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    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 2:42pm

    New and comprehensive laws to target serious organised crime

    The Palaszczuk Government will target serious organised crime in Queensland with new and comprehensive laws to be introduced to Parliament in a fortnight.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 2:00pm

    $100M Government-led housing construction in pipeline

    The Palaszczuk Government is backing in the state’s building industry with $100 million worth of Government-led housing construction currently underway or set to commence.

    The Hon L Donaldson | 1:10pm

    Government introduces changes to facilitate medicinal cannabis production

    Agriculture Minister Leanne Donaldson says proposed amendments to the Drugs Misuse Act 1986 will make it possible for Queensland producers to be part of Australia’s medicinal cannabis supply chain.

    The Hon S Miles | 12:56pm

    Coral research underpins Queensland Government efforts to protect the Reef

    Studies of ancient corals dating back thousands of years have provided stark confirmation that human activity since European settlement has affected the Great Barrier Reef.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 12:00pm

    Report highlights on Queensland Domestic and Family Violence reforms

    The vast majority of recommendations stemming from the landmark Not Now, Not Ever report have been implemented.

    The Hon L Donaldson | 10:05am

    Palaszczuk Government acts to ensure mediation over farm debt disputes

    The Palaszczuk Government today introduced legislation to help ensure financial disputes between farmers and banks can be resolved with the assistance of mediators.

    The Hon A Lynham | 8:56am

    Mossman Aged Care works begin

    Work on the necessary infrastructure to build Mossman’s first aged care facility starts this week, thanks to $544,150 in funding from the Palaszczuk Government’s $375 million Building our Regions program.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 6:45pm

    Win an on-set role in Thor: Ragnarok on the Gold Coast

    One lucky movie buff will rub shoulders with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars and win a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with a walk-on role in the blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced today.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 6:20pm

    Queensland Core Skills Test marks big week for Year 12 students

    Year 12 students will reach an important milestone this week when they sit the annual Queensland Core Skills (QCS) Test.

    The Hon B Byrne | Yesterday 2:51pm

    QPS Academy welcomes 19 students from all walks of life

    A more diverse Queensland Police Service is on the way after Police Minister Bill Byrne and Police Commissioner Ian Stewart today congratulated 19 students who started the new 10 week Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) program at the QPS Academy at Oxley.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 2:42pm

    Palaszczuk Government floats EOI process in the battle for Tobruk

    The Palaszczuk Government has called for expressions of interest from local councils to decide the most suitable location for the ex-HMAS Tobruk.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Sunday 11:59pm

    It’s kick off for the North Queensland Stadium

    Expressions of interest (EOI) will be called tomorrow for principal consultants to put forward design teams to kick off work on the $250 million North Queensland Stadium.

    The Hon G Grace | Sunday 12:00pm

    Second phase of quad bike safety campaign launched in Atherton

    Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace today visited the home of quad bike crash survivor Domenic Cocco to launch the second phase of the Queensland Government’s Ride ready safety campaign.

    The Hon K Jones | Sunday 11:00am

    Federal Parliament must pressure Turnbull to dump backpacker tax

    The Palaszczuk Government is urging the new Federal Parliament, when it meets in Canberra for the first time since the election this week, to pressure the Turnbull Government to abolish the backpacker tax that would damage the State’s agricultural and tourism industries.

    The Hon G Grace | Sunday 10:00am

    Back to Work regional jobs package a hit with Cairns employers

    Employment Minister Grace Grace today met with the owner and staff of Edge Hill business Living Colour of the Tropics, one of the first businesses in Far North Queensland to apply for an employer support payment through the Queensland Government’s Back to Work scheme.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Sunday 8:45am

    Bikies to be banned from “wearing colours” in public

    Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs will be banned from wearing their colours in public anywhere in Queensland under the Palaszczuk Government’s tough new package of laws to better tackle serious organised crime.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Sunday 8:45am

    Premier welcomes new NT partner in Northern Australia progress

    Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has congratulated Northern Territory Chief Minister-elect Michael Gunner on his election victory and committed to partner with him on the development of Northern Australia.

    The Hon G Grace | Sunday 6:00am

    Racing Minister off racing at Atherton, home of legendary Passion Moon

    Racing Minister Grace Grace will be trackside today at Far North Queensland racing centre Atherton, home of legendary galloper Passion Moon.

    The Hon M Bailey | Saturday 12:37pm

    M1 delegation snubbed by Turnbull Government again

    The Prime Minister has snubbed the M1 delegation yet again and ignored the critical M1 funding issue after touching down in Brisbane for the LNP love-in, Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said today.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Saturday 9:30am

    Sustainable seniors soak-up savings at Queensland retirement village

    Caboolture retirees and seniors are setting a new benchmark for sustainable living according to Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni.

    The Hon G Grace | Saturday 7:00am

    Far North set to celebrate at today's Mareeba Multicultural Festival

    Multicultural Affairs Minister Grace Grace will today officially open the Mareeba Multicultural Festival.

    The Hon B Byrne | Friday 6:10pm

    New fire station will help Federal Rural Fire Brigade save lives

    Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) Rural Fire Service (RFS) volunteers operating in Federal will be better-equipped to protect their local community with the official opening of their new fire station tomorrow.

    The Hon B Byrne | Friday 5:37pm

    Queensland Police speak up for road safety

    As part of a Road Safety Week message, Police, Fire and Emergency Services Minister Bill Byrne and Road Policing Command Assistant Commissioner Mike Keating have reminded motorists not to drive impaired.

    The Hon L Enoch | Friday 5:30pm

    Startup weekend to lift Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in digital economy

    A startup weekend to help young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from regional and remote communities develop their business ideas and entrepreneurial skills opens in Brisbane today [Friday, 26 August 2016].

    The Hon M Bailey | Friday 5:06pm

    Queensland’s first major storage dam marks 150 years

    The first major water storage dam built in Queensland will celebrate its 150th birthday on a high note this Sunday with an afternoon of opera.

    The Hon L Enoch | Friday 4:59pm


    Small Business Minister Leeanne Enoch says Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls has misled Queenslanders on the former LNP Government’s record on red tape reduction for small business.

    The Hon K Jones | Friday 4:45pm

    Advance Queensland launches Indigenous STEM program

    Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are set to benefit from an engaging new Advance Queensland program designed to grow future university participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

    The Hon G Grace | Friday 3:00pm

    Women in business recognised at Brisbane gala awards

    Employment Minister Grace Grace has congratulated the winners of the Brisbane Region Women in Business Awards at a gala lunch today.

    The Hon B Byrne | Friday 2:52pm

    Queenslanders reminded to drive safely

    As Road Safety Week draws to a close, Minister for Police Bill Byrne and Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey have encouraged people to continue discussing driving safely among family and friends.

    The Hon K Jones | Friday 1:45pm

    Name announced for new special school in Cairns

    Education Minister Kate Jones today announced the name of the new special school scheduled to open in Cairns in time for the start of term one 2017.