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    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 1:25pm

    Strangulation to be an offence under Queensland’s Criminal Code

    The Palaszczuk Government will make non-fatal strangulation an offence under the Criminal Code to strengthen Queensland’s response to domestic and family violence and to hold perpetrators to account.

    The Hon S Miles | Saturday 12:00pm

    Global march for a cooler climate

    Queenslanders in the hundreds gathered in Brisbane today (28 November), along with millions of people in major cities around the world, to take part in the People’s Climate March and show their support for strong action on climate change.

    The Hon J Trad | Saturday 9:15am

    Queensland Government acts on vegetation management

    Land clearing rates nearly doubled in the first two year of the Newman LNP Government leading to the release of 35 million tonnes of carbon dioxide in the 2013/14 financial year alone.

    The Hon C Pitt | Saturday 8:37am

    Anti-Sly Grogging messages hit airwaves in Aurukun following calls from community

    Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Curtis Pitt today visited Aurukun.

    The Hon J Miller | Friday 5:35pm

    Smart solution to secure jobs and enhance safety

    Police Minister Jo-Ann Miller confirmed today that the Ipswich Police Communications Centre will remain open with all jobs there guaranteed.

    The Hon K Jones | Friday 5:10pm

    Cairns secures Cowboys and Rabbitohs NRL Premiership game

    North Queensland Cowboys will play an NRL premiership fixture in Cairns for the first time in 2016.

    The Hon K Jones | Friday 5:08pm

    Queensland scores NRL Premiership double-header for Suncorp Stadium

    Queensland has secured another sporting blockbuster with the announcement of a marquee NRL premiership double-header at Suncorp Stadium in May next year.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Friday 4:29pm

    Volunteers key to safer Schoolies

    As Queensland Schoolies wind down their celebrations, more than 1,000 volunteers were recognised today for their valuable contribution to the Gold Coast Schoolies Community Safety Response.

    The Hon C Dick | Friday 4:11pm

    Queensland’s $134 million children’s health research centre launched

    Queensland is poised to take its place at the forefront of children’s health research thanks to a pioneering research centre, officially opened by the Palaszczuk Government today.

    The Hon S Miles | Friday 4:04pm

    Green turtles and marine scientists get ready for Raine Island nesting season

    A small sand island on the remote northern tip of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is about to become the focus of attention for marine scientists working to save the most important breeding ground for green turtles in the world.

    The Hon M Bailey | Friday 3:19pm

    New Gold Coast Waterways Authority board members announced

    Three new members have today been appointed to the Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) board.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Friday 2:54pm

    Queensland economic boost from $2.6 billion bauxite investment

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has welcomed the announcement of a $2.6 billion development of one of the world’s largest bauxite deposits in Cape York.

    The Hon C Dick | Friday 1:21pm

    New name for Sunshine Coast hospital

    The Sunshine Coast’s newest hospital will open its doors under a new name when it launches next year.

    The Hon M Bailey | Friday 11:46am

    Cyclists get moving on Moggill Road Cycle Bridge

    More than 800 cyclists a day are expected to be safely riding high above Moggill Road on the newly opened cycle bridge.

    The Hon C Pitt | Friday 8:35am

    New housing works creating opportunities across Cape York

    Extensive subdivision works in remote Aboriginal townships across Cape York will deliver job opportunities and give locals new places to call home.

    The Hon C Pitt | Friday 8:31am

    Pormpuraaw kids loving school

    Pormpuraaw State School already had one of the best attendance records on the Cape but local leaders seem to love school so much that they have strived for perfection in 2015.

    The Hon C Pitt | Friday 8:24am

    Kowanyama Retail Store’s new roof ready for cyclone season

    A $213,000 overhaul of Kowanyama’s Retail Store has seen the shop’s ailing roof replaced ahead of the impending wet season.

    The Hon C Pitt | Friday 6:30am

    Confidence in Queensland hits three year high

    Queenslanders are more confident about the future of the State than at any time in more than three years, according to the Courier-Mail’s latest Queensland Index released today.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Thursday 4:37pm

    Mediators handle more than 52,000 disputes in 25 years

    Mediators have helped about 160,000 Queenslanders to manage their disputes in the past 25 years, saving the community time and money.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Thursday 11:27am

    Brisbane summit to put spotlight on innovation as way forward

    The Queensland Government will host a major summit in April 2016 that will put a global spotlight on Queensland innovation.

    The Hon B Byrne | Thursday 11:19am

    Productivity Commission report exposes LNP on sugar regulation

    Queensland Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Bill Byrne today welcomed the release of the Queensland Productivity Commission’s regulation impact statement on the proposed re-regulation to sugar marketing.

    The Hon B Byrne | Thursday 10:08am

    Record drought spreads further in the north

    Seven more council areas have been added to Queensland’s list of drought declarations, taking the total area of the state in drought to a new record of 86.11 per cent.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Wednesday 4:17pm

    Government and industry join forces to tackle North West issues

    Government and industry are teaming up to tackle the impact of the current commodity price slump on North West Queensland communities.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Wednesday 3:27pm

    New advisory council brings together child protection leaders

    A new advisory body has been set up to provide advice and views on the best way to protect and care for Queensland’s children and young people and improve the state’s child protection and family support system.

    The Hon A Lynham | Wednesday 3:13pm

    Investment ‘hound’ seeks out mining funds

    Queensland is to get its first Resources Investment Commissioner to match-make international investors and finance-hungry miners and explorers.

    The Hon C Pitt | Wednesday 3:00pm

    North Lakes’ new $140 million development to get underway

    Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt today announced a new $140 million development will get underway at North Lakes at the start of next year.

    The Hon B Byrne | Wednesday 1:11pm

    LNP should listen to Turnbull and the Harper Competition Review

    Queensland Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Bill Byrne noted the release of the Turnbull-Truss Government’s response to the Harper Competition Review, particularly concerning the regulatory barriers in primary production.

    The Hon C Pitt | Wednesday 12:06pm

    Palaszczuk’s male ministers signed up as White Ribbon Day advocates

    The Palaszczuk Government’s six male ministers have become White Ribbon Day advocates and today released an online video encouraging all Queenslanders to do the same.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Wednesday 10:34am

    Qld Government champions workplace cultural change on White Ribbon Day

    Queensland public sector employees experiencing domestic and family violence will now receive greater support within their workplace, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced today.

    The Hon S Miles | Wednesday 10:30am

    Experts develop plan for hotter Brisbane

    In a Queensland first, more than 100 stakeholders converged on Brisbane today (November 25) to take part in the largest collaborative workshop on adapting our community to the impacts of global warming.