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    The Hon C Newman | 5:40pm

    Queensland Australian of the Year Award recipients announced

    Passionate child protection campaigner Hetty Johnston has been named as Queensland’s recipient of the Australian of the Year Award for 2015.

    The Hon J Bleijie | 10:32am

    Mandatory boot camp order expands to Cairns

    The Government’s sentenced youth boot camp at Lincoln Springs, west of Ingham, continues to outperform with new figures revealing a massive drop in vehicle offences following the Government’s introduction of a mandatory order for juvenile vehicle offenders in Townsville.

    The Hon L Springborg | 8:30am

    Double penalty for health assaults

    People who assault nurses, doctors and paramedics will face up to 14 years in prison under tough new laws introduced as part of the Queensland Government’s Safe Night Out Strategy.

    The Hon J Bleijie | Yesterday 3:00pm

    Diverse experience bolsters District Court ranks

    Queensland’s justice system will benefit from more than 130 years of combined legal experience, with five new appointments to the District Court, including Judge Administrator and an additional position in Cairns.

    The Hon T Nicholls | Yesterday 9:30am

    $10 million makeover for spiritual home of racing

    The horses have moved out and the machines have moved in at Eagle Farm as the state’s premier race track prepares for a multi-million dollar facelift, as part of the State Government’s $110 million commitment to racing infrastructure.

    The Hon L Springborg | Wednesday 11:00am

    Queensland pioneers pre-booked BreastScreen appointments

    More Queensland women will have the chance for a potentially life-saving mammogram under a new Australian-first trial run by BreastScreen Queensland.

    The Hon L Springborg | Wednesday 11:00am

    Record number of patients treated in Qld hospitals

    Queensland’s public health system is performing better than ever, with a record 1.1 million patients being admitted to hospitals in 2013-14.

    The Hon C Newman | Tuesday 11:15am

    AUDIO: Premier Campbell Newman pays tribute to former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam

    Premier Campbell Newman pays tribute to former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam here:

    The Hon C Newman | Tuesday 11:14am

    Better care for children at The Townsville Hospital

    Townsville families now have the reassurance of access to a stand-alone paediatric intensive care unit at The Townsville Hospital.

    The Hon C Newman | Tuesday 10:00am

    Backlog maintenance blitz

    Queensland public hospital patients will continue to receive world-class health care in a high quality and safer environment with building repair programs worth more than $124 million now underway.

    The Hon C Newman | Monday 2:45pm

    Eye surgery vision in sight

    The wait for important eye surgery will soon be over for almost 8,000 Queensland patients with a $23.4 million blitz bringing them much-needed relief.

    The Hon C Newman | Sunday 11:30am

    Surgery wait time ‘best ever’

    Fewer Queensland patients are waiting for important elective surgery with new figures showing a massive reduction in waiting lists of more than 90 per cent.

    The Hon J Seeney | Saturday 8:00am

    “Common sense” quarry decision for Bundaberg

    The Queensland Government has announced that a new quarry proposed for the Bundaberg region would not be allowed to proceed, while a neighbouring residential development has been approved.

    The Hon J Langbroek | 17 Oct 10:15pm

    State school excellence on show

    Queensland’s best teaching programs have been recognised tonight with the State Government’s highest accolade for excellence in state schools.

    The Hon J Bleijie | 17 Oct 2:06pm

    Chief Judge Patsy Wolfe honoured

    Queensland’s retiring Chief Judge Patsy Wolfe AO has been honoured for her 15 years as head of the District Court at a special valedictory ceremony today.

    The Hon C Newman | 16 Oct 8:30pm

    Queensland export winners shining on world stage

    Sixteen Queensland businesses are celebrating after being announced as winners at the prestigious Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards at the Brisbane Convention Centre tonight.

    The Hon A Powell | 16 Oct 3:33pm

    Opposition Leader fails to listen to 80,000 Queenslanders

    Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk has failed to listen to everyday Queenslanders who helped create The Queensland Plan by opposing the legislation in State Parliament today.

    The Hon J Seeney | 16 Oct 3:32pm

    A new bypass and more jobs for Beaudesert

    Beaudesert businesses and families are set to benefit from Queensland Government funding for a new bypass that will create jobs and rejuvenate the town centre.

    The Hon J Seeney | 16 Oct 2:50pm

    State Government to support major Rocky road project

    The people of Rockhampton will see more jobs created in their city after the Queensland Government approved funding for a major intersection and main road project near Central Queensland University.

    The Hon J Bleijie | 16 Oct 2:50pm

    Judge Kerry O’Brien appointed as next Chief Judge

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie has welcomed the appointment of Queensland’s new Chief Judge of the District Court, Kerry O’Brien, which was approved by Governor in Council today.

    The Hon J Seeney | 16 Oct 2:40pm

    New homes for Cairns step closer

    The people and businesses of Cairns will benefit from Queensland Government funding that will pave the way for the construction of 18,500 new homes at Mount Peter, south of Cairns.

    The Hon T Nicholls | 16 Oct 1:01pm

    Jobs and economy to grow through Strong Choices

    The LNP Government’s Strong Choices final plan could generate 33,600 new jobs and an additional $8.1 billion in gross state product, new modelling shows.

    The Hon S Emerson | 16 Oct 12:15pm

    Real-time to roll out in South East Queensland

    South East Queensland passengers will soon be able to track their buses, trains, ferries and trams on their smartphones or online.

    The Hon C Newman | 15 Oct 11:49am

    Queensland dinosaur family celebrates the G20

    Queensland is well prepared to welcome the world’s leaders and thousands of dignitaries, one month ahead of the G20 Summit in Brisbane.

    The Hon J McVeigh | 15 Oct 9:04am

    Have your say on Queensland’s biosecurity regulations

    Farmers, landowners and community members are invited to comment on new biosecurity regulations to protect the agricultural sector and our environment.

    The Hon S Emerson | 15 Oct 4:45am

    New deal for Queensland’s regional airlines

    Queenslanders will continue to experience the same level of service on regional air routes from January 1 next year after the signing of a new series of contracts.

    The Hon J Bleijie | 14 Oct 3:30pm

    Attorney-General orders bus assault appeal

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie will appeal the sentence of a 21-year-old woman who assaulted a man on a Gold Coast bus.

    The Hon M McArdle | 14 Oct 1:04pm

    ‘Play it safe’ at South East Queensland lakes this summer

    Visitors to south east Queensland’s lakes are being urged to Play it safe this summer.

    The Hon C Newman | 14 Oct 9:46am

    Flashing speed signs light up more schools

    The Queensland Government’s election promise to deliver a safety boost for children and parents around schools will be achieved a year ahead of schedule.

    The Hon T Nicholls | 13 Oct 1:00pm

    Queenslanders can calculate their electricity savings

    Every Queensland household can now calculate how much they would save on their electricity bills under the Queensland Government’s $3.4 billion Strong Choices Electricity Price Relief plan.