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    The Hon C O'Rourke | Yesterday 9:31pm

    Last chance for Innisfail residents to apply for emergency grants following flooding

    More than $20,000 worth of grants have been distributed to Innisfail residents affected by recent flooding, to help them cover the costs of essential items such as food, clothing and medication.

    The Hon M Ryan | Yesterday 3:31pm

    Prisoners help with flood recovery in Innisfail

    Prisoners from the Innisfail Work Camp have assisted with the clean-up of the town in the wake of damaging floods.

    The Hon M Ryan | Yesterday 3:16pm

    Cairns police cracking down on crime with special operation

    Cairns police have charged 195 people on 784 charges since January 1, as officers continue to target property offences in the community.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 2:44pm

    Vietjet Air announces new service to Brisbane

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced Vietnam’s largest budget airline will fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Brisbane from 2019 in a deal that will generate $30 million for Queensland and support hundreds of jobs.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 2:00pm

    Regional Art Awards exhibition showcases Iconic Queensland

    Toowoomba is the first destination for a touring exhibition of iconic visual art, created by artists from right across Queensland.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 11:54am

    Palaszczuk Government grant allows Toowoomba kids to code drones

    A Toowoomba program that teaches children to code drones is one of the recipients of the latest round of Engaging Science Grants from the Palaszczuk Government.

    The Hon M Bailey | Friday 6:00pm

    Nearly $7 million announced to improve cycling in Brisbane

    The cycling revolution underway in the River City has shifted up a gear, with the announcement of a multi-million dollar infrastructure facelift.

    The Hon C Dick | Friday 4:45pm

    Queensland craft brewers have support on tap

    Queensland’s craft brewers will close out Brewsvegas 2018 with plans for a new government strategy to support the industry’s expansion.

    The Hon C Dick | Friday 3:28pm

    Rockhampton rebounds from Marcia with riverside revitalisation

    Tropical Cyclone Marcia, which hit Central Queensland’s coast in 2015, has been no match for the tenacious spirit of Central Queenslanders, with Rockhampton transforming its badly-damaged upper and lower riverbank into a $36 million community and tourism asset.

    The Hon L Enoch | Friday 2:54pm

    Men ordered to pay $17,000 for taking turtles and dugong

    Two men have been penalised more than $17,000 for taking two green turtles and one dugong within the Great Sandy Marine Park off Hervey Bay.

    The Hon S Miles | Friday 2:03pm

    Gold Coast hosts top transplant athletes

    Twenty-five of the best transplant athletes from across the country have united on the Gold Coast for the largest transplant-specific training event to ever take place in Australia.

    The Hon M Bailey | Friday 1:48pm

    Queensland Rail to retain and upgrade Pomona pedestrian crossing

    After listening to community feedback, Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey said Queensland Rail (QR) will retain the current pedestrian crossing at Pomona station.

    The Hon S Miles | Friday 1:42pm

    Asbestos roofs put South East neighbourhoods at risk

    Queenslander’s are inadvertently putting their neighbour’s lives at risk by using high pressure water blasters on asbestos roofs.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Friday 12:03pm

    Premier welcomes Director-General appointments

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced the appointments of two new Directors-General to the Queensland Public Service.

    The Hon M Furner | Friday 11:20am

    Stronger fisheries laws aim to combat seafood black market

    Reforms to modernise Queensland’s fisheries laws, including stronger compliance powers and penalties for serious offences such as seafood black marketing, have been proposed by the Palaszczuk Government.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Friday 11:01am

    New $1 million Glass House Mountains District Park officially opened

    Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe today officially opened a new $1 million park that celebrates the unique natural beauty of the Glass House Mountains on the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Mr Hinchliffe was joined by Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson at the openi ...

    The Hon M Bailey | Friday 9:08am

    Maintenance hubs make for Games-ready rail network

    The final plans are being delivered to Games-ready Queensland Rail’s network, including rapid response maintenance hubs up and down the Gold Coast line to keep trains moving during GC2018.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Friday 8:00am

    Palaszczuk Government partners for impact with Queensland’s homelessness sector

    Queenslanders working in the homelessness sector now have greater job security after the Palaszczuk Government today announced it would lock in five-year funding contracts for specialist service providers.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Friday 6:43am

    Queensland students say no to bullying

    An estimated 570,000 Queensland students are today taking a stand against bullying and cyberbullying.

    The Hon M Bailey | Thursday 4:47pm

    Comm Games Baton Travels on Iconic Kuranda Train

    The Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) has been welcomed aboard the iconic Kuranda Scenic Railway (KSR) today, as part of its two-day trip to the Cairns region – 81 days after the Baton first touched down in Australia, and 20 days before the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games begin.

    The Hon L Enoch | Thursday 3:15pm

    Queensland businesses are stars in environmental sustainability

    Queensland businesses are making waves in reducing their energy, water and waste bills and have today received a special Star status for reducing their impact on the environment.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Thursday 2:15pm

    Boosting business to go digital

    Queensland small businesses wanting to boost their digital and online presence can now apply for funding of up to $10,000 under the latest round of Small Business Digital Grants.

    The Hon L Enoch | Thursday 1:44pm

    Crocodile removed from Cooktown’s Endeavour River

    Minister for Environment Leeanne Enoch has praised wildlife officers who have safely removed a 4 metre crocodile from the Endeavour River at Cooktown.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Thursday 1:30pm

    Engineering paves the way to jobs

    All Fifteen participants in the last round of Challenge Employment and Training’s Pathways to Engineering graduates have secured employment with a leading manufacturing company.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Thursday 12:15pm

    Ready Reserves now working in flood-affected areas of Innisfail

    The Palaszczuk Government is continuing to support residents in flood-affected parts of North Queensland with Ready Reserves working to provide targeted outreach support in Innisfail.

    The Hon D Farmer | Thursday 11:59am

    Domestic violence victims to receive more support in Far North Queensland

    People experiencing domestic and family violence in Mossman/Port Douglas, Cairns and Mareeba can look forward to more support with more than $5m over five years for new services.

    The Hon L Enoch | Thursday 11:30am

    Queensland Museum gets mummified

    Six Egyptian Mummies will make Queensland Museum their home until August.

    The Hon C Dick | Thursday 11:14am

    Redbank lands centre of military excellence

    Queensland’s construction, advanced manufacturing and defence industry sectors are again riding high, with the Palaszczuk Government furthering yesterday’s LAND 400 contract win by today announcing Rheinmetall Defence Australia’s highly-anticipated Military Vehicle Centre of Exce ...

    The Hon M Bailey | Thursday 10:00am

    Helensvale Bus station upgrade boosts seamless travel for games

    Stage 1 of the $14 million Helensvale bus station revamp has been completed, ensuring the transport hub will allow seamless travel for visitors and locals during the upcoming Commonwealth Games.

    The Hon M Bailey | Thursday 9:00am

    Multi-million dollar intersection upgrade underway in Hervey Bay

    Work is underway on a $26 million upgrade for the Pialba–Burrum Heads Road, Scrub Hill Road and Wide Bay Drive intersection at Eli Waters.