Skip links and keyboard navigation

    Media Statements

    Statements are made available on this website at the same time that they are distributed to the media. If you would like statements sent to your e-mail address, please create a subscription.

    For assistance, please e-mail

    Search current government

    Latest statements

    The Hon C Newman | 9 Jan 4:43pm

    Statement from Premier Campbell Newman

    This afternoon I met with the family of those who lost their lives in the tragic incident that occurred in Murray Street, Cairns, last month.

    The Hon S Emerson | 9 Jan 9:45am

    Queensland tennis legend honoured

    Sporting tennis legend Rod Laver has been recognised ahead of the Brisbane International.

    The Hon S Emerson | 6 Jan 4:53am

    Palaszczuk goes soft on criminal motorcycle gangs

    Annastacia Palaszczuk needs to rule out accepting donations or support from criminal motorcycle groups, following yesterday’s revelation that gangs would back Labor at the next state election.

    The Hon J McVeigh | 5 Jan 12:30pm

    Criminal Gang laws keeping Queenslanders safer

    Queensland families are safer under the Newman LNP Government’s tough criminal gang laws as police continue to rid the state of organised crime.

    The Hon S Emerson | 5 Jan 4:45am

    Public transport passengers win with fare freeze

    Passengers will be spared an annual public transport fare increase today following the Newman LNP Government’s decision to freeze fares across Queensland in 2015.

    The Hon S Emerson | 4 Jan 5:10pm

    Government ensures Cape York air connections

    Air services to Cape York communities will continue from tomorrow, following the end of SkyTrans operations on Friday.

    The Hon S Emerson | 4 Jan 10:30am

    Infrastructure plan is a boon for boaties

    Queensland boaties will benefit from new boat ramps and walkways after the Newman LNP Government announced the latest round of marine infrastructure projects to be delivered in 2016.

    The Hon J Langbroek | 2 Jan 11:00am

    Training delivers for disadvantaged job-seekers

    More than 1700 disadvantaged people will be trained for real jobs thanks to the latest funding round of the Newman LNP Government’s Community Learning initiative.

    The Hon A Powell | 1 Jan 10:00am

    Queensland records lowest ever annual road toll

    Fewer Queensland families suffered the trauma of losing a loved one in a car crash than ever before last year as the state recorded its lowest ever road toll.

    The Hon S Emerson | 1 Jan 5:00am

    One month until surgery guarantee starts

    With the kick-off of Australia’s first elective surgery guarantee just weeks away, Queensland Health is committed to improving the patient journey through the system and ensuring patients receive world class health care.

    The Hon S Emerson | 31 Dec 11:30am

    Public transport the safest choice for New Year

    Queenslanders are being encouraged to stay safe while enjoying New Year’s Eve celebrations by choosing public transport where possible.

    The Hon T Nicholls | 30 Dec 2:04pm

    First LNG cargo a major milestone for Queensland

    A milestone first gas shipment heralding thousands of jobs and a stronger Queensland economy has begun loading off Gladstone.

    The Hon A Cripps | 30 Dec 11:00am

    Have a cracker of a New Year at public fireworks displays

    Queenslanders celebrating the New Year should stay safe by steering clear of using illegal fireworks, Natural Resources and Mines Minister Andrew Cripps warned today.

    The Hon S Emerson | 30 Dec 5:08am

    Road toll on track to hit record low

    Queensland is on track to have the lowest road toll on record thanks to the LNP Newman Government’s Road Safety Action plan, police enforcement and the vigilance of drivers.

    The Hon J Langbroek | 29 Dec 7:30am

    A new era for senior school education

    Students in Queensland will benefit from new assessment and tertiary education systems under proposals unveiled by the Newman LNP Government today.

    The Hon M McArdle | 28 Dec 9:00am

    Tough smoking laws make New Year time to butt out

    Queenslanders are just days away from breathing easier around schools and hospitals.

    Mr S Minnikin | 28 Dec 7:24am

    The Sunlander to retire after 61 years of service

    The final Sunlander service from Brisbane to Cairns will leave Roma St Station today before being retired on New Year’s Day.

    The Hon J Bleijie | 26 Dec 6:30am

    Know your refund rights ahead of Boxing Day sales

    As thousands of Queenslanders flock to the Boxing Day sales, it is important to be familiar with consumer refund rights before spending big.

    The Hon J Bleijie | 23 Dec 6:00am

    Queenslanders told to think twice about extended warranties

    Queenslanders splashing out on expensive goods this Christmas are being reminded to carefully consider whether an extended warranty is worth the extra dollars.

    The Hon T Nicholls | 22 Dec 2:10pm

    Cairns emergency workers thanked

    Acting Premier Tim Nicholls has thanked all those who have worked on the tragic crime scene in Cairns and in the surrounding community over recent days.

    The Hon M McArdle | 22 Dec 12:10pm

    Sun sets on tanning beds

    The sun has set on Queensland’s commercial UV tanning studios, with a statewide ban in force from 1st January 2015.

    The Hon J Seeney | 22 Dec 10:43am

    First exciting glimpse of plans for Queen’s Wharf Brisbane

    Queenslanders were today given their first opportunity to view the planned transformation of the Queen’s Wharf precinct in Brisbane from an under-utilised government quarter into a world-class entertainment and leisure destination.

    The Hon A Powell | 22 Dec 10:30am

    Real-time technology for Sunshine Coast buses

    Sunshine Coast passengers can track the next bus from the palm of their hand with the Newman LNP Government’s roll out of real-time info starting on the Sunshine Coast today.

    The Hon A Cripps | 22 Dec 9:00am

    Stay ‘gas smart’ at your Christmas barbecue

    Queenslanders are being urged to carry out simple checks on their portable gas appliances to ensure they stay safe this festive season.

    The Hon J Bleijie | 22 Dec 6:00am

    Donate to charity, not scammers

    Queenslanders are being warned to make sure their Christmas charity goes to those in need, not scammers.

    The Hon J Langbroek | 22 Dec 4:30am

    Watch your local school this Christmas

    Queenslanders are being asked to keep a close eye on their local schools during the Christmas holidays and to report suspicious activity to the School Watch hotline.

    The Hon T Davis | 21 Dec 9:00am

    Help seniors beat the summer heat this Christmas

    As temperatures rise this summer, Queenslanders are being encouraged to look out for their elderly relatives, friends and neighbours this festive season.

    The Hon S Dickson | 21 Dec 7:00am

    Be ‘campfire safe’ this summer

    Queensland families are being urged to be ‘campfire safe’ when visiting the state’s national parks this summer.

    The Hon S Dickson | 20 Dec 7:00am

    Drive safely on our beaches this summer

    Families who are planning to go beach driving in Queensland this summer are being urged to take extra care.

    The Hon J Bleijie | 19 Dec 6:29pm

    Attorney-General welcomes appeal wins

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie has welcomed two judgments by the Court of Appeal that have increased the sentences for two sex offenders.