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    The Hon T Nicholls | 4:00am

    New report underlines strength of Queensland economy

    A new economic report showed Queensland well positioned for strong growth in the future, Treasurer Tim Nicholls said today.

    The Hon C Newman | Yesterday 11:30am

    Bundaberg businesses will be cooking with gas

    Business opportunities and jobs will flow to Bundaberg with the Queensland Government to invest $11 million in a new gas pipeline to supply householders and industry.

    The Hon A Cripps | Yesterday 11:22am

    Flexibility and security for water users

    Irrigators will be able to grow their businesses further after the Queensland Government approved trading in water allocations throughout the Condamine and Balonne catchments.

    The Hon D Crisafulli | Yesterday 9:30am

    North Burnett stronger than ever

    The signature project of the Queensland Government's Betterment Fund to improve the resilience of flood-prone infrastructure has been officially commissioned in Gayndah, signalling an end to the madness of replacing damaged infrastructure to the same standard.

    The Hon J Seeney | Wednesday 12:44pm

    Royalties for the Regions Round 4 opens today

    Supporting jobs and regional investment will be one of the funding priorities when Round 4 of the Queensland Government’s successful Royalties for the Regions program opens today.

    The Hon C Newman | Tuesday 10:30am

    New roads and more jobs for the Sunshine Coast

    Plans for a $440 million road project to slash congestion for drivers between Caloundra and Maroochydore and create 2,500 jobs for the Sunshine Coast have been unveiled today.

    The Hon S Emerson | Monday 2:24pm

    VIDEO: More passengers on board with record train performance

    Up to 20,000 more train passengers a day are getting to work or school and returning home on time with Queensland Rail hitting an all-time high for peak on-time running.

    The Hon C Newman | Monday 2:11pm

    More passengers on board with record train performance

    Up to 20,000 more train passengers a day are getting to work or school and returning home on time with Queensland Rail hitting an all-time high for peak on-time running.Premier Campbell Newman and Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said last financial year, more than ...

    The Hon J Langbroek | Monday 5:00am

    Great results for Queensland in NAPLAN tests

    Queensland students have recorded some of their highest ever scores in the history of the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests.

    The Hon C Newman | Sunday 12:45pm

    The Bruce is being spruced

    A new campaign will ask Queensland drivers to show patience as the Queensland Government rolls out a record number of roadworks aimed at making travel safer on the Bruce Highway.Premier Campbell Newman and Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson launched the Spruce the Br ...

    The Hon T Nicholls | Saturday 12:15pm

    Great Start Grant reaches 7000th Queensland family

    The Queensland Government’s $15,000 Great Start Grant has now helped more than 7000 Queensland families buy their first home.

    The Hon J Seeney | 15 Aug 6:55am

    Major construction contract awarded for Brisbane velodrome

    Up to 185 jobs could be created when Queensland-based construction group Watpac builds the new $55 million Queensland State Velodrome at Chandler in Brisbane for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

    The Hon C Newman | 15 Aug 6:00am

    Keppel to host Community Cabinet

    Rockhampton and Capricorn Coast locals will have the opportunity to meet with Queensland Cabinet Ministers next month as part of the Government’s Community Cabinet program.

    The Hon J Seeney | 15 Aug 4:00am

    AUDIO: Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney comments on construction tender being awarded for Queensland State Velodrome

    Up to 185 jobs could be created when the new $55 million Queensland State Velodrome at Chandler is built for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

    The Hon A Cripps | 14 Aug 1:30pm

    New Water for Queensland map to strengthen economy

    The Queensland economy will be strengthened and jobs created with the potential release of billions of litres of unallocated water reserves for future regional developments.

    The Hon J McVeigh | 14 Aug 12:43pm

    Drought declared in south east Queensland

    Farmers in Queensland’s south-east corner may qualify for assistance from the Queensland Government after the region was officially drought declared today.

    The Hon G Elmes | 14 Aug 11:48am

    Cape York land returned to Traditional Owners

    Traditional Aboriginal owners in central Cape York will have more economic opportunities and greater control of their future after the Queensland Government transferred 38,000 hectares of land to its traditional owners, the Thaypan people.

    The Hon A Cripps | 14 Aug 11:40am

    $2.1 million for priority exploration projects

    Five new resource exploration projects are getting off the ground thanks to a $2.1 million boost from the Newman Government.

    The Hon C Newman | 14 Aug 10:00am

    Brisbane construction on the rise

    Brisbane now has 33 per cent more cranes on its skylines than it did late last year, highlighting the strengths of the city’s construction industry.

    The Hon J Seeney | 14 Aug 7:31am

    Major Galilee Basin rail line receives state approval

    Up to 2400 jobs could be created following the approval by Queensland’s independent Coordinator General of a 300-kilometre rail line linking the proposed Carmichael coal mine west of Moranbah to the port of Abbot Point.

    The Hon J Seeney | 12 Aug 4:36pm

    Queensland welcomes endorsement of reef strategy

    The Queensland Government has welcomed Commonwealth endorsement of the state’s long-term plan to preserve the Great Barrier Reef.

    The Hon C Newman | 12 Aug 12:04pm

    Community unites to create iconic symbol

    A new sign will rise next to the Brisbane River, made entirely by Queensland’s diverse communities to celebrate the city ahead of the G20 Summit.

    The Hon C Newman | 11 Aug 3:10pm

    More scholarships to support QLD women

    More Queensland women could find themselves managing a team of workers on a construction site, tuning cars at a mechanics or helping to protect the Great Barrier Reef following the opening of the next round of the State Government’s Supporting Women Scholarships.

    The Hon A Cripps | 11 Aug 3:07pm

    Land valuations now speedier via email

    Land valuations will be delivered faster than ever before with the launch of a new email service by the Queensland Government.Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Andrew Cripps said the move would allow landowners to get on with their business more quickly and save taxpayers’ ...

    The Hon J Langbroek | 11 Aug 9:35am

    Bands impress at Fanfare finale

    Brisbane audiences were treated to a night of stellar performances as five of Queensland’s best state school instrumental ensembles battled it out at Fanfare 2014 on Friday night.

    The Hon C Newman | 10 Aug 10:00am

    Former Governor-General chairs new Domestic Violence Taskforce

    Former Governor-General, the Honourable Quentin Bryce AD CVO, will chair a Special Taskforce on domestic and family violence that will undertake a comprehensive and co-ordinated review to make Queensland as safe and secure as possible for women and families.

    Mr R Cavallucci | 9 Aug 11:00am

    Violence sent off in new campaign for a Safe Night Out

    A new advertising campaign will ‘pull out the red card’ on alcohol-related bad behaviour in Queensland.

    The Hon G Elmes | 8 Aug 4:28pm

    Cultural Diversity Awards finalists announced

    Queensland organisations and people who promote the growth and development of strong culturally diverse communities have been recognised as finalists in the 2014 Premier’s Cultural Diversity Awards.

    The Hon D Crisafulli | 8 Aug 8:30am

    New CCTV centre to keep Logan streets safe

    Logan will be a safer place to live a raise a family following a $1.2 million upgrade of the city’s CCTV monitoring centre funded by the Queensland Government and Logan City Council.

    The Hon T Nicholls | 7 Aug 3:47pm

    Jobs numbers point to need for Strong Choices

    Today’s disappointing unemployment data further highlights the need for the Government to reduce debt so it can increase funding for job-creating infrastructure projects.