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    The Hon A Powell | 7:59pm

    Time will not weary war memorials

    Local custodians will be able to carry out essential maintenance on memorials honouring Queenslanders who have died in war, ensuring many more people will have the opportunity to enjoy them for generations to come.

    The Hon M McArdle | 3:00pm

    McArdle calls on NSW to lift its game on gas production

    Queensland Energy Minister Mark McArdle has called on the new Baird Government to increase New South Wales gas supplies to provide cost relief to consumers.

    The Hon I Walker | 11:00am

    Cairns miner’s poem donated for Anzac tradition

    A young miner from Cairns wrote a poem on his way to fight in WWI, and it became the epitaph of another young soldier’s life.

    The Hon C Newman | 8:30am

    Community Cabinet is coming to Cooktown

    Cooktown will host the fourteenth Community Cabinet on the 25 and 26 May.

    The Hon S Emerson | 8:04am

    War veterans travel free on ANZAC Day

    War veterans travelling to and from ANZAC Day events on Friday 25 April will receive free travel on any South East Queensland transport service.

    The Hon T Davis | 8:00am

    May is domestic and family violence prevention month

    ‘Don’t let concern become regret – make the call to DVConnect’: That’s the message from Communities Minister Tracy Davis in the lead up to Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month 2014.

    The Hon J Stuckey | 7:00am

    World Cup event puts Cairns ‘on track’ for tourism boost

    Thousands of people from 33 countries will descend on Cairns this weekend for the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup at the Smithfield Regional Park, providing another boost for the local tourism market.

    The Hon S Dickson | 7:00am

    Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park off and racing

    The trails of Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park which survived Cyclone Ita are now set to weather a storm of cyclists, with the fourth round of Cycling Australia’s Cross Country Marathon to be held this Anzac Day.

    The Hon S Dickson | 6:30am

    Big Easter crowds in parks and forests

    Cyclone Ita failed to foil the Easter plans of many Queenslanders, with perfect weather and back to back long weekends resulting in bumper national park visitor numbers.

    The Hon L Springborg | 6:00am

    $3 million incentive to boost vaccination rates

    A $3 million incentive to improve vaccination rates has been posted by the State Government in a bid to inspire local strategies that protect young Queenslanders.Health Minister Lawrence Springborg said that while our state-wide vaccination rates are among the best in Australia, ...

    The Hon A Powell | Yesterday 2:00pm

    Water pilot project improves environment and eases cost of living pressure

    A pilot project funded by Queensland Urban Utilities will not only have big environmental benefits but, will also demonstrate a way to help moderate water prices.

    The Hon G Elmes | Yesterday 1:43pm

    ANZAC – a time to remember all veterans

    Queenslanders are being encouraged to recognise the many Indigenous Australians who’ve served in the military on the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One.

    The Hon I Walker | Yesterday 12:30pm

    Queensland’s Mako Mermaids hooks TV viewers

    About 500 local jobs have been created by television’s favourite trio of mermaids making a big splash with Mako Mermaids now filming at Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast.

    The Hon S Emerson | Yesterday 12:00pm

    Maroochydore bus station taxi trial

    A new late-night taxi pick-up zone will provide a safer place to wait for a cab on the Sunshine Coast.

    The Hon I Walker | Yesterday 10:00am

    Queensland breakthrough makes chemo safer

    A Queensland research breakthrough could relieve the suffering of millions of chemotherapy patients around the world.

    The Hon S Dickson | Yesterday 10:00am

    New patrol boat to beef up protection for the Reef

    A new patrol vessel, jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland governments, will soon take to the water to monitor and protect the Great Barrier Reef.

    The Hon J Dempsey | Yesterday 9:00am


    Federal Minister for Justice, Michael Keenan, and Queensland Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services, Jack Dempsey, today announced that further assistance is being provided to communities hardest hit by Tropical Cyclone Ita.

    The Hon J Bleijie | Yesterday 5:00am

    Attorney-General orders appeal

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Jarrod Bleijie has instructed the Director of Public Prosecutions to appeal the sentence of Richard Quincy Williams, who was convicted of rape and other offences in the Southport District Court on 7 April 2014.

    The Hon J Bleijie | Tuesday 3:29pm

    $12.4 million boost for community groups across the State

    Almost 600 local community organisations across Queensland will share in over $12.4 million in the latest round of State Government community benefit grants.

    The Hon S Emerson | Tuesday 1:06pm

    Remain alert on roads following Easter break

    Queensland motorists are being congratulated for staying safe on the roads over the Easter period maintaining one of the lowest road tolls on record.

    The Hon T Nicholls | Tuesday 11:10am

    People’s Budget proves popular with Queenslanders

    More than 16,000 Queenslanders have had their say on how to lower Queensland’s debt to a sustainable level through the ‘Strong Choices’ website in its first full week of operation.

    The Hon J Stuckey | Tuesday 10:53am

    Paradise showcased through local’s eyes

    A new tourism marketing campaign to attract Brisbane and interstate visitors to Tropical North Queensland will start screening this week.

    The Hon J Langbroek | Tuesday 5:00am

    School resumes for an eventful Term Two

    Students and teachers have been welcomed back to school across the state for what will be an exciting and busy second term.

    The Hon J McVeigh | Monday 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 | Sunday 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 | 17 Apr 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 | 17 Apr 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 | 17 Apr 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 | 17 Apr 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.