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    The Hon J Trad | Yesterday 10:17am

    Extra assistance for victims of Tropical Cyclone Marcia

    Deputy Premier Jackie Trad and Communities Minister Shannon Fentiman today announced additional assistance for people still suffering as a result of Tropical Cyclone Marcia.

    The Hon J Miller | Yesterday 8:30am

    Minister visits Central Queensland to say thanks

    Central Queensland: Police, Fire and Emergency Services Minister Jo-Ann Miller is today visiting Rockhampton and Yeppoon to thank the dedicated emergency personnel who have worked around the clock to assist cyclone-hit communities.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Saturday 1:00pm

    Domestic and family violence taskforce delivers recommendations

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today received a report outlining recommended actions to eliminate domestic and family violence in Queensland.

    The Hon K Jones | Saturday 11:10am

    Queensland’s top Year 12 academic achievers announced

    Queensland’s top performing Year 12 graduates from the class of 2014 today were recognised and rewarded for exceptional academic achievement in their school studies at the inaugural Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) Achievement Awards ceremony.

    The Hon K Jones | Saturday 8:00am

    Queensland AFL fans converge on Townsville this weekend

    Townsville will host another NAB Challenge pre-season fixture when the Gold Coast Suns play the Geelong Cats this Sunday March 1 as part of a partnership between Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) and the Australian Football League (AFL).

    The Hon M Bailey | Saturday 8:00am

    Morning muster for electricity workers at Rocky Army Barracks

    Up to 400 electricity workers from Ergon Energy and Energex will meet at the Army Barracks in Rockhampton this morning before heading out to restore further power supplies to affected households and businesses in the cyclone-hit region.

    The Hon K Jones | Friday 11:35pm

    Road to recovery for cyclone affected schools

    Minister for Education Kate Jones today visited Rockhampton and Yeppoon schools affected by Tropical Cyclone Marcia to monitor recovery efforts firsthand and speak to school communities.

    The Hon S Miles | Friday 5:00pm

    Queenslanders urged to join 25th Clean Up Australia Day

    Environment Minister Dr Steven Miles has urged Queenslanders to get behind this year’s Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the event by collecting a load of litter or rubbish.

    The Hon M Bailey | Friday 4:02pm

    Minister inspects bridge repairs on Dawson Highway

    Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports, and Minister for Energy and Water Supply Mark Bailey today inspected flood-damaged Collards Creek Bridge on the Dawson Highway, east of Biloela.

    The Hon K Jones | Friday 1:19pm

    Support for small businesses affected by Tropical Cyclone Marcia

    Support is available to help small businesses and tourism operators recover from Tropical Cyclone Marcia.

    The Hon A Lynham | Friday 11:19am

    State leasehold rent payments deferred to help cyclone recovery

    Quarterly rent payments due on leased state land will be deferred until 30 June 2015 to help struggling leaseholders recover in areas damaged by ex-Tropical Cyclone Marcia.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Friday 9:49am

    Queensland Parliament sits from March 24

    Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says Queensland’s 55th Parliament will begin its sittings on Tuesday 24 March.

    The Hon M Bailey | Friday 8:00am

    Renewal of 17 bridges across Queensland

    SEVENTEEN bridges across Queensland will be upgraded under the first tranche of the Australian Government’s new $300 million Bridges Renewal Programme.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Thursday 4:53pm

    More Community Recovery support going to cyclone hit areas

    Communities Minister Shannon Fentiman today announced a further 50 community recovery personnel have been sent to assist in cyclone-hit areas of Central Queensland.

    The Hon M Bailey | Thursday 4:48pm

    Power boost for gas industry in the Surat Basin

    Powerlink Queensland delivered two 160 tonne electricity transformers to Yuleba near Roma this week, marking a significant step in the delivery of the state’s multi-billion-dollar gas export industry.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Thursday 12:48pm

    Government gives $1 million to help cyclone-hit communities

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says $1 million state government contribution will be shared among four charities delivering post-cyclone support and services.“This contribution of $1 million is the quickest, most direct, and most effective way the government can support people in ...

    The Hon J Miller | Wednesday 3:59pm

    Statement from the Minister regarding Callide Dam.

    The Inspector-General Emergency Management is responsible for reviewing and assessing the effectiveness of disaster management across the state and for providing me an assurance regarding the safety of all Queenslanders.

    The Hon A Lynham | Wednesday 1:13pm

    Queensland's air defence and aviation companies target Avalon

    The Queensland Government is leading a 12 company strong trade stand at the Pacific’s pre-eminent aviation gathering the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace and Defence Exposition which started yesterday.

    The Hon M Bailey | Wednesday 11:17am

    Switch on for safety on Centenary Motorway

    The safety of motorists will be enhanced on the Centenary Motorway with 15 electronic speed limit signs set to be switched on this week.

    The Hon S Miles | Tuesday 4:58pm

    Rangers help communities and work to reopen parks after TC Marcia

    Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) has deployed rangers to assist the isolated Byfield and Stockyard Point communities in Central Queensland recover from Tropical Cyclone Marcia.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Tuesday 4:15pm

    Community Recovery hubs opening in Rockhampton, Yeppoon and Biloela

    Help is at hand for people impacted by Tropical Cyclone Marcia in Rockhampton, Yeppoon and Biloela, Communities Minister Shannon Fentiman said today.

    The Hon A Lynham | Tuesday 3:57pm

    Stay Gas Safe after Tropical Cyclone Marcia

    Queenslanders in communities affected by ex-Tropical Cyclone Marcia should be very careful using portable gas appliances and strictly follow all operating instructions on the appliances.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 23 Feb 4:22pm

    Appointment of Disaster Recovery Co-ordinator

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced the appointment of a long-serving senior officer of the Queensland Police Service to lead recovery efforts in the wake of Cyclone Marcia.Ms Palaszczuk said Chief Superintendent Brian Codd would take up the position within weeks.

    The Hon M Bailey | 23 Feb 3:44pm

    Interest sought in Cape York infrastructure

    Indigenous businesses and employment training organisations have today been called on to get involved with priority infrastructure projects in Cape York.

    The Hon K Jones | 22 Feb 5:33pm

    Closed educational facilities for Monday 23 February 2015

    The safety of students and staff continues to be the priority as schools recover from Tropical Cyclone Marcia.

    The Hon M Bailey | 22 Feb 3:50pm

    Safety warning for residents in cyclone-affected areas

    Energy Minister Mark Bailey is urging residents in cyclone-affected areas of Queensland to be mindful of the dangers of fallen power lines, solar PV systems and generators.

    The Hon S Fentiman | 22 Feb 2:30pm

    Assistance available for Rockhampton, Livingstone and Banana Shire residents affected by TC Marcia

    The Queensland Government is committed to providing both immediate and ongoing support to those who have been directly affected by a natural disaster.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 22 Feb 11:47am


    Financial assistance is available for people needing urgent help after Tropical Cyclone Marcia following the activation of Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) in conjunction with the Commonwealth Government.Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the G ...

    The Hon S Fentiman | 20 Feb 11:18am

    Community Recovery Hotline open and new app launched

    In the wake of Tropical Cyclone Marcia crossing the Queensland coast, the Community Recovery Hotline 1800 173 349 has been activated.

    The Hon J Trad | 19 Feb 5:55pm

    Patience and planning key to safe travel in severe weather

    Motorists and commuters are urged to plan ahead and play it safe in the severe weather expected across Queensland over coming days.