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    The Hon C Pitt | 1:52pm

    Federal funding review must focus on fairness

    Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt says the Productivity Commission review into GST distribution announced should not be used as an excuse for the Turnbull government to discriminate against Queensland and cut federal funding levels.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 1:11pm

    Turnbull must not use Hanson words against Queensland on GST share

    The Turnbull Government must rule out cutting Queensland’s share of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) revenue, as Senator Pauline Hanson and Western Australia politicians have proposed, in response to Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation Economic Impact Review it announced today.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 12:23pm

    LNP will cut jobs and essential services again, but where?

    Queenslanders know the Liberal National Party will cut essential frontline services and government jobs across the State if it was ever to return to Government, but they don’t know where.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 12:18pm

    Burdekin Falls Dam hydro-electricity to power North Queensland: Premier

    The Palaszczuk Government will invest to develop a business case for a hydro-electric power station on the State's largest dam - Burdekin Falls Dam - to secure energy and support jobs for North Queensland.

    The Hon S Miles | 10:31am

    Palaszczuk Government grant secures Woodfordia’s tree planting program

    Iconic festival site Woodfordia will expand its tree planting program with the help of a Palaszczuk Government grant.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 12:15pm

    Tourism campaign boost for the Whitsundays

    Australia’s most iconic tourism brands are joining forces to encourage more Australians to holiday in cyclone–affected Whitsundays.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 10:30am

    Volunteers transcribe WW1 experiences of Queenslanders

    The recollections and experiences of Queenslanders involved in the First World War will be digitised thanks to volunteers at the State Library of Queensland (SLQ).

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 9:30am

    Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games on track with Carrara venue now open

    The venue that will host the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) opening and closing ceremonies is now complete, with the purpose-built $105 million Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre in Carrara officially opened today.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Yesterday 9:00am

    Queensland SES teams vie for top spot at rescue challenge

    State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers from around Queensland will test their rescue skills and battle each other for the top spot at the SES State Disaster Rescue Challenge this weekend in Townsville.

    The Hon S Miles | Yesterday 8:36am

    Latest water quality and seafood test results now available

    Latest test results continue to show water quality in areas surrounding the Brisbane Airport remain within recreational water use guidelines.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 8:29am

    Cyclone Debbie damaged road reopens

    Crews are making great progress repairing Gold Coast roads damaged by Cyclone Debbie with Lamington National Park Road now open to traffic.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 8:26am

    Hinze Dam stands up to its biggest test

    An analysis into how Hinze Dam operated during ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie has found its most recent upgrade was a major contributor in reducing the risk of flooding for thousands of downstream homes.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Friday 5:44pm

    Government backs community housing with $1.8M deal

    A new partnership agreement between the State Government and the state’s community housing peak body is set to drive more investment in affordable housing across the sector.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Friday 2:54pm

    Family of the late Manmeet Sharma

    The President of Federation of Indian Communities of Queensland Mr Palanichamy Thevar JP has contacted my office today inviting me to meet with family of the late Manmeet Sharma, who are visiting from India.

    The Hon M Ryan | Friday 2:25pm

    Passing of Queensland Parole Board President Peter McInnes

    I was saddened to hear of the passing of Queensland Parole Board President Peter McInnes.

    The Hon G Grace | Friday 12:26pm

    Townsville conference promotes work safety and return to work

    Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace today joined rehabilitation and return to work experts at the North Queensland Return to Work Conference and Expo in Townsville.

    The Hon B Byrne | Friday 12:14pm

    It’s time for Barnaby to put up on White Spot

    The liability for the clean-up and on-going costs of the White Spot Disease outbreak in South East Queensland lies squarely at the feet of Barnaby Joyce and the Commonwealth, says Fisheries Minister Bill Byrne.

    The Hon C Pitt | Friday 11:00am

    Collins Avenue Bridge replacement complete

    Motorists, pedestrians and cyclists now have safer access to the Captain Cook Highway and Cairns Airport thanks to the new $3.8 million Collins Avenue Bridge funded by the Palaszczuk Government and Cairns Regional Council.

    The Hon C Pitt | Friday 10:51am

    New Good Money store opens in Cairns

    Cairns residents can steer clear of dodgy payday lenders with the official opening of a Good Money store in Cairns today.

    The Hon S Miles | Friday 10:21am

    Meeting leads to even stronger croc plan

    The Environment Minister Steven Miles will further strengthen Queensland’s crocodile management plan after meeting with Mayors from FNQ in Cairns.

    The Hon A Lynham | Friday 9:29am

    Qld coal land opens up for explorers

    More than 270 square kilometres of central Queensland, in one of the world’s leading coal production regions, is open for bids from explorers.

    The Hon C Pitt | Friday 9:02am

    Sensis: Queensland Small Business Confidence Highest in Seven Years

    New figures confirm Queensland’s small business sector is not only growing in size, but also in confidence.

    The Hon L Enoch | Friday 6:59am

    Capturing Sunshine Coast small business success

    The Sunshine Coast’s Hive Haven is aiming for ‘sweet success’ during next month’s Queensland Small Business Week (2017 QSBW).

    The Hon L Enoch | Friday 6:50am

    Capturing Gold Coast small business success

    A Gold Coast company behind a product especially aimed at footballers suffering from cramps will be one of thousands of small businesses taking part in this year’s Queensland Small Business Week (2017 QSBW).

    The Hon L Enoch | Friday 6:46am

    Capturing Queensland small business success

    One of thousands of small business operators who will take part in the 2017 Queensland Small Business Week, Kylie Kluger has big dreams for her small business.

    The Hon A Lynham | Thursday 2:53pm

    Canberra should invest in gas pipeline to address supply constraints

    The Turnbull Government must commit to a gas pipeline in Queensland as part of a long-term package to tackle the looming east coast gas shortage.

    The Hon M Furner | Thursday 2:30pm

    Winton Rebuilds an Australian Tourism Experience

    The $22 million reconstruction of Winton’s iconic Waltzing Matilda Centre has begun.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Thursday 2:18pm

    Latest child safety data shows true scale of ice scourge in Queensland

    Emerging “ice corridors” across southeast and Central Queensland mean 749 children – or one in every three – found to be in need of protection in 2016 had a parent using the drug.

    The Hon G Grace | Thursday 2:05pm

    Local Jobs First the focus at Townsville roundtable

    Employment Minister Grace Grace today met with local and industry experts in Townsville at the first of three Local Jobs First roundtables.

    The Hon K Jones | Thursday 1:06pm

    First GC2018 venue opens for volunteer processing

    Commonwealth Games Minister Kate Jones today officially opened the first operational venue of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games’ (GC2018).