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    The Hon C Dick | 11:00am

    Positive point of view as Mackay receives $1.38m lookout upgrade

    The North Mackay Rotary Lookout will soon become a ‘must-see’ attraction for the city after the revitalisation project secured funding through Round 4 of the Palaszczuk Government’s successful $295 Building our Regions (BoR) program.

    The Hon L Enoch | 10:54am

    World Science Festival wows Brisbane

    This year’s World Science Festival Brisbane is now in full swing, connecting Queenslanders with the wonders of science.

    The Hon D Farmer | 10:33am

    Queensland parent survival guide launched worldwide

    It’s often said parenting doesn’t come with a manual, but a Queensland survival guide launched in Brisbane is set to help and support parents the world over.

    The Hon C Dick | 10:30am

    State government on song with Cairns parklands funding

    More big-name artists will feature at Munro Martin Parklands in Cairns following a $1.3 million revamp of the park’s performance space, supported through Round 4 of the Palaszczuk Government’s $295 million Building our Regions (BoR) program.

    The Hon G Grace | 10:04am

    Palaszczuk Government supports pay increase for lowest paid

    The Palaszczuk Government is supporting a $25.17 per week pay rise for Queensland’s lowest paid private sector workers.

    The Hon S Miles | 9:48am

    Morrison budget must reverse hospitals cuts in Central Queensland

    The Commonwealth Government has one last chance at the upcoming Federal Budget to properly fund Central Queensland’s Hospitals, ahead of the next Federal election.

    The Hon G Grace | 9:07am

    Brisbane camp inspires QLD STEM girls to shine

    Education Minister Grace Grace has launched the 2019 STEM Girl Power Camp, welcoming 59 of the state’s brightest year 10 students to the four-day event in Brisbane.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | 8:35am

    Attorney-General lodges appeal

    Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath will appeal the sentence handed down to Mason Jet Lee’s mother, Anne Maree Lee, for manslaughter and child cruelty.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 10:30pm

    Queensland forte of musical talent celebrated

    The best of Queensland’s musical talent hit the high notes this evening at Queensland Music Awards, where the state’s top musical artists have been celebrated.

    The Hon M Ryan | Yesterday 3:00pm

    Community safety boosted thanks to Community Corrections graduates

    The hard work and achievements of the first 22 community corrections graduates for 2019 were recognised today at a ceremony held at the Queensland Corrective Services Academy.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 2:35pm

    Tenders sought for second Centenary Bridge

    Tenders have been called for the detailed design for a new Centenary Bridge at Jindalee.

    The Hon G Grace | Yesterday 1:00pm

    Queensland appoints first Work Health Safety Prosecutor

    The Palaszczuk Government has announced the appointment of Aaron Guilfoyle as Queensland’s first independent Work Health and Safety Prosecutor.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Yesterday 11:15am

    Enoggera disability housing project now a reality

    The doors have now opened on an innovative $4.1 million disability accommodation project in Brisbane that will support local people with disability and provide peace of mind for their elderly parent carers.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 10:49am

    Amway delegates touch down in Cairns ahead of $40 million trip

    The first of more than 6000 Amway China delegates have touched down in Cairns as part of a month-long initiative set to pump $40 million into the Cairns economy.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 9:38am

    First look at Auchenflower station upgrade

    Auchenflower residents and commuters are being invited to take a look at the Palaszczuk Government’s plans for Auchenflower station’s multimillion-dollar accessibility upgrade.

    The Hon M Ryan | Yesterday 6:00am

    Boost in technology and people helps Policelink save time

    Average call handling times are coming down and more calls are being dealt with thanks to important improvements to the operational capability of Policelink.

    The Hon M Ryan | Monday 8:04pm

    Additional contract monitor for Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre

    Queensland Corrective Services has increased its oversight of the management of Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre (AGCC), with the introduction of a third full-time contract monitor commencing today.

    The Hon J Trad | Monday 2:35pm

    Commitment to progress SEQ city deal

    The South-East Queensland city deal has been cemented with all three levels of Government coming together to commit to the 20-year vision.

    The Hon K Jones | Monday 1:08pm

    Big Events and Holiday packages to boost Outback Queensland

    The Year of Outback Tourism marketing campaign is expected to reach more than three million prospective tourists and double the number of Sunlover bookings in western Queensland, new data has revealed.

    The Hon C Dick | Monday 10:30am

    Cairns progresses to business case stage for agricultural export centre

    The Palaszczuk Government has invited Air Freight Handling Services (AFHS) to submit a business case for a possible multimillion-dollar agricultural export distribution centre at Cairns Airport.

    The Hon C Dick | Monday 10:30am

    Toowoomba progresses to business case stage for agricultural export centre

    The Palaszczuk Government has invited Wagner Group Holdings to submit a business case for a possible multimillion-dollar agricultural export distribution centre at Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport.

    The Hon K Jones | Monday 9:55am

    Three companies invited to compete for Tropical North GTH

    One of Tropical North Queensland’s most exciting tourism projects is one step closer to reality with three firms shortlisted to develop a Global Tourism Hub in the Cairns CBD.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Monday 8:42am

    Focus on Queensland’s education and training partnership with South Korea

    Strengthening education and training partnerships will be the key focus during this week’s South Korea Trade Mission, led by Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Sunday 5:00pm

    Is the Community Recovery team trying to call you?

    The Queensland Government’s Community Recovery team has been trying to contact a number of people who have applied for grants and need to be visited in their homes or who need to provide additional information to finalise their applications.

    The Hon M Bailey | Sunday 2:00pm

    Congestion busting milestone maps future for Coomera Connector

    A future road alternative to the M1 between the Gold Coast and the Logan Motorway Interchange has been mapped out after the third and final section of the Coomera Connector was gazetted.

    The Hon M Furner | Sunday 10:30am

    #eatqld – A world of flavour from the state of delicious

    The State Government is encouraging Queenslanders to keep healthy and help create jobs by making the most of top-quality Queensland produce.

    The Hon C Dick | Sunday 8:15am

    EOIs open for $5m Waste to Biofutures Fund

    Expressions of interest are open for the Palaszczuk Government’s new $5 million Queensland Waste to Biofutures Fund (W2B Fund).

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Saturday 10:33am

    Helping hand for Townsville community groups

    Community groups impacted by recent flooding in Townsville will be able to receive face-to-face advice about applying for funding from Queensland’s largest one-off grants program, the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF).

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Saturday 10:00am

    Stage is set to secure contractor to build new theatre

    The Palaszczuk Government has called for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for a managing contractor to oversee the development of the new $150 million theatre at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) that will support more than 100 jobs during construction.

    The Hon M Ryan | Friday 4:35pm

    Police target hooning

    Police are taking strong action to tackle hooning on the Sunshine Coast.