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    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 2:19pm

    Multicultural surf safety in the spotlight this summer

    Migrants and refugees, international students and international visitors to Queensland are being urged to stay safe when swimming at the state’s beautiful beaches this summer.

    The Hon C Pitt | 9:00am

    Community key to Christmas celebrations

    Key themes of reflection, community spirit and remembrance will be shared across Queensland as part of Christmas celebrations in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 3:33pm

    Queensland’s Aboriginal art history on display

    A new exhibition at kuril dhagun at State Library of Queensland will take art enthusiasts on a journey through the recent history and diversity of Queensland’s Aboriginal art and pottery.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Yesterday 1:07pm

    FNQ Joins GC2018 Commonwealth Games Countdown

    Far North Queensland’s journey to the 2018 Commonwealth Games has officially begun with the unveiling of a GC2018 surfboard-shaped countdown clock in the Cairns Esplanade Parklands on Saturday, December 10.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Yesterday 1:00pm

    Homelessness in Logan goes mobile with Dignity First

    Logan people experiencing homelessness will be better connected to family, friends and support services with YFS today named as a recipient of the Palaszczuk Government’s Dignity First Fund.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 8:30am

    Ex-HMAS Tobruk floats Bundy economy

    A major two-year project to transform the ex-HMAS Tobruk into a world-class dive site is set to spark a work bonanza for Bundaberg, boosting the local economy and diversifying the area’s tourism industry.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Friday 7:49pm

    Palaszczuk Government welcomes homelessness funding, calls on Prime Minister to provide long term security

    Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni today welcomed the Commonwealth Government’s commitment to $117 million in funding for homelessness services to 2018, but warned greater security for the sector is urgently needed to address homelessness long term.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Friday 3:06pm

    Statement from Minister de Brenni on My Friends Place

    As a White Ribbon Ambassador, I take domestic and family violence incredibly seriously and the safety of women and children always comes first in everything I do.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Friday 2:26pm

    Commonwealth Games on Track for 2018

    With 481 days to go until the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018), the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has delivered a glowing endorsement of Games preparations.

    The Hon A Lynham | Friday 2:24pm

    Envoy leads biofutures drive into Asia-Pacific

    Industrial biotech expert Professor Ian O’Hara is to be Queensland’s biofutures ambassador, spearheading the growth industry’s drive into the Asia-Pacific.

    The Hon B Byrne | Friday 1:55pm

    Swim safely this summer

    With the summer school holidays now upon us, more people will be enjoying our beaches and swimmers are being reminded to take care and follow simple safety tips to reduce the risk of shark attack.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Friday 1:53pm

    Crack down on young criminal reoffenders in Townsville

    A core group of high risk, repeat juvenile offenders will be targeted under a range of tough new measures to be rolled out in Townsville from early next year.

    The Hon A Lynham | Friday 11:29am

    Local businesses to hear about supplying to major projects

    Businesses from across the Toowoomba region are set to gain firsthand knowledge and key tips on how to take advantage of the opportunities presented by major projects across the state at half-day workshops this month.

    The Hon M Ryan | Friday 11:21am

    Mount Isa set to benefit from $1 million fire station upgrade

    The Mount Isa community is set to benefit from a $1 million upgrade to the Mount Isa Fire and Rescue Station, with work to begin early next year.

    The Hon M Bailey | Friday 9:37am

    Extended recreation hours at SEQ lakes and dams and a new outdoor playground at Wivenhoe

    South East Queenslanders now have more opportunities to enjoy the region’s lakes this summer with extended recreation hours and the creation of a new outdoor playground at Wivenhoe Dam.

    The Hon K Jones | Friday 9:00am

    2016 school year a success

    Staff and students at Queensland schools are celebrating a successful and record-breaking year as they prepare for a well-earned break, Education Minister Kate Jones said today.

    The Hon C Dick | Friday 8:44am

    Winners of 2016 Queensland Health Awards for Excellence

    The team that developed Australia’s first Integrated Specialist Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Service at Logan Hospital has won the Minister’s Award for Outstanding Achievement at the 2016 Queensland Health and Department of Health Awards for Excellence.

    The Hon B Byrne | Friday 8:16am

    Fighting pests with their own genetics

    The fight against pests, diseases, feral animals and weeds and the threat they pose to Queensland’s agricultural production is being aided by the latest genetic analysis technology.

    The Hon A Lynham | Friday 6:00am

    Co-ordinator General approves EIS for Lower Fitzroy River infrastructure

    Queensland’s independent Co-ordinator General has approved the Environmental Impact Statement for the Lower Fitzroy River Infrastructure project.

    The Hon L Enoch | Thursday 5:30pm

    Myriad Festival – attracting global innovators and investors – coming to Brisbane

    Queensland‘s position as an international startup and tech hub will be strengthened when global entrepreneur megastars, innovation experts and venture capital investors converge on Brisbane next year.

    The Hon C Pitt | Thursday 4:59pm

    Morrison wrong — Queensland props up national growth

    Treasurer Curtis Pitt says ABS data shows Queensland’s domestic economic activity growing stronger than previously thought.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Thursday 4:41pm

    Domestic violence trial gives tailored help to working women

    A new project in Queensland will provide extra support to working women affected by domestic and family violence so they can stay in the job and have financial stability.

    The Hon L Enoch | Thursday 4:05pm

    Call for applications for Smithsonian research fellowships

    Queensland researchers have the chance to work at one of the world’s leading scientific and cultural research institutions, thanks to Queensland Government funding.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Thursday 3:23pm

    Citytrain Travel to be Refunded

    Minister for Transport and the Commonwealth Games Stirling Hinchliffe has this afternoon received a briefing from Queensland Rail’s Network Executive General Manager following a series of operational issues that have impacted train services today.

    The Hon C Dick | Thursday 2:32pm

    Queensland and China to share health expertise through new agreement

    Queensland is set to collaborate with China on health service design, training for health care professionals and more following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Chinese Province of Sichuan.

    The Hon G Grace | Thursday 1:28pm

    Grace gets behind “100 Jobs By Christmas” challenge

    Employment Minister Grace Grace is urging Queensland’s regional business leaders to take up the “100 Jobs By Christmas” challenge laid down by Warwick businessman Darryl Evans.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Thursday 12:33pm

    Grants available to help Qld Women’s Week take off again in 2017

    Community groups who want to make the 2017 Queensland Women’s Week celebrations a big success are invited to apply for a share of $150,000 to host events, projects and activities that promote women.

    The Hon M Ryan | Thursday 11:13am

    Festive memories the focus of new Christmas road safety campaign

    Nostalgic festive memories of Christmas past will be the focus of Queensland’s new Christmas road safety advertising campaign announced today.

    The Hon L Enoch | Thursday 10:51am

    Hadron Collider on collision course to Brisbane

    A new exhibition opening today at the Queensland Museum will give visitors a tremendous opportunity to experience the power of science, just in time for school holidays.