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    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | 12:00pm

    Strike it lucky these holidays with a Qld fossicking licence

    Digging deep for treasures, including sapphires, gold, opal, topaz or petrified wood, is shaping as a golden idea for Queensland families this festive season.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 7:00am

    2019 The Year of Outback Tourism

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has declared 2019 The Year of Outback Tourism.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 6:53pm

    New performing arts centre an investment in FNQ’s future

    Audiences in Far North Queensland are set to enjoy an increasing range of performing arts experiences with tonight’s opening of the new Cairns Performing Arts Centre (CPAC).

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 2:15pm

    Wet Tropics celebrates 30 years of being listed on the World Heritage Register

    30 years ago, on 9 December 1988, the Wet Tropics of Queensland was inscribed on the World Heritage List to conserve, protect, rehabilitate, present and transmit this beautiful and unique landscape for generations.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 11:00am

    Cairns Shipping Development Project on cruise control

    The Palaszczuk Government has approved a business case for the Cairns Shipping Development Project, backing a $127 million jobs bonanza for Far North Queensland.

    The Hon G Grace | Yesterday 5:00am

    Class of 2018 receives final results

    Minister for Education Grace Grace has congratulated more than 48,000 Year 12 graduates from across Queensland who have received their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) and OP scores.

    The Hon L Enoch | Friday 5:00pm

    Baga regains its ancient name

    A small national park, which includes a volcanic plug north-east of Rockhampton, has officially regained its original name Baga, replacing a deeply offensive name connected to segregation laws in the US.

    The Hon C Crawford | Friday 2:35pm

    Fire recruits put fresh boots on the ground across Queensland

    Following three months of intensive training, 36 new firefighting and fire communications recruits are about to land fresh boots on the ground across Queensland after graduating today in Brisbane.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Friday 2:30pm

    Gas pipeline fires up north-west…and beyond

    Queensland’s remote north-west minerals province – and one of the state’s biggest manufacturers in Brisbane - is about to start firing on Northern Territory gas with the completion of the “missing link”.

    The Hon M Bailey | Friday 1:00pm

    Transport gets personal with new rules for ‘rideables’

    New rules come into effect today to support the expanding range of ‘rideable’ devices being used by Queenslanders.

    The Hon M Bailey | Friday 1:00pm

    Palaszczuk Government supports calls for new Queensland Tolling Ombudsman

    The Palaszczuk Government has responded to the report and recommendations of the Parliamentary Inquiry into the operation of Queensland’s toll roads.

    The Hon M Ryan | Friday 12:45pm

    SHINING A LIGHT ON THE INSIDE

    The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) has publicly released its report and recommendations arising from the Taskforce Flaxton inquiry into corruption risks and corruption in Queensland prisons.

    The Hon G Grace | Friday 12:28pm

    Appointments to Queensland Industrial Relations Commission

    Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has today announced the appointment of a new Vice President of the Industrial Court of Queensland as well as two new appointments to the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC).

    The Hon M de Brenni | Friday 12:12pm

    IONIQ puts QFleet on track to zero emissions

    Queensland's drive towards a cleaner, greener future is powering ahead with the addition of the first new generation electric vehicle to the government’s QFleet managed fleet.

    The Hon K Jones | Friday 12:00pm

    Queensland celebrates an excellent year in international education and training

    Remarkable contributors to Queensland’s world-class international education and training (IET) industry have been celebrated at an awards ceremony hosted by Study Queensland.

    The Hon K Jones | Friday 12:00pm

    SilkAir boosts Singapore to Cairns service

    SilkAir will increase its Singapore to Cairns service to daily from June 2019, delivering an additional $20.6 million for Queensland’s economy.

    The Hon J Trad | Friday 11:57am

    Cross River Rail’s Albert Street station PDA declared

    The Palaszczuk Government has today declared a Cross River Rail Priority Development Area (PDA) to support the delivery of the new underground Albert Street station in the heart of the CBD.

    The Hon L Enoch | Friday 10:30am

    More than $5 million in grants to get councils waste levy-ready

    Thirty-four Queensland councils will benefit from grants ranging from $6,000 to $570,000 to get infrastructure at waste disposal sites all over the state ready for the introduction of the waste levy on 1 July 2019.

    The Hon G Grace | Friday 8:30am

    Christmas comes early for new Baringa State Primary School

    Two additional buildings have been completed at the new Baringa State Primary School in Caloundra South, ready for the start of the 2019 school year.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Friday 7:30am

    Help available for struggling families this Christmas

    Christmas and school holidays can often be tough for Queensland families struggling with financial pressures, which is why it’s important to remember that help is just a phone call away.

    The Hon J Trad | Thursday 5:50pm

    Mid-year budget update underlines strong economic plan

    The Palaszczuk Government’s continued focus on growing jobs, building infrastructure and delivering high-quality frontline services is highlighted in the mid-year Budget update released today.

    The Hon M Bailey | Thursday 5:18pm

    Take extra care on Queensland roads

    With wild weather on the way, school wrapping up for the year and the busy Christmas and New Year period in full swing, motorists should take extra care on Queensland roads.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Thursday 5:13pm

    Last chance to visit Community Recovery hubs in bushfire-affected areas

    Community Recovery hubs have been visited by hundreds of people seeking support, information and advice in bushfire affected communities in recent weeks.

    The Hon G Grace | Thursday 4:51pm

    $107 billion education funding agreement for Queensland state schools

    A bilateral education funding agreement signed today between the Queensland and Commonwealth Governments will see a record $107.3 billion invested in Queensland’s state schools over the next 10 years.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Thursday 3:15pm

    Two new District Court judges and new President of Childrens Court

    Two new judges have today been appointed to the District Court, along with a new President of the Childrens Court.

    The Hon M Ryan | Thursday 3:00pm

    Community Corrections graduates boost safety in Townsville

    The hard work and achievements of 13 new community corrections officers was recognised at a graduation ceremony held in Townsville today.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Thursday 2:30pm

    Landmark energy partnership delivers savings and sustainability

    Buy Queensland has resulted in another successful procurement outcome, with the Palaszczuk Government negotiating a long-term energy contract that will deliver price stability to frontline government services and increase renewable usage across the public sector.

    The Hon L Enoch | Thursday 2:20pm

    Queensland’s first Koala Advisory Council meets in Brisbane

    The way forward for koala conservation in Queensland was at the centre of discussion at today’s first meeting of the Queensland Koala Advisory Council.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Thursday 1:40pm

    Brisbane mobile kitchen cooking with Dignity First Fund support

    A new mobile kitchen and food van will operate across the Brisbane and Logan areas from February 2019 off the back of $177,154 in funding through the Palaszczuk Government’s $2.5 million Dignity First Fund.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Thursday 1:09pm

    Go local and support Central Queensland this Christmas

    When looking for the perfect gift this year the Palaszczuk Government is urging Queenslanders to put local small business at the top of their Christmas shopping list.