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    The Hon C O'Rourke | 1:57pm

    Key infrastructure upgrade supports better health for Palm Island residents

    Palm Island’s sewerage system is set for a crucial $1.5 million upgrade, improving services for the island’s 5,000 residents.

    The Hon A Lynham | 8:14am

    Pastoral giant goes cotton pickin’ North

    One of Australia’s biggest beef producers proposes a $200 million cotton farm that will create jobs in the remote Gulf country and help produce some of the world’s best steaks.

    The Hon C Pitt | 8:13am

    NAIDOC Week celebrates learning and respect

    This NAIDOC Week Queenslanders are being encouraged to make a real effort to learn about Australia’s indigenous history and culture.

    The Hon M Bailey | 6:05am

    Gold Coast interchange upgrade completed ahead of schedule

    A $78 million upgrade of the Smith Street Motorway and Olsen Avenue interchange was finished today, ahead of schedule.

    The Hon B Byrne | Yesterday 10:01am

    Boost for Get in the Game programs to benefit grassroots sport

    The Queensland Government’s hugely successful Get in the Game initiative to assist sport and recreation at the grassroots level is set to receive a big funding boost.

    The Hon B Byrne | Yesterday 9:53am

    First woman chair for Stadiums Queensland Board

    For the first time, a woman will chair the Board of Stadiums Queensland and four out of the six Board placements will be filled by women.

    The Hon J Miller | Saturday 9:30am

    New office boosts support for south coast rural fire volunteers

    Gold Coast, Logan and Scenic Rim residents will benefit from a new office to support the life-saving work of rural fire volunteers.

    The Hon M Bailey | Friday 5:42pm

    Gulf of Carpentaria boat ramp upgraded

    Gulf of Carpentaria boaties will have an easier time launching from the Karumba boat ramp.

    The Hon M Bailey | Friday 5:20pm

    Centenary Highway safety getting enhanced at Mt Ommaney

    Motorists travelling from Brisbane’s western suburbs to the city will have a safer journey.

    The Hon C Pitt | Friday 4:02pm

    Queensland merchandise exports up 19.3% in year to May quarter

    The value of Queensland’s overseas merchandise exports rose 19.3 per cent to $46.5 billion in the year to the May quarter 2015, Treasurer Curtis Pitt said.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Friday 2:53pm

    Premier welcomes appointment of two more DGs

    A further two Directors-General have been appointed following the recommendation of an independent panel continuing the merit-based recruitment process.

    The Hon M Bailey | Friday 11:00am

    $8 million announced for Bruce Highway planning

    $8 MILLION is on the way to fund planning for priority upgrade works on the Bruce Highway between the Pine River and the Caloundra Road interchange.

    The Hon M Bailey | Friday 10:30am

    Toowoomba Second Range Crossing preferred tenderer announced

    Nexus was today announced as the preferred tenderer to deliver the $1.6 billion Toowoomba Second Range Crossing project.

    The Hon L Enoch | Thursday 11:30am

    Brisbane Roar looks at QUT tendon injury research

    Research at the Queensland University of Technology, funded by the Queensland Government’s Smart Futures Fund, could soon mean that sports stars no longer need extended periods of time off due to tendon injuries.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Thursday 11:30am

    Premier launches new reef tourism campaign

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has launched a new social media tourism campaign inviting global travellers to experience the greatest reef on earth.

    The Hon K Jones | Thursday 9:59am

    Whitsundays visitor numbers put spotlight on LNP tourism cuts

    Tourism figures released this week show the LNP was wrong to slash millions of dollars from Queensland’s tourism budget.

    The Hon K Jones | Thursday 9:53am

    Business boost for Queensland’s tourism industry

    Queensland welcomed almost 900,000 more Australian visitors in the year to March 2015, boosted by a surge in business-related travel according to new figures released today.

    The Hon C Pitt | Thursday 7:00am

    Young Indigenous leaders graduate armed for success

    Participants in the Indigenous Youth Leadership Camp graduated today armed with a new set of skills and heightened confidence.

    The Hon J Trad | Wednesday 8:35pm

    UNESCO confirms Great Barrier Reef not 'in danger' - but much work to be done

    Bonn, Germany: The Palaszczuk Government has welcomed the UNESCO World Heritage Committee’s decision not to list the Great Barrier Reef as ‘in danger’.

    The Hon C Pitt | Wednesday 6:01pm

    Statement from Treasurer Curtis Pitt

    The views raised in the RTI documents relate to the former LNP government’s interactions with and approach to Adani.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Wednesday 4:38pm

    FNQ economic summit to be held in Cairns

    FNQ economic summit to be held in Cairns

    The Hon M Bailey | Wednesday 4:10pm

    Gold Coast Highway getting another safety enhancement

    Work is underway to enhance safety on the Gold Coast Highway at Palm Beach.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Wednesday 3:34pm

    Joint media statement: Justice Carmody and the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice

    On 24 May 2015 the Chief Justice offered to resign his post on just terms if it was in the overall best interests of the court and the Queensland community to do so.

    The Hon K Jones | Wednesday 2:50pm

    Duke of Edinburgh's Awards celebrate service from Nanango to Nepal

    Education Minister Kate Jones today congratulated Queensland’s most recent Duke of Edinburgh’s International Gold Award recipients.

    The Hon A Lynham | Wednesday 6:00am

    New water plan delivers for growers

    New water rules for the Pioneer Valley that take effect today (1 July 2015) will tackle salination and give canegrowers flexibility to grow their businesses.

    The Hon M Bailey | Tuesday 5:24pm

    Stronger protections for energy customers

    From 1 July, electricity customers will have greater protection and residents in south-east Queensland will have more support to help them shop around between electricity retailers to get the best deal to suit their needs.

    The Hon M Bailey | Tuesday 1:47pm

    Noosa roads made smoother and safer

    Motorists travelling in and out of Noosa will benefit from a $2.5 million program to smooth the main access road connecting the renowned Sunshine Coast tourist and shopping area.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Tuesday 1:22pm

    Crime and Corruption Commission temporary appointments

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has announced a series of temporary appointments to the Crime and Corruption Commission.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Tuesday 10:15am

    Li Cunxin returns to the stage for CGEN

    Queensland Ballet Artistic Director and internationally renowned dancer Li Cunxin will return to the stage for the first time in 16 years as part of the Creative Generation – State Schools Onstage (CGEN) cast.

    The Hon C Dick | Tuesday 10:05am

    Firefighters and paramedics honoured for service following Christchurch Earthquake

    84 Queensland Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) and six Australian Medical Assistance Teams (AusMAT) Taskforce personnel have been recognised for their humanitarian efforts following the devastating 2011 Christchurch Earthquake.