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    The Hon S Miles | 2:00pm

    Rescued baby platypus returned to the wild

    An injured baby platypus has been released into the wild, after being nursed back to health by staff at the David Fleay Wildlife Park on the Gold Coast.

    The Hon M Bailey | 5:30am

    Powerlink propels Surat Basin gas industry

    Specialist helicopter crews are threading wire to 122 electricity towers as Powerlink installs more than 55 kilometres of high-voltage transmission lines in the Surat Basin.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 4:20pm

    New tourism campaign takes flight in Japan

    A major international tourism marketing effort is underway in Japan this week to promote Queensland before new daily Qantas flights from Tokyo to Brisbane begin in August.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 3:55pm

    Floating walkway for Toorbul boat ramp

    Pumicestone Passage boaties will benefit from a new floating walkway at Toorbul.

    The Hon J Trad | Yesterday 12:30pm

    Infrastructure Australia Audit proof the Federal Government needs to invest in infrastructure

    If Prime Minister Tony Abbott needs any more proof his government must urgently invest in public transport infrastructure, then he only needs to read the Infrastructure Australia’s Audit that he released today.

    The Hon K Jones | Thursday 5:33pm

    Search is on for GC2018 ticket provider

    Expressions of interest are open for a ticket service provider for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

    The Hon K Jones | Thursday 5:28pm

    Call goes out for Commonwealth Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies provider

    The search is on for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies provider for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

    The Hon C Pitt | Thursday 4:35pm

    Statement from the Treasurer

    The Queensland State Accounts are published quarterly by Queensland Treasury and are contained on the Queensland Government Statistics Office website here:

    The Hon K Jones | Thursday 4:11pm

    Two-year countdown on for world badminton comp on the Gold Coast

    Today marks two years until the Gold Coast serves up the World Team Badminton Championships, with Queensland receiving the Sudirman Cup flag in a handover ceremony in China this week.

    The Hon K Jones | Thursday 3:50pm

    Backpacker tax attack on Gold Coast

    The Gold Coast will suffer under a new federal government tax on working holiday visa holders, state parliament heard today.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Thursday 3:13pm

    Queenslanders to Retain Training Assets

    21 May 2015

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Thursday 3:00pm

    Queenslanders to Retain Training Assets

    21 May 2015

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Thursday 2:26pm

    All aboard: Premier calls on Queensland women to represent

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced a new campaign to encourage more Queensland women on boards.

    The Hon J Miller | Thursday 10:38am

    More Queenslanders reporting crime online as Policelink turns five

    Police Minister Jo-Ann Miller said more Queenslanders than ever are now reporting non-urgent matters to police online.

    The Hon S Miles | Thursday 10:10am

    Rangers and researchers work for green turtles secured with corporate funding

    A massive green turtle rescue effort spearheaded by the Queensland Government has secured vital funding thanks to corporate sponsor BHP Billiton.

    The Hon C Pitt | Thursday 6:00am

    $1.1 million housing and jobs boost for Wujal Wujal in Far North

    The Palaszczuk Labor Government is delivering a $1.1 million social housing project that will create more accommodation and employment opportunities for Wujal Wujal locals.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Wednesday 11:37pm

    MP pay rises to be limited to public services pay rises

    The Queensland Government will deliver a key election commitment and ensure pay rises for Members of Parliament are limited to those of the public service.

    The Hon S Miles | Wednesday 5:47pm

    Queensland Government to investigate options to reduce packaging waste

    The Queensland Government will work with New South Wales to investigate a container deposit scheme and possible restrictions on single-use plastic bags.

    The Hon K Jones | Wednesday 3:58pm

    Historic agreement to boost teacher quality

    Queensland’s teaching graduates will be better prepared for the classroom under new teaching excellence standards released today.

    The Hon M Bailey | Wednesday 3:06pm

    Independent review into dam operators’ warning systems

    The Inspector-General of Emergency Management has been commissioned to undertake an independent review into the warning systems provided by Seqwater and SunWater to communities downstream of their dams.

    The Hon C Pitt | Wednesday 2:27pm

    Queensland consumer confidence hits 18-month high

    Queensland consumer confidence has hit an 18-month high, according to the latest Westpac-Melbourne Institute Consumer Sentiment Index (CSI) released today.

    The Hon J Miller | Wednesday 1:18pm

    Double demerit points to target texting drivers

    Motorists repeatedly caught texting or using their mobile phone while driving will face stiffer penalties under changes being rolled out by the Palaszczuk Government.

    The Hon L Enoch | Wednesday 10:41am

    Update on the house in Murray St, Cairns

    The house in Murray Street, Cairns, where eight children tragically lost their lives late last year will be demolished in the first week of June.

    The Hon M Bailey | Wednesday 8:26am

    Ridding the Fitzroy River of wrecks

    The Fitzroy River’s worst wrecks are being removed.

    The Hon A Lynham | Wednesday 7:00am

    Coordinated project for Lindeman Island

    Plans are afoot for a $600 million redevelopment of Lindeman Island resort in the Whitsundays.

    The Hon K Jones | Tuesday 3:07pm

    Commonwealth Games team recruit 100th employee

    Preparations for the 2018 Commonwealth Games are ramping up with the 100th employee joining the team this week.

    The Hon K Jones | Tuesday 1:36pm

    Gold Coast wins bid to host 2018 World Triathlon Series Grand Final

    Queensland has won the rights to host the 2018 ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final and World Championships on the Gold Coast.

    The Hon J Miller | Tuesday 12:08pm

    LNP fails Queenslanders on flood safety funding

    The Palaszczuk Labor Government is working urgently to reinstate a flood-focused road safety campaign following revelations the LNP left the vital ‘If it’s flooded, forget it’ campaign completely unfunded.

    The Hon A Lynham | Tuesday 10:41am

    Next stage begins for Abbot Point expansion

    Studies for an environmental impact statement will begin today for the proposed expansion of one of Queensland’s major coal export facilities, Abbot Point near Bowen.

    The Hon B Byrne | Tuesday 10:16am

    Consultation begins on independent fisheries management report

    The Palaszczuk Government is inviting all Queenslanders to have their say on the future of their fisheries with today’s release of an independent report.