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    The Hon J McVeigh | 3:00pm

    Market access negotiated for banana industry

    North Queensland banana farmers have received a boost with the Queensland Government negotiating arrangements to ensure growers can certify fruit from fallen plants after Tropical Cyclone Ita.

    The Hon J Langbroek | Yesterday 6:00am

    Get in now for centenary celebrations

    Queensland secondary students are being given the chance of a lifetime with the opportunity to be part of the Centenary of Anzac celebrations in Gallipoli next year.

    The Hon C Newman | Saturday 5:00am

    Queensland set to welcome royals

    Premier Campbell Newman will today welcome their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Queensland.

    The Hon A Cripps | Thursday 4:59pm

    Stay ‘gas safe’ during Easter

    Holiday makers are reminded to be ‘gas safe’ over the Easter Holidays when using portable gas appliances.

    The Hon J Seeney | Thursday 3:10pm

    Proposed 'call in' for Masters Home Improvement Store

    The Queensland Government will consider ‘calling in’ the development application for the proposed Masters Home Improvement Store in Bundaberg, following a request from council.

    The Hon S Dickson | Thursday 2:38pm

    Most national parks now open for Easter

    Easter picnic and camping trips are back on track after rangers pulled out all the stops to reopen national parks in the Daintree and other areas in northern and central Queensland, in the aftermath of Cyclone Ita.

    The Hon J Dempsey | Thursday 1:00pm

    Police Unite against Alcohol Fuelled Violence

    Queensland revellers will experience the benefits of safer party precincts this weekend, following the launch of a joint policing effort to crack down on alcohol-fuelled violence and antisocial behaviour.

    The Hon J Seeney | Thursday 12:30pm

    New passenger terminal for Boulia Airport

    The Western Queensland town of Boulia will receive a new airport terminal to cater for local residents and a growing number of resource sector workers through the Queensland Government’s $495 million Royalties for the Regions program.

    The Hon I Walker | Thursday 11:15am

    Funding aids life-saving snake venom research

    Ground-breaking research that uses deadly snake venom in blood testing technology is one of the projects being boosted by the Queensland Government’s $990,000 support over three years for the Medical Research Commercialisation Fund (MRCF).

    The Hon T Mander | Thursday 11:11am

    More affordable housing in Redcliffe

    Housing affordability in Redcliffe has received a welcome boost with 20 new townhouses recently completed under the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS).

    The Hon J Dempsey | Thursday 10:48am

    Labor smear exposed by Union

    The credibility of the Queensland Labor Party has been further tarnished, and Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk exposed as a smear merchant, following comments by Queensland Police Union President, Ian Leavers.

    Mr S Minnikin | Thursday 8:55am

    JOINT STATEMENT: Construction starts on Gateway Motorway South

    CONGESTION on Brisbane’s busy Gateway Motorway South will soon ease with construction starting on the widening of Mt Gravatt–Capalaba Road across the Gateway Motorway, including improvements to ramps for drivers entering and exiting the highway.

    The Hon J McVeigh | Thursday 8:52am

    Waging war on western weeds

    Queensland graziers have received a boost in the fight against prickly acacia and bellyache bush with the State Government announcing $1.88 million to combat the weeds.

    The Hon J Seeney | Thursday 6:00am

    Government reveals plan for priority infrastructure

    The Queensland Government has announced a way forward to the challenging issue of infrastructure charges that will encourage development, while providing new funding avenues for local government.

    Mr S Minnikin | Thursday 4:43am

    Public transport patrols double ahead of Easter

    In the lead up to Easter the Queensland Government has doubled the number of Senior Network Officers on the Gold Coast targeting anti-social behaviour on public transport.

    The Hon A Cripps | Wednesday 3:22pm

    Leasehold rent relief for landholders in cyclone-affected shires

    Quarterly leasehold rent and freehold land instalment payments have been deferred by the Newman Government to support landholders as they start the recovery task from ex-tropical Cyclone Ita.

    The Hon M McArdle | Wednesday 2:35pm

    Cyclone Ita 'ground zero' power heroes thanked

    North Queensland communities hit by Tropical Cyclone Ita should have their electricity back on in time for Easter.

    The Hon S Dickson | Wednesday 2:23pm

    National parks in rapid recovery after Cyclone Ita

    The majority of national parks in northern and central Queensland, which were closed because of Tropical Cyclone Ita have now been reopened.

    The Hon A Cripps | Wednesday 2:05pm

    Mount Isa guides 30-year ResourcesQ vision

    A 30-year action plan to ensure Queensland’s resources sector remains strong is starting to take shape with the first of five regional workshops held as part of the Queensland Government’s ResourcesQ initiative.

    The Hon I Walker | Wednesday 11:45am

    Queensland research pioneering Dengue solution

    Queensland scientists are one step closer to eradicating Dengue after promising results in field trials have limited the spread of the disease.

    The Hon T Mander | Wednesday 11:20am

    New Resident Information Service Launched

    Residents of retirement villages and manufactured home parks now have access to a new service to help them understand their rights.

    The Hon M McArdle | Wednesday 10:00am

    Recreation opportunities to grow around Scenic Rim lakes

    People will be able to enjoy more recreational opportunities in and around the Scenic Rim’s lakes with the state government today releasing plans for upgraded facilities, better access, new opportunities and improved safety.

    The Hon I Walker | Wednesday 9:30am

    Festival to deliver stellar Indigenous art line-up

    Cairns is set for a cultural and tourism boost with the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 2014 (CIAF) to be hosted over three days in July, focusing on Indigenous art, music, dance and fashion design.

    The Hon J McVeigh | Wednesday 9:02am

    Assistance for farms hit by tropical cyclone Ita

    Famers impacted by Tropical Cyclone Ita will have access to financial support, including concessional loans and freight subsidies.

    The Hon S Dickson | Wednesday 8:43am

    Download the Daily Physical Activity Guide for an `appy Easter

    Queensland kids can stay active during the Easter break with the help of the free Daily Physical Activity Guide iPhone app.

    The Hon M McArdle | Wednesday 7:00am

    $2 billion in savings to reduce power prices

    Queenslanders will experience cheaper electricity prices in the future after the Queensland Government announced common sense changes that will save electricity distributors $2 billion dollars.

    The Hon T Davis | Tuesday 3:17pm

    Assistance for Cooktown, Laura, Wujal Wujal and Hope Vale

    Mobile outreach teams are assisting individuals and families who have suffered some loss or damage to their home as a result of Tropical Cyclone Ita.

    Mr G King | Tuesday 3:13pm

    Tigerair invests in Cairns

    Tigerair Australia today launched its new daily return services between Brisbane and Cairns, reinforcing the Newman Government’s election promise to grow tourism as one of the four pillars of the Queensland economy.

    The Hon A Cripps | Tuesday 12:57pm

    $300,000 for Northern Brisbane restoration projects

    Two waterways in Northern Brisbane will benefit from a $300,000 investment by the Newman Government.

    The Hon T Mander | Tuesday 11:30am

    New facility to help homeless in Cairns

    Efforts to tackle homelessness in Cairns took another step forward with the Queensland Government today announcing the location of a new supported accommodation facility for homeless people.