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    The Hon C Dick | 12:18pm

    3D Avatar revolutionises fight against skin cancer

    The fight against skin cancer in Queensland has been taken to another level with the installation at Princess Alexandra Hospital of Australia’s first 3D Avatar – a revolutionary skin cancer-detecting system.

    The Hon L Enoch | 11:17am

    Search to go global for digital archive of Government records

    The Queensland Government will begin a global search for a provider to build the state’s first digital archive.

    The Hon A Lynham | 10:00am

    Chips are in for integrated resort, casino at Gold Coast

    The Gold Coast’s multi-million dollar integrated resort is back on track following agreement on a home base at Main Beach.

    The Hon J Miller | 9:45am

    Minister opens newly refurbished Laidley Police Station

    Police Minister Jo-Ann Miller has today opened the newly refurbished Laidley Police Station following a government investment of $1.5 million for the growing Lockyer Valley region.

    The Hon B Byrne | 9:16am

    Ekka to showcase Queensland’s world-class agriculture

    World-class agricultural produce should have Ekka crowds bursting with pride says Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Bill Byrne.

    The Hon B Byrne | 9:04am

    Get Going and Get Playing opens for another round

    The Queensland Government’s Get in the Game initiative is in the midst of a funding surge with Get Started Vouchers close to wrapping up and Get Going Clubs and Get Playing Places and Spaces opening for applications today.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 7:03pm

    Queensland Government boosts Rio medal hopes

    Australia’s medal hopes for the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympic Games have been boosted with a donation of $450,000 from the Queensland Government to the Queensland Olympic Team Appeal.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 2:02pm

    State finalists announced for Showcase awards

    Education Minister Kate Jones today announced the 19 state finalists of Queensland’s 2015 Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools.

    The Hon C Pitt | Yesterday 2:01pm

    Treasurer welcomes new Brisbane Innovation Precinct

    Treasurer Curtis Pitt today visited the site of Queensland’s newest Innovation Precinct at Brisbane Technology Park on the city’s southside.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 12:54pm

    New Chair to lead Tourism and Events Queensland Board

    Minister for Tourism and Major Events Kate Jones today announced Bob East as the new Chairperson of the Tourism and Events Queensland Board.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 10:25am

    Greater understanding of issues key to homelessness solutions

    On any given night in Queensland, up to 20,000 people — children, mums, dads, uncles, aunts, brothers and sisters — are without a home.

    The Hon K Jones | Sunday 3:43pm

    Deloitte to investigate Department of Education IT failures

    Deloitte Australia will undertake an independent investigation of the Department of Education’s failed implementation of a OneSchool update that resulted in suspected cases of child abuse not being reported to police.

    The Hon K Jones | Saturday 10:17am

    Brisbane welcomes direct flights from Japan

    Queensland is preparing to welcome an extra 108,000 international visitors each year with the first direct flights between Brisbane and Tokyo taking off today.

    The Hon C Pitt | Saturday 10:00am

    Queensland leads way on building approvals

    Treasurer Curtis Pitt says that ABS figures released this week point to the continued strength of Queensland’s property and construction sectors.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Saturday 6:00am

    Metropolitan QTA regional winners named

    Training and Skills Minister Yvette D’Ath has announced the Brisbane area winners of the Queensland Training Awards (QTA) for 2015.

    The Hon A Lynham | Friday 6:23pm

    Have your say on Stanbroke’s $200 million Three Rivers Irrigation Project

    Queenslanders are invited to have their say on the draft terms of reference for Stanbroke’s proposed $200 million cotton project in the Gulf.

    The Hon J Trad | Friday 6:11pm

    Queensland Government directs further planning for Cedar Woods

    The Queensland Government has ordered further planning be undertaken by Brisbane City Council on the Cedar Woods development as it approved an initial 480 lots in part of the site and rejected the original proposal for 1,350 lots.

    The Hon L Enoch | Friday 5:44pm

    National approach on building products safety

    Protecting consumers and the building industry against defective and non-compliant building products were the focus of Housing and Public Works Minister Leeanne Enoch at the Building Ministers’ Forum in Melbourne today.

    The Hon K Jones | Friday 4:07pm

    Queensland tourism taking off with more flights from China

    More Chinese travellers are bound for Queensland with Hong Kong Airlines to begin the first flights to the Gold Coast and Cairns from January 2016.

    The Hon S Miles | Friday 4:07pm

    Springbrook hotel property open to expressions of interest

    The Gold Coast property formerly known as “Springbrook Mountain Manor” could be home to a new tourism operator on the Gold Coast as the Queensland Government seeks a commercial operator.

    The Hon B Byrne | Friday 3:45pm

    Landmark partnership to boost farmers and rural job-seekers

    A landmark partnership between the Palaszczuk Government and bodies representing key agricultural producers will establish Queensland’s first Rural Jobs and Skills Alliance (RJSA).

    The Hon S Fentiman | Friday 1:21pm

    Rocky takes another step on path to recovery from TC Marcia

    Queensland Government community recovery efforts in Rockhampton after Tropical Cyclone Marcia are winding down as the community gets back on its feet.

    The Hon S Miles | Friday 12:28pm

    Lamington gets bigger on its 100th birthday

    Lamington lovers had more to celebrate on the national park’s 100th birthday today, as the Queensland Government announced a 586 hectare addition – the largest extension to the Gold Coast hinterland park since it was declared in 1915.

    The Hon C Pitt | Friday 11:50am

    Yarrabah’s junior ranger program brings coast into classrooms

    Learning the importance of reef protection as part of caring for country is now part of the curriculum at Yarrabah State School.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Friday 11:26am

    Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 2015 opens

    Premier and Arts Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk has confirmed funding for Far North Queensland visual arts, dance, music and fashion, while attending the opening of the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) last night.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Friday 10:53am

    Join Queensland's largest celebration of multiculturalism

    Queenslanders are being encouraged to take part in the state’s largest celebration of its rich cultural diversity, Queensland Multicultural Week from 22 to 30 August.

    The Hon A Lynham | Friday 9:18am

    Darling Downs irrigators gain water flexibility

    Darling Downs irrigators will have greater flexibility to purchase water licences and boost their businesses under changes made by the Queensland Government.

    The Hon C Dick | Thursday 6:18pm

    Mackay community celebrates opening of its new hospital

    Premature babies, renal, cardiac and oncology patients and people needing emergency and mental health care are among those benefitting from the $408 million Mackay Base Hospital redevelopment.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Thursday 1:37pm

    CCC Chair appointed

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today welcomed the appointment of Alan MacSporran QC as the new chair of the Crime and Corruption Commission.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Thursday 10:39am

    Townsville Athletics back on track for The Challenge Games

    The Townsville Sports Reserve athletics track has been restored to international standards following a $700,000 facelift to replace its deteriorated surfaces.