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    The Hon J Seeney | Yesterday 3:12pm

    Brisbane’s next urban village creates jobs

    One hundred and eighty jobs will be created during the construction of Brisbane’s newest riverside development, Yeerongpilly Green.

    The Hon C Newman | Yesterday 1:58pm

    Premier recognises Vaughan Johnson's service to Queensland

    Premier Campbell Newman has thanked long-serving MP Vaughan Johnson for his dedication to Queensland after he announced he would retire from politics at the next state election.

    The Hon C Newman | Yesterday 11:14am

    Walt Disney Studios to film fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie in Queensland, Australia

    Federal Minister for the Arts, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, Queensland Premier Campbell Newman and Queensland Minister for the Arts Ian Walker today welcomed The Walt Disney Studios’ decision to film the fifth instalment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise in Queensla ...

    The Hon T Mander | Wednesday 12:30pm

    Boggo Road Gaol to be Reborn

    Brisbane’s historic Boggo Road Gaol is set to be reborn under a $300 million redevelopment unveiled today.

    Mr S Minnikin | Wednesday 5:00am

    New app released for Rego Sticker Liberation Day

    Checking your car registration status will be simple for Queensland drivers following the release of a new app to coincide with Rego Sticker Liberation Day.

    The Hon J Seeney | Tuesday 4:31pm

    Stanthorpe’s water supply secured for the future

    Stanthorpe families and farmers will have access to a larger, more secure water supply after Queensland’s independent Coordinator-General approved the $76 million Emu Swamp Dam project.

    The Hon T Nicholls | Tuesday 3:07pm

    Pitt admits Opposition has no plan for Queensland

    Opposition Treasury spokesman Curtis Pitt has today admitted that Labor has no plans for taking Queensland forward.

    The Hon J Langbroek | Tuesday 10:30am

    Government pledges $36 million for more apprenticeships

    School leavers and people looking for new skills or a career change will have more opportunities under a new innovative scheme paying employers up to $6,000 for each additional apprentice taken on this financial year.

    The Hon I Walker | Monday 1:30pm

    24 days of free music events celebrate the G20

    Brisbane’s iconic music scene will be celebrated with 24 days of free live music acts as Queensland prepares to welcome the world’s leaders for the G20 Summit.

    The Hon J Langbroek | Sunday 11:00am

    Queensland students get lessons on alcohol and drugs

    Queensland secondary students will start a new education program to prevent alcohol and drug-related violence from Term 4, delivering on the election promise to revitalise frontline services.

    The Hon J Seeney | 26 Sep 2:29pm

    Have your say on Sunshine Coast Airport expansion

    The next step in the potential expansion of the Sunshine Coast Airport which will create more than 1500 long-term jobs and provide a major economic boost for the region is underway, with the independent Coordinator-General releasing an environmental impact statement for public co ...

    The Hon L Springborg | 26 Sep 12:11pm

    Fourth nurses’ pay boost delivers 12 per cent more in pay packets under LNP

    Queensland nurses and midwives have been granted their fourth pay-rise since the election of the Newman LNP Government, making them overall about 12 percent better off than they were under Labor.

    The Hon J Langbroek | 25 Sep 4:46pm

    Historic Education Accord a step closer

    A 30-year plan for Queensland’s school education system is a step closer following today’s historic Education Accord Summit.

    The Hon J Langbroek | 25 Sep 4:00am

    Summit opens for historic Education Accord

    The future of schooling and the education pathway taken by Queensland children will be mapped out at an historic meeting in Brisbane, attended by hundreds of delegates from across the State.

    The Hon T Davis | 24 Sep 3:59pm

    Breaking ground on new Chinchilla Community Centre

    Construction of a new community one-stop-shop for Western Downs’ residents is underway with a sod-turning ceremony held to mark the official start of the project.

    The Hon C Newman | 24 Sep 1:14pm

    Great Results guaranteed for students in 2015

    The literacy and numeracy skills of Queensland children will improve, with $183 million going to all state schools in 2015 in the second round of the Great Results Guarantee.

    The Hon J Bleijie | 24 Sep 10:26am

    Queenslanders staying safer at work

    More Queenslanders are staying safer at work with new figures showing a significant drop in workplace fatalities and injuries across the State.

    The Hon J Seeney | 24 Sep 9:50am

    Premier Southport CBD site to be revitalised

    A once-in-a-generation development will begin today with the Queensland Government inviting expressions of interest for the sale of the former Gold Coast Hospital site.

    The Hon J Seeney | 24 Sep 7:30am

    Additional information requested for Aquis EIS

    Queensland’s independent Coordinator-General has called for additional information on the Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed $8 billion Aquis Resort near Cairns.

    The Hon J Langbroek | 24 Sep 6:00am

    Government to consider OP review

    Year 12 assessment and university entrance rankings are set to undergo their biggest transformation in more than two decades with the completion of a major review into Queensland’s Overall Position (OP) system.

    The Hon J Seeney | 23 Sep 4:01pm

    Historic CBD site to be revitalised

    An historic building in Brisbane’s CBD is set to receive a much needed rejuvenation with the announcement today that an Expressions of Interest process will be launched for redevelopment of the Brisbane Dental School and Brisbane Dental Hospital sites.

    The Hon S Emerson | 23 Sep 4:54am

    Angellala Creek side-track opens to light vehicles

    Cars, buses and trucks up to 22.5 tonnes will be able to cross Angellala Creek for the first time today following the serious truck accident from earlier this month.

    The Hon C Newman | 22 Sep 1:30pm

    Queensland, Australia. Endless Opportunities

    A new international campaign will take full advantage of Queensland being in the global spotlight at the G20 Leaders Leaders Summit in November.

    The Hon C Newman | 22 Sep 3:00am

    PREMIER AND LORD MAYOR DECLARE STORY BRIDGE OPEN FOR EVENTS

    Planners and organisers could take special events to new heights with the opportunity to have the Story Bridge closed for several occasions a year.

    The Hon C Newman | 21 Sep 12:47pm

    Queenslanders choose cheaper fares **Figures correction**

    Queenslanders choose cheaper fares **Note - correction in Fast Facts SEQ Savings examples for Gold/Sunshine Coast)

    The Hon J Langbroek | 20 Sep 8:00am

    Top training talent takes out state awards

    Queensland’s most talented trainees, apprentices and training organisations have been recognised for their excellence at the 53rd annual Queensland Training Awards.

    The Hon C Newman | 20 Sep 6:00am

    Queensland Cabinet to meet in Bundaberg

    Bundaberg residents will have their chance to speak with Queensland Government ministers when the Cabinet meets in their region next month.

    The Hon G Elmes | 19 Sep 1:28pm

    Pilot program helps Indigenous freeholding

    Indigenous Queenslanders are a step closer to being able to own their own land with the launch of a pilot project that will assess how new laws can help the communities.

    The Hon J Langbroek | 18 Sep 3:58pm

    Brisbane students to showcase artworks for the G20

    Residents and visitors to Brisbane will see the G20 through the eyes of local school students as part of the Children’s Billboard Project, on display throughout the city and suburbs during the event’s Cultural Celebrations.

    The Hon J Dempsey | 18 Sep 11:50am

    Queensland families urged to be campfire safe this school holidays

    Parents are being reminded of the risks associated with camping ahead of the peak season for the September school holidays.