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    The Hon C Newman | 4:00am

    Construction forum to set out future growth

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    The Hon C Newman | Yesterday 2:45pm

    BaT project one step closer

    Queensland bus and train passengers will have a key say on the Environmental Impact Statement and reference design of the once-in-a-generation BaT project released today.

    The Hon J Langbroek | Yesterday 2:12pm

    New partnerships to drive Indigenous opportunity

    Access to better job and training opportunities will be easier for Indigenous Queenslanders through a new Queensland Government partnership program, which opened for first round applications today.

    The Hon S Emerson | Yesterday 4:52am

    Queenslanders have their say on public transport boost

    Almost 1,600 Queenslanders have already had their say on how to reinvest carbon tax savings back into public transport after one day of voting.

    The Hon C Newman | Sunday 11:00am

    Savings fund cheaper transport fares or more services

    Queensland families will enjoy cheaper public transport fares or more services following a decision to re-invest savings from the scrapped carbon tax towards public transport.

    The Hon G Elmes | Saturday 10:00pm

    Award-winning Queenslanders support diversity

    Queensland individuals and organisations who have made an outstanding contribution to improving community harmony and cohesion have been honoured at the prestigious 2014 Premier’s Cultural Diversity Awards announced in Brisbane tonight.

    The Hon L Springborg | Saturday 10:30am

    New campaign says GP not ED

    A new marketing campaign aims to improve Emergency Department wait times by encouraging patients to visit their GP, instead of hospital Emergency Departments.

    The Hon J Seeney | Friday 4:07pm

    Public to have further say on New Acland Coal project

    The public is being invited to have its say on the environmental impact of the proposed New Acland Coal Mine expansion – a project which could create hundreds of regional jobs.

    The Hon T Nicholls | Friday 2:45pm

    Advisory services engaged for the Strongest and Smartest Choice

    Following an advertised procurement process overseen by a probity auditor, the State Government has today engaged a number of specialist and strategic consultants to provide advisory services in relation to the proposed asset transaction program outlined in the Strongest and Smar ...

    The Hon J Langbroek | Friday 8:12am

    New teachers set for success in 2015

    Queensland children will continue to have the best learning environment at their schools with the state’s newest teachers being given more support to improve their skills in the classroom from 2015.

    The Hon C Newman | Thursday 12:10pm

    Maintenance backlog slashed at schools

    Queensland children will have safer schools and cleaner classrooms to learn in with another $100 million announced to clear the massive school maintenance backlog inherited by the State Government.

    The Hon A Cripps | Thursday 11:54am

    More water to grow Burnett Basin business

    Irrigators in the Burnett Basin will have more water to support their businesses with the release of a new plan by the Newman Government.

    The Hon A Cripps | Thursday 11:50am

    Queensland maps at the touch of a button

    Town planners, emergency services and even the Girl Guides are among those expected to take advantage of a new, free Queensland Government initiative which can deliver topographical maps straight to an email inbox.

    The Hon A Cripps | Thursday 9:58am

    Deep gas to create jobs for the regions

    The development of deep oil and natural gas resources is set to create new jobs in regional Queensland and unlock major economic benefits for the whole state.

    The Hon J Seeney | Thursday 9:35am

    Government to drive for community benefits from Aurukun mine

    The Queensland Government has today announced it would appoint Glencore International AG as the Preferred Proponent to develop the Aurukun bauxite deposit in Western Cape York.

    The Hon J Seeney | Wednesday 5:36pm

    Deputy Premier reconfirms commitment to probity

    Queensland’s Deputy Premier, Jeff Seeney, today reiterated the LNP Government’s commitment to the probity process surrounding Queensland’s integrated resort development (IRD) process.

    The Hon J Langbroek | Wednesday 2:14pm

    Spotlight on state’s science excellence

    Queensland’s science industry is in good hands with this year’s Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence highlighting the bright minds of today that could create the breakthroughs of the future.

    The Hon C Newman | Wednesday 11:00am

    New services for Gold Coast mums in a state-wide health plan

    Gold Coast mothers are receiving vital care for their premature babies closer to home with the expansion of ante-natal services at the Gold Coast University Hospital.

    The Hon L Springborg | Wednesday 8:08am

    Immunisation rates now online

    Data on current rates of immunisation for regions across Queensland will be published on the Government’s health performance website from today.

    The Hon J Bleijie | 26 Aug 3:31pm

    Attorney-General welcomes Court of Appeal decisions

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie has welcomed decisions by the Court of Appeal to increase the sentences of a child sex offender and a man who viciously bashed a taxi driver.

    The Hon J Langbroek | 26 Aug 1:57pm

    Student outcomes key in performance reviews

    Queensland children will have the best possible start to their education, with a strengthened teacher performance review process becoming compulsory at state schools from the start of the 2015 year.

    The Hon M McArdle | 26 Aug 1:00pm

    Energex joins world-first skin cancer study

    A world-first research project to be carried out in Queensland promises to improve the early detections of skin cancers, save lives and offer fresh insights into preventing the disease.

    The Hon L Springborg | 26 Aug 5:00am

    Ambulance tracking first in accountability

    Queenslanders can now see exactly how many ambulances are available in their region and what their workload is, with a simple click of a computer mouse.

    The Hon J Seeney | 26 Aug 4:00am

    Government heeds message on Gold Coast Spit

    Gold Coast residents and visitors will continue to enjoy access to Doug Jennings Park and state-owned land on the Southport Spit after the Queensland Government decided to rule out development of these areas as part of a possible cruise ship terminal.

    The Hon J Langbroek | 25 Aug 1:30pm

    More language lessons for students

    All year five students in Queensland state schools will now learn a language in a move that is expected to boost education outcomes and give our children a better start in life.

    The Hon J Bleijie | 24 Aug 8:06pm

    Attorney-General pays tribute to legal leader

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie has paid tribute to leader of the Queensland Bar, Cedric Hampson AO, QC, who passed away over the weekend.

    The Hon L Springborg | 24 Aug 12:00pm

    Alliyah’s care moves closer to home

    A 14-month-old baby girl, Alliyah Broadby, who has spent most of her life in intensive care in Brisbane hospitals, will be moving closer to her home at Elanora under a plan developed by Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service and Mater Children’s Hospital clinicians.

    The Hon J Seeney | 22 Aug 11:11am

    New rail facility will deliver jobs to Central Queensland

    More than 200 new jobs are set to be created in Central Queensland following a decision from Queensland’s Coordinator-General that will ensure new infrastructure needed for a major mine expansion can be built.

    The Hon C Newman | 22 Aug 10:00am

    New signage plan saves Queensland drivers time

    Queenslanders driving to work and home to their families will be able to get there safer, more quickly and with fewer frustrations with an improved signage system around roadworks.

    Mr G King | 22 Aug 7:33am

    Star-Studded line up for G20 Tropical Jam Celebration

    Cairns families will be able to celebrate the G20 with a star-studded Tropical Jam Concert on 16 September ahead of the meeting with Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors.