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    The Hon J Trad | 2:39pm

    Show us the legislation

    Queensland has called on the Commonwealth to put its money where its mouth is and release the draft legislation it says will guarantee no state or territory will be worse off under its proposed GST calve up.

    The Hon C Crawford | 1:15pm

    Palaszczuk Government donates $50,000 to support surf lifesavers in SOS Week

    Fire and Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford today (Tuesday) launched the annual 'Support Our Savers' fundraising appeal with a donation of $50,000 from the Palaszczuk Government.

    The Hon M Bailey | 12:12pm

    Interim chair appointed to QR

    Queensland Rail board member David Marchant AM has been appointed as the organisation's next chair.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | 12:00pm

    Corruption investigator to head new councillor complaints office

    Respected crime investigator Kathleen Florian has been appointed as the inaugural Independent Assessor to head up the new office to deal with councillor conduct complaints in Queensland. Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe welcomed the appointment of Ms Florian, who was ...

    The Hon M de Brenni | 10:45am

    Overwhelming Response to Renting Consultation

    In just two and a half weeks, more than 29,000 Queenslanders have had their say on renting a place to live in our state.

    The Hon S Fentiman | 9:00am

    Anti-poverty week forum focusses on women

    Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman today will co-host a public forum on Women and Poverty as part of the 15th national Anti-Poverty week events.

    The Hon C Crawford | 4:47am

    Queenslanders urged to support rural firefighters on Yellow Ribbon Day

    Fire and Emergency Services Craig Crawford – a former Victorian rural firefighter – today (Tuesday) urged Queenslanders to show their support on Yellow Ribbon Day for the state’s 36,000 Rural Fire Service (RFS) volunteers.

    The Hon M Furner | Yesterday 5:33pm

    Applications closing for AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award

    Applications for the 2019 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award will close at the end of this month, so nominations will soon need to be submitted.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 3:47pm

    Queensland still sold short with federal arts funding framework changes

    Queensland Arts Minister Leeanne Enoch has called on the federal government to play a larger role in arts funding for Queensland.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 3:41pm

    Expressions of interest open for new Queensland ecotrails

    Investors are being enticed to develop three new ecotourism trails in North Queensland and the Sunshine Coast.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 3:40pm

    New festival to lure ‘foodies’ to the Sunshine Coast

    Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones has today announced the Sunshine Coast will host a new food festival in 2019, aimed at showcasing the region’s food experiences.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 1:05pm

    Queensland acts on cyberbullies

    15 October, 2018

    The Hon C Crawford | Yesterday 8:30am

    Queensland firefighters develop cutting-edge technology to help protect people and property

    Queensland firefighters have developed world-class technology to help them accurately predict the path of destructive vegetation fires – potentially saving lives and property, Fire and Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford said today (Monday).

    The Hon G Grace | Yesterday 8:00am

    Farm safety messages through the eyes and hands of young Queenslanders

    After their success in a state-wide drawing competition, the works of 12 talented primary school students feature in the 2019 edition of the farm safety calendar.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 7:02am

    Premier uses social media to respond to cyberbullying

    The Premier has taken to social media this morning to outline how Queensland intends to tackle cyberbullying.

    The Hon L Enoch | Sunday 11:00am

    New round of heritage grants sees almost $1 million made available

    New round of heritage grants sees almost $1 million made available

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Saturday 8:02pm

    Premier acclaims 40 years of helicopter rescue service

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has praised RACQ LifeFlight for 40 years of service to the Queensland community, describing the organisation as ‘one of our great institutions’.

    The Hon L Enoch | Saturday 12:15pm

    Work begins to prepare ex-HMAS Tobruk dive site for global tourists

    Beginner level divers will be able to access more of the ex-HMAS Tobruk including features such as the propeller without any changes to the ship’s current position, according to an independent dive report.

    The Hon M Furner | Saturday 10:00am

    Plan to turn Bribie Island eyesore into aquaculture hub

    The Palaszczuk Government has today announced a plan to turn rundown buildings on Bribie Island into an innovative world-leading aquaculture hub.

    The Hon C Dick | Saturday 9:00am

    Inaugural meeting of North Queensland Defence Advisory Board

    The North Queensland Defence Advisory Board met in Townsville this week for the first time to discuss the multimillion dollar future of the defence industry in the region.

    The Hon C Crawford | Friday 4:49pm

    Almost 500 calls for SES assistance in the wake of SEQ storms

    Fire and Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford has praised the efforts of volunteers from the State Emergency Service (SES) and Rural Fire Service (RFS) involved in the clean-up of storm-hit areas in the South Burnett region.

    The Hon L Enoch | Friday 3:15pm

    East Trinity remediation a major success thanks to clever science

    Scientists involved in an 18-year project to remediate acid sulphate soils at a north Queensland site have pulled off a major accomplishment, turning the once badly acidified land into a place where mangroves, native birds and other wildlife have now returned.

    The Hon L Enoch | Friday 2:58pm

    Education is key in crocodile country

    The Palaszczuk Government’s Crocwise education program is proving vital in keeping Queenslanders safe near waterways in crocodile country, with figures showing more people are becoming engaged and reporting crocodiles than ever before.

    The Hon C Dick | Friday 2:32pm

    Burnett Heads town centre $6.6 million facelift complete


    The Hon J Trad | Friday 12:53pm

    Torres Strait child rearing practices to be enshrined in law

    Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders will help to develop new legislation that officially recognises traditional Torres Strait Islander child rearing practices.

    The Hon C Dick | Friday 12:44pm

    Maryborough manufacturer expanding locally to target new markets

    Maryborough’s iconic supplier to the Australian building industry, Hyne Timber, is commencing construction and fit-out of a state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing glue laminated timber plant with support from the Palaszczuk Government.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Friday 12:39pm

    Queensland attracts more new apprentices and trainees

    Data released today shows Queensland continues to buck national trends with increases in apprenticeship and traineeship commencements

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Friday 11:41am

    Safety and recovery the focus after severe SEQ storms

    As the clean-up following yesterday’s severe storm activity across South-East Queensland continues, families, businesses and farmers are beginning to count the cost of the damage.

    The Hon C Dick | Friday 11:24am

    Queenslanders awarded for building resilience

    Four innovative projects from across Queensland have been recognised for making communities safer and better prepared for natural disasters and emergencies at the 2018 Get Ready Queensland Resilient Australia Awards.

    The Hon D Farmer | Friday 11:20am

    Latest quarterly data shows ongoing improvement in Child Safety response times

    Queensland’s Child Safety system continues to show improvements, with the Palaszczuk Government’s continued investment in new staff getting results.