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    The Hon M Bailey | 7:00am

    Have your say about proposals to combat drink driving in Queensland

    Queenslanders are being reminded to have their say on proposed changes to Queensland’s drink driving laws before next week’s deadline.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 6:25am

    Premier invites Queenslanders to share memories of Queen’s first visit

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is inviting Queenslanders to share their memories of Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to Queensland in 1954.

    The Hon S Miles | 5:55am

    Water testing in central Queensland all clear

    Water quality testing across the Fitzroy Basin has now concluded with the final laboratory analysis for two rivers east of Emerald showing that water quality in the region remains high.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Yesterday 7:00pm

    Housing boost for Pormpuraaw

    A far north Queensland builder has secured a new Queensland Government contract to upgrade public housing in Pormpuraaw.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Yesterday 6:14pm

    New contract a win for Thursday Island

    A local building company has secured a new Queensland Government contract to provide the much-needed installation of a residential lift to a Thursday Island social housing dwelling.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Yesterday 3:30pm

    Mornington Island upgrade contract a win for local community

    A Far North Queensland housing maintenance company has secured a new Queensland Government contract to upgrade public housing on Mornington Island.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 3:16pm

    Seats for all sitting MPs to contest at next State election

    The proposed electoral redistribution dramatically changes the boundaries of electorates across Queensland, but it doesn’t alter my Government’s commitment to create jobs and restore services for all Queenslanders.

    The Hon S Miles | Yesterday 3:03pm

    Environment Minister to stand in Murrumba

    Queensland's Environment Minister Steven Miles today (Monday) announced he will contest the next State election in the new outer-Brisbane seat of Murrumba.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Yesterday 2:55pm

    Schools maintenance contract awarded to local business

    A local electrical company has secured a new Queensland Government contract to maintain schools in the Kingaroy region.

    The Hon C Dick | Yesterday 10:36am

    Funding set to improve sexual health and combat STIs

    Sexual health services will receive a $5.27 million injection over four years to promote good sexual health and fight sexually transmissible infections across the state.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 8:00am

    New campaign encourages parents to protect their P-plater

    Queensland parents are being encouraged to stay in the passenger seat after their young driver receives their P1 driver’s licence, to help keep them safe behind the wheel.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 6:49am

    Additional $50 million boost for Queensland’s primary producers

    The Palaszczuk Government has approved an additional $50 million to be provided to primary producers as concessional loans following an unprecedented uptake for financial assistance and to support prawn farmers affected by the white spot disease to rebuild their businesses.

    The Hon S Miles | Sunday 12:27pm

    Palaszczuk Government consultation on plastic bag ban receives more than 23,000 submissions

    More than 23,000 Queenslanders have had their say on the proposal to ban lightweight single-use plastic shopping bags in Queensland.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Sunday 11:27am

    $15 million to meet childcare costs for hardworking foster carers

    The Palaszczuk Government will attract more working Queenslanders to take on the invaluable job of fostering, after pledging to help pay for childcare and kindy.

    The Hon M Bailey | Sunday 8:00am

    Fuel price board reforms to protect motorists and end real price confusion

    The Palaszczuk Government has commenced community and industry consultation on reforms to protect motorists from pricing confusion at petrol stations.

    The Hon S Miles | Sunday 6:04am

    Palaszczuk Government calls for innovators to help the Great Barrier Reef

    The Palaszczuk Government is offering a multi-million dollar incentive to attract innovative ways of helping improve the water quality of the Great Barrier Reef.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Saturday 4:35pm

    Toowoomba Sports Ground opens for an all-star year in 2017

    With a $400,000 Palaszczuk Government pitch redevelopment reaching the final siren, it’s game on for the 2017 football season at the Toowoomba Sports Ground.

    The Hon C Dick | Saturday 2:03pm

    Another QLD first for the Sunshine Coast University Hospital

    Health and Ambulance Services Minister Cameron Dick has revealed the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) will be the first hospital in Queensland to use intelligent logistic robots to lift and transport meals and supplies when the facility opens next month.

    The Hon M Furner | Saturday 12:56pm

    2017 Queensland Reconciliation Awards open for nomination

    Nominations for the 2017 Queensland Reconciliation Awards are now open.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Saturday 11:30am

    Watpac scores contractor role for stadium mega-screens

    Queensland’s live sport fans and concert goers will soon feel even closer to the on-field action, with Watpac today announced as the project contractor to deliver new screens at the Gabba and Suncorp Stadium.

    The Hon K Jones | Saturday 11:00am

    Queensland tourism industry shines on national stage

    Four of Queensland’s leading regional tourism events and operators have taken out top honours at the prestigious Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in Darwin overnight.

    The Hon L Enoch | Saturday 8:00am

    New gene technology law to commence

    Queensland’s new gene technology laws will be in step with Commonwealth legislation from next week, creating certainty for research in the state.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Saturday 7:42am

    Premier vows to bring forward domestic violence legislation

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has vowed to bring forward legislation aimed to prevent and protect victims of domestic violence to a vote in State Parliament months earlier than scheduled.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Saturday 7:06am

    Premier invites regional Mayors for Adani meetings in India

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has invited five mayors from regional Queensland to join her meetings with the leadership of Adani, the proponents of the $21 billion Carmichael Coal project, in India next month (March).

    The Hon K Jones | Friday 4:07pm

    Whitsundays primed for tourism infrastructure investment boom

    Tourism Minister Kate Jones today nominated the Whitsundays to be part of a new push to drive tourism infrastructure investment in the region.

    The Hon L Enoch | Friday 3:30pm

    Cairns tourism to benefit from Advance Queensland funding

    Cairns tourism is set for an innovation injection thanks to the Palaszczuk Government’s Advance Queensland initiative.

    The Hon A Lynham | Friday 2:53pm

    Have your say on new Great Artesian Basin water plan

    Residents, industry and producers can take advantage of public information sessions being held in regional centres to discuss the Palaszczuk Government’s draft water plan for the Great Artesian Basin (GAB) and other regional aquifers.

    The Hon M Bailey | Friday 2:19pm

    Palaszczuk Govt reforms continue electricity price stability in regional Qld

    The Palaszczuk Government’s efforts to restrain and stabilise power prices are continuing for a third year following the release of the Queensland Competition Authority draft determination on regulated retail electricity prices for regional Queensland in 2017-18.

    The Hon A Lynham | Friday 12:38pm

    Qld hits shortlist for army vehicle project

    Queensland is in the running as the potential location to design, build and maintain the next multi-billion dollar generation of Australian Army armoured combat reconnaissance vehicles.

    The Hon L Enoch | Friday 11:44am

    Vodafone to help connect Queensland small businesses

    Small Business Minister Leeanne Enoch today announced the Palaszczuk Government was partnering with Vodafone for 2017 Queensland Small Business Week.