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    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 8:30pm

    Cassowary Award recipients celebrated for outstanding work

    Individuals, groups and organisations have been recognised tonight for their outstanding contributions in protecting Queensland’s Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, which is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 2:30pm

    Yarrabah festival celebrates First Nations’ arts and culture

    The Yarrabah Music and Cultural Festival is today bringing people together for a celebration of culture and artistic talent.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Yesterday 10:46am

    Federal Government inaction after Grenfell Tower tragedy puts Queenslanders at risk

    Two years on from the Grenfell Tower inferno in London, the global aftershocks are pushing Queensland’s building industry into an insurance crisis.

    The Hon M Ryan | Friday 7:00pm

    Public Safety Response Team Capability for Townsville

    Townsville now has a PSRT capability to boost community safety.

    The Hon M Bailey | Friday 5:08pm

    Chair appointed to lead Palaszczuk Government public transport fares panel

    One of Australia’s leading public transport minds has been appointed to chair the Palaszczuk Government’s new Public Transport Fares Advisory Panel.

    The Hon C Dick | Friday 4:30pm

    State government steps in to help save historic Lamb House

    Extra protection has been granted to preserve the existing characteristics of historic Lamb House and its grounds, a property that’s considered one of Queensland’s most important heritage homes.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Friday 1:40pm

    Water Grid in action as North Pine goes offline

    The benefits of South East Queensland’s Water Grid will come to the fore as the North Pine Water Treatment Plant goes offline for maintenance and upgrade works.

    The Hon G Grace | Friday 12:20pm

    Lowest workers’ compensation rates providing stability for Queensland employers

    Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has today announced that WorkCover Queensland will maintain its current premium rate for another 12 months, the sixth straight year that the rate has remained the same.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Friday 12:14pm

    Palaszczuk Government to establish dedicated Office for Veterans

    The Palaszczuk Government will establish an Office for Veterans to provide a more concentrated focus on veterans’ policies and services, the Premier announced in Parliament today.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Friday 12:00pm

    Neighbourhood centre support continues to grow

    The Palaszczuk Government is continuing to support the state’s network of 124 neighbourhood and community centres.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Friday 11:30am

    Know the signs and make abuse stop this Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    Elder abuse happens in Queensland – and it’s up to all Queenslanders to know the signs and make the abuse stop.

    The Hon D Farmer | Friday 11:15am

    Amendments to help young people stay out of detention

    The Queensland Government introduced legislation into Parliament today (14 June) aiming to keep young people out of watch houses and detention while maintaining community safety.

    The Hon K Jones | Friday 10:32am

    World class far north ecotourism trail fully funded in State Budget

    The Palaszczuk Government will provide $36 million in theState Budget to fully fund construction of the Wangetti Trail in Tropical North Queensland.

    The Hon K Jones | Friday 10:29am

    Funding boost for Queensland regional innovators

    Startub hubs across the state will receive a $1.29 million boost in funding through a program expected to create 17 jobs in regional Queensland.

    The Hon M Ryan | Friday 10:17am

    Police launch new recruitment drive

    The Queensland Police Service has today launched a new recruitment drive to attract a diversity of applicants.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Friday 8:00am

    Interim Management Committee starts work at Logan City Council

    An Interim Management Committee (IMC) consisting of six members will start work today at Logan City Council to support the Interim Administrator Tamara O’Shea in ensuring good governance and integrity for the people of Logan.

    The Hon M Ryan | Thursday 7:15pm

    Police relentless in the pursuit of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs

    The Queensland Police Service is taking the fight to Outlaw Motorcycle gangs with membership hitting a new low.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Thursday 3:53pm

    Statement from the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice

    The Governor in Council has today approved a recommendation by Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath to immediately suspend the Public Trustee Peter Carne, pending a show cause notice, as a consequence of serious allegations which could amount to misbehaviour und ...

    The Hon G Grace | Thursday 3:49pm

    Still no detail on LNP air-conditioning thought bubble

    The LNP has again failed to provide any detail on its proposal to air-condition every state school classroom in Queensland, Education Minister Grace Grace said today.

    The Hon C Dick | Thursday 3:00pm

    Manufacturing program to be slashed under a Frecklington LNP government

    The Palaszczuk Government’s successful $46 million Made in Queensland funding program for the state’s manufacturing sector would be cut by more than half under an LNP government.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Thursday 2:00pm

    New district court judge and new magistrates for Queensland

    A new judge has today been appointed to the District Court of Queensland, along with three new magistrates.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Thursday 12:02pm

    Happy National TAFE Day

    Queensland is celebrating National TAFE Day and the enormous contribution they make in providing world class training for so many Queenslanders every year.

    The Hon J Trad | Thursday 11:55am

    More jobs for Queenslanders

    More than 207,000 jobs have been created since the Palasczcuk Government came to office, ABS Labour Force numbers released today confirm.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Thursday 11:30am

    Palaszczuk Government and Local Contractors Prepare Mackay for Storm Season

    As Queenslanders are no strangers to wild weather, the Palaszczuk Government has moved to ensure that 189 low income Queenslanders living in Mackay have been given grants of up to $11,250 to make their homes more cyclone resilient.

    The Hon S Miles | Thursday 10:21am

    New subsidy for Queenslanders following laryngectomies

    The Palaszczuk Government will deliver Heat and Moisture Exchanger (HME) devices for Queenslanders who have had a laryngectomy.

    The Hon C Dick | Thursday 6:00am

    North Queensland country club and equestrian centre jumps another hurdle

    The proposed North Queensland Country Club Resort and Equestrian Centre near Townsville has cleared another hurdle with the Queensland Government releasing the draft terms of reference for the project’s environmental impact statement (EIS).

    The Hon G Grace | Wednesday 5:41pm

    $63.6 million to support children with disability

    Education Minister Grace Grace has today announced that the Palaszczuk Government will continue funding for early childhood development programs and services for children with a disability aged from 0-5 years.

    The Hon M Furner | Wednesday 4:56pm

    Further updates to Queensland drought declarations

    Bundaberg Regional Council has been drought-declared following the latest recommendations from Local Drought Committees.

    The Hon C Dick | Wednesday 4:06pm

    World-class cultural centre to boost tourism in Bowen

    Bowen is set to receive a new world-class conference and cultural centre at Flagstaff Hill, off the back of funding through Round 4 of the Palaszczuk Government’s successful $295 million Building our Regions (BoR) program.

    The Hon C Dick | Wednesday 4:06pm

    Charleville Industrial Precinct secures $1 million boost to expand

    Stage 2 of Charleville’s Industrial Precinct has been given the green light, paving the way for more local jobs thanks to funding through Round 4 of the Palaszczuk Government’s successful $295 million Building our Regions (BoR) program.