | Thursday 1:00pm

    New roundabout to open at Cooroy Southern Interchange on the Bruce Highway

    A new roundabout at the intersection of Myall Street and Nandroya Road, which forms part of the upgrade to the Cooroy to Curra Southern Interchange is now open.

    The Hon B Byrne | Thursday 12:51pm

    Opportunistic commentary in relation to Home Hill incident - not helpful

    Minister for Police Bill Byrne said he has been advised by the Queensland Police that the investigation in relation to the tragic incident in Home Hill on Tuesday night is ongoing.

    The Hon C Dick | Thursday 12:31pm

    Faster, easier hearing loss screening for newborns

    Queensland babies will be screened for hearing loss in as little as 12 seconds under a $1.1million rollout of new screening equipment unveiled today by the Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick.

    The Hon B Byrne | Thursday 10:02am

    2016 Suncorp Police Scholarship announced

    Police Minister Bill Byrne, Commissioner Ian Stewart and Suncorp Group’s CEO Insurance Anthony Day today announced the recipient of the 2016 Suncorp Police Scholarship.

    The Hon B Byrne | Wednesday 5:20pm

    Palaszczuk Government welcomes Federal Government's funding towards organised crime in Queensland - but more is needed

    Police Minister Bill Byrne has welcomed the Federal Government’s move to build on the Palaszczuk Government’s work dismantling organised crime in Queensland.

    The Hon C Pitt | Wednesday 4:48pm

    New and improved Lake Borumba boat ramp opens

    The Lake Borumba boat ramp is back in business after receiving a $410,000 makeover.

    The Hon C Pitt | Wednesday 3:54pm

    Warrego Highway between Toowoomba and Oakey widened to four lanes

    Work has been completed on widening around six kilometres of the Warrego Highway between Toowoomba and Oakey in Queensland, significantly improving safety and efficiency.

    The Hon C Pitt | Wednesday 3:20pm

    Local firm secures accelerated project for Port of Mackay

    A $2.3 million investment in the Port of Mackay is underway with local contractors EPOCA Constructions starting work on a major infrastructure upgrade.

    The Hon C Pitt | Wednesday 3:08pm

    Latest evidence shows construction continuing to climb in Queensland

    The latest ABS data shows the volume of construction work done in Queensland in the June quarter rose 2.7 per cent to $9.47 billion.