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    The Hon C Pitt | 3:58pm

    Report of $3 billion ‘cuts’ by Energy Queensland wrong

    Treasurer Curtis Pitt said the claimed “cut” to capital expenditure for the period 2015-16 to 2019-20 by Energy Queensland — formed from the merger of Energex and Ergon — did not reflect cuts to its budget or forced savings.

    The Hon L Donaldson | 10:52am

    Palaszczuk Government to introduce legislation to establish farm debt mediation

    The Palaszczuk Government is to introduce legislation to establish a farm debt mediation process to resolve financial disputes between banks and farmers.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 2:39pm

    Hinze Dam turns 40

    This weekend one of South East Queensland’s major water supply dams and recreation lakes – Hinze Dam – turns 40.

    The Hon B Byrne | Yesterday 9:00am

    Plan and prepare to take the heat out of this bushfire season

    Queenslanders are urged to take action now to prepare themselves, their families and their properties for the arrival of bushfire season which usually starts in August.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Friday 5:23pm

    GOLDOC Board welcomes new members

    Three new members will join the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) Board to strengthen governance arrangements and ensure Queensland is well-placed to meet the requirements and challenges of delivering the largest sporting event in Australia this decade.

    The Hon S Miles | Friday 5:06pm

    Opening up new eco-tourism opportunities in our pristine National Parks

    The Palaszczuk Government is backing one of Queensland’s best known tourism entrepreneurs in a project to deliver an iconic six-day walk in the Scenic Rim, running through World Heritage listed Main Range National Park, southwest of Brisbane.

    The Hon C Pitt | Friday 4:39pm

    Queensland to explore development of superyacht industry

    The Palaszczuk Government will help fund an Economic Impact Study into the superyacht industry in Queensland.

    The Hon S Miles | Friday 3:15pm

    Resource sector must provide for mine site rehabilitation

    The Queensland Government has delivered a big increase in financial assurance (FA) to cover costs to rehabilitate or restore the environment if the holder of an environmental authority fails to meet its environmental obligations.

    The Hon S Miles | Friday 2:55pm

    Timber industry to be rewarded for improve environmental practices

    The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection is rewarding timber treatment operators who are actively adopting improved environmental practices by significantly reducing licence fees.

    The Hon A Lynham | Friday 1:58pm

    Land sales revitalising Mary Valley

    The Queensland Government expects to finalise the sale of government-owned land in the Mary Valley in coming months.

    The Hon L Donaldson | Friday 11:06am

    Innovation at Ekka display to include mini chopper and ant sniffing dog

    The Palaszczuk Government will showcase innovation at this year’s Ekka.

    The Hon S Miles | Friday 11:00am

    Container deposit scheme for Queensland

    The Sunshine State will have a Container Deposit Scheme to get drink cans and bottles off our beaches, and out of our parks and public areas.

    The Hon L Donaldson | Friday 11:00am

    Productivity and sustainability loans boosting younger farmers

    Younger farmers are taking advantage of the Palaszczuk Government’s upgrades to a loans scheme that helps producers improve productivity and sustainability.

    The Hon B Byrne | Thursday 4:15pm

    New Parole Boards appointed

    Minister for Corrective Services Bill Byrne has today announced the new Queensland Regional Parole Boards.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Thursday 3:46pm

    New Land Court President appointed

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has appointed Judge Fleur Kingham as the new President of the Land Court of Queensland.

    The Hon L Donaldson | Thursday 12:00pm

    Have your say on fisheries reform in Queensland

    The Palaszczuk Government today published a vision for the future management of Queensland’s fisheries and announced 10 weeks of consultation with industry, recreational fishers and the community.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Thursday 11:23am

    Independent review for Electoral Commission of Queensland

    The Palaszczuk Government will seek an independent review of recent elections conducted by the Electoral Commission of Queensland.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Thursday 10:19am

    G: that’s successful

    Gold Coast Light Rail notches up almost 640,000 passengers a month for second anniversary celebration

    The Hon B Byrne | Thursday 10:00am

    State-wide roll out of Body Worn Cameras starts for Queensland Police

    The Queensland Police Service (QPS) will today begin the state-wide roll out of Body Worn Cameras (BWCs) for frontline police following the success of the program on the Gold Coast.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Thursday 8:00am

    Palaszczuk Government moves to curb offensive advertising slogans

    The Palaszczuk Government has moved to get offensive slogans on vehicles removed from Queensland roads.

    The Hon K Jones | Wednesday 7:49pm

    Mackay to host 2016 DestinationQ tourism forum

    Mackay will host Queensland’s leading tourism industry forum for the first time in 2016.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Wednesday 4:33pm

    Expert board to review domestic violence deaths

    The Palaszczuk Government has taken another important step in its actions to tackle domestic and family violence, with the appointment of the Domestic and Family Violence Death Review and Advisory Board, chaired by State Coroner Terry Ryan.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Wednesday 3:00pm

    New thinking for Logan Housing

    Logan’s public housing will remain in Government hands with the Palaszczuk Government terminating the pending privatisation of the management of 4,900 houses in the region.

    The Hon A Lynham | Wednesday 2:56pm

    Scenic Rim projects vie for infrastructure funds & jobs

    Three projects from the Scenic Rim Council are vying for a share of $70 million of the Palaszczuk Government’s job-generating regional infrastructure funds.

    The Hon A Lynham | Wednesday 2:54pm

    NW councils vie for infrastructure funds & jobs

    Seven projects from five North West Queensland councils are vying for a share of $70 million of the Palaszczuk Government’s job-generating regional infrastructure funds.

    The Hon A Lynham | Wednesday 2:51pm

    NQ councils vie for infrastructure funds & jobs

    Eight projects from six North Queensland councils are vying for a share of $70 million of the Palaszczuk Government’s job-generating regional infrastructure funds.

    The Hon A Lynham | Wednesday 2:48pm

    Councils vie for infrastructure funds & jobs

    Forty local governments from Mapoon to Dirranbandi are vying for a share of $70 million of the Palaszczuk Government’s job-generating regional infrastructure funds.

    The Hon L Enoch | Wednesday 1:59pm

    Turnbull’s LNP turns back on small business

    Small Business Minister Leeanne Enoch has questioned the Federal Government’s commitment to Queensland’s 406,000 small businesses following Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s decision to remove the Small Business portfolio from the Federal Cabinet.

    The Hon J Trad | Wednesday 1:35pm

    Palaszczuk Government introduces greater protection for Queensland’s heritage

    The Palaszczuk Government will ensure Queensland’s important heritage places are better preserved for future generations, by restoring protections for adjoining sites which were recklessly stripped away by the former LNP government.

    The Hon J Trad | Wednesday 12:29pm

    Better support for councils to deliver essential infrastructure

    Queensland councils will have more resources to deliver essential community infrastructure following the state government’s announcement that it will index the maximum infrastructure charges on new developments.