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    The Hon J Seeney | 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 | 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 | Yesterday 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 | Yesterday 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 | Sunday 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 | Saturday 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 | Saturday 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 | Friday 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 | Thursday 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 | Thursday 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.

    The Hon J Seeney | Thursday 10:34am

    Walker Group to rejuvenate Redland City

    Bayside residents are a step closer to vibrant waterfront developments and new jobs after the State Government and Redland City Council today announced Walker Group as the preferred partner to develop Toondah Harbour and Weinam Creek.

    The Hon J Seeney | Wednesday 5:28pm

    Port strategy a win-win for environment and economy

    North Queensland families have heard firsthand how the Queensland Government will help protect the Great Barrier Reef through a strategy to use dredge material from port development on land, rather than conventional sea-based disposal methods.

    The Hon C Newman | Wednesday 9:00am

    Greater China push for Queensland tourism

    Families in Shanghai, Taiwan and Hong Kong will be targeted in a major new marketing initiative that will promote the Sunshine State across Greater China.Premier Campbell Newman and Tourism Minister Jann Stuckey said the campaign would follow the 2014 DestinationQ Forum, boosting ...

    The Hon C Newman | 16 Sep 1:56pm

    Report card shows positive tourism growth

    Jobs have been created and Queensland’s economy has been buoyed by strong tourism growth over the past three years according to a new report card released at the third DestinationQ forum. Premier Campbell Newman said there were 27,000 new jobs in tourism and the sector had grown ...

    The Hon J Bleijie | 16 Sep 12:34pm

    Fardon remains under close watch

    Repeat sex offender Robert John Fardon will wear a GPS tracker and remain under a 24-hour curfew on prison grounds, following a decision by the Supreme Court to release him again today.

    The Hon I Walker | 16 Sep 10:30am

    Regional Queensland families get Best Start

    Children in regional Queensland will be given the best start to life with a new early literacy program coming to public libraries across the State.

    The Hon C Newman | 15 Sep 1:42pm

    Queensland Government responds to ‘People’s Plan’

    Families across the state will be able to track the progress of the 30-year Queensland Plan and the delivery of key initiatives through an online whole of Government response.

    The Hon L Springborg | 15 Sep 8:00am

    Bigger, better health services at Capricorn Coast

    Capricorn Coast residents will soon have access to x-ray and ultrasound services without having to leave their local area.

    The Hon A Powell | 15 Sep 6:00am

    35-year plan for a healthier and more resilient Great Barrier Reef released

    A new long-term sustainability plan to protect and manage the Great Barrier Reef for the next 35 years has been released for comment by the Australian and Queensland governments.

    The Hon C Newman | 14 Sep 11:00am

    Queensland families given the Best Start

    Queensland kids will be given the best start to life with a new early literacy program coming to public libraries across the state.

    The Hon T Nicholls | 11 Sep 2:59pm

    Queensland continues to lead on jobs growth (re-issued)

    Employment figures released today show Queensland has created more jobs than any other state over the last year. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said today’s seasonally adjusted figures showed that 64,400 jobs had been created in the state over the year.*

    The Hon T Nicholls | 11 Sep 1:19pm

    Queensland continues to lead on jobs growth

    Employment figures released today show Queensland has created more jobs than any other state over the last year. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said today’s seasonally adjusted figures showed that 64,400 jobs had been created in the state over the year.

    The Hon J Seeney | 11 Sep 11:45am

    State provides prime land for affordable housing

    Brisbane families in need of affordable housing will benefit from a new $13 million apartment complex being built on government land at Lutwyche.

    The Hon M McArdle | 10 Sep 8:26pm

    Families to benefit from electricity reforms

    Electricity customers in south east Queensland will benefit from more choice, greater competition and stronger consumer protections under landmark legislation designed to put downward pressure on electricity prices.

    The Hon J Seeney | 10 Sep 2:23pm

    InfrastructureQ cements the State’s infrastructure agenda

    A key milestone in the Queensland Government’s plan to deliver better infrastructure has been achieved today with the release of the InfrastructureQ Directions Statement.

    The Hon T Nicholls | 10 Sep 11:21am

    JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT: Toowoomba Second Range Crossing shortlist announced

    A shortlist of proponents selected to submit project proposals for the Toowoomba’s Second Range Crossing has now been finalised, bringing the bypass project to an important milestone.

    The Hon A Cripps | 10 Sep 10:25am

    Queensland landholders benefit from mining reforms

    Queensland landholders affected by resources activities and their direct neighbours will retain the right to object to low-impact mining proposals under legislation passed through Queensland Parliament last night.

    The Hon S Emerson | 10 Sep 10:15am

    JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT: Earth moves for Gateway upgrade

    Work is underway on the billion dollar Gateway Upgrade North, with Fulton Hogan moving in to begin major earthworks.

    The Hon C Newman | 10 Sep 9:27am

    Domestic violence taskforce to consult Queenslanders

    Queensland’s new Domestic Violence Taskforce headed up by Dame Quentin Bryce has been given five months to work out how to stop the escalating rates of domestic violence in the state.Taskforce Chair, Dame Quentin Bryce said she had found her preliminary listening tour around Quee ...

    The Hon J Bleijie | 10 Sep 8:34am

    Strong ‘off the plan’ reforms for buyers and builders

    Families buying a new home will be better protected and Queensland’s construction industry will continue to be revitalised under red tape-busting reforms passed in Parliament overnight.