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    The Hon D Farmer | 4:25pm

    Landmark legislation paves the way to redress for thousands of Queensland child sex abuse victims

    Child Safety Minister Di Farmer says approximately 10,000 people who suffered sexual abuse as children in institutions are expected to seek redress after the passage of landmark legislation in the Queensland Parliament today.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 2:05pm

    Palaszczuk Government bolsters frontline emergency services across Qld

    One hundred new Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) staff and more than 60 new Fire and Rescue appliances will soon boost frontline services across Queensland keeping our communities even safer.

    The Hon M Furner | 1:45pm

    Western Downs Regional Council partially drought declared

    Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner has partially drought declared the Western Downs Regional Council area.

    The Hon M Bailey | 12:53pm

    Slick response to spill exercise on the Torres Strait

    A two-day exercise to test Queensland’s readiness to respond to an oil pollution incident will play out in the Torres Strait this week.

    The Hon S Fentiman | 12:16pm

    Calling champions of mature workers

    Minister for Employment and Small Business Shannon Fentiman is calling on businesses with mature aged employees to share their story and nominate for the Mature Workers Mean Business Awards.

    The Hon M Bailey | 12:00pm

    Warrego Highway Upgrade Program extended

    Three more upgrades to Queensland’s Warrego Highway are set to be funded, bringing the total number of projects under the Australian and Queensland Governments’ Warrego Highway Upgrade Program to 18.

    The Hon C Dick | 11:53am

    Planning for growth sees change in legislation

    The Palaszczuk Government has today introduced legislation to modernise economic development and planning legislation in Queensland and support job creation.

    The Hon M de Brenni | 10:27am

    Cyclone resilience program clicks with Queenslanders

    The first two months of a Palaszczuk Government program to make Queensland homes more cyclone resilient has been welcomed by North Queensland residents.

    The Hon D Farmer | 10:12am

    Funding to help Queenslanders raise domestic violence awareness

    Community groups across Queensland are invited to say no to domestic and family violence by hosting an event during Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month in May next year.

    The Hon M Furner | 9:48am

    Have your say on the future of Queensland’s Drought Program

    Help shape the future of Queensland’s drought program by attending a regional forum in your area or submitting your thoughts online.

    The Hon L Enoch | 9:43am

    Burleigh Oceanview walking track reopens

    Burleigh Head National Park Oceanview walking track on the Gold Coast has reopened to the public today.

    The Hon K Jones | 8:42am

    Queensland lands major global aviation conference for Brisbane

    The Palaszczuk Government has secured a major international aviation conference for Brisbane set to pump more than $2.3 million into the Queensland economy.

    The Hon M Ryan | Yesterday 9:21pm

    New investigative powers to fast track missing person cases

    After new laws were passed by the Palaszczuk Government in State Parliament today Police in Queensland will now be able to fast track investigations into high-risk missing persons.

    The Hon M Ryan | Yesterday 9:15pm

    Palaszczuk Government passes tough new Child Sex Offender laws

    The Palaszczuk Government has further strengthened the strongest laws in the nation to protect the community from child sex offenders.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 3:00pm

    Facelift starts on Mackay intersection

    An upgrade at one of Mackay’s busiest intersections at Nebo Road and Lagoon Street is set to deliver quicker and smoother trips for motorists using the Bruce Highway.

    The Hon G Grace | Yesterday 2:45pm

    Safety alert issued for engineered stone benchtop workers

    Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has today issued an urgent safety warning for workers and employers in Queensland’s engineered stone benchtop manufacturing industry.

    The Hon C Dick | Yesterday 2:35pm

    3D welding simulators secure jobs of the future for Queenslanders

    The Palaszczuk Government is securing jobs of the future by funding new equipment to train Queenslanders faster in welding qualifications which are in high demand by defence and manufacturing industries.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 1:30pm

    Palaszczuk Government signals gridlock solution for busy Caloundra roundabout

    Works will start next month to tackle congestion at one of the Sunshine Coast’s most notorious traffic choke points.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Yesterday 12:47pm

    Mining community gathers to honour workers lost

    Hundreds of people are expected to gather in Charters Towers in North Queensland tomorrow (EDS: Wednesday) to honour the memories of the almost 1500 workers who have died in the state’s mines.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 12:30pm

    Safety project for M1 northbound exit at Pimpama

    Works worth $1.5 million are due to start at the Pacific Motorway (M1) Exit 49 northbound off-ramp at Pimpama.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 12:00pm

    Spring Bluff station on track for Carnival of Flowers

    Queensland Rail is putting its petal to the metal to help ensure this year’s Carnival of Flowers is the best of the bunch, with the heritage diesel locomotive ‘1620’ and its stunning steel carriages set to shuttle Carnival-goers daily between Toowoomba and Spring Bluff Railway St ...

    The Hon S Fentiman | Yesterday 11:32am

    Have your say on the future of VET in Queensland

    Queenslanders are invited to have their say on how vocational education and training (VET) can remain responsive and ensure workers have the skills needed for the jobs of the future.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 11:30am

    TransLink customers to have bloomin’ good time

    The Palaszczuk Government is making sure visitors to Toowoomba’s Carnival of Flowers can move around the Garden City with ease, offering free transport through Translink during the busiest period.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Yesterday 11:29am

    Queensland’s thriving communities benefit from Neighbourhood Centre investment

    The Palaszczuk Government is delivering on its commitment to Queensland’s Neighbourhood Centres through continued investment in these important pieces of local infrastructure.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 10:56am

    Palaszczuk Government commits $1 million to strawberry farmers

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has today announced $1 million in funding to boost the strawberry industry as farmers struggle following recent incidents of contamination.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Monday 2:41pm

    Tough extra monitoring and restrictions for child sex offenders

    The Palaszczuk Government will strengthen tough laws to protect the community from child sex offenders, by extending strict monitoring conditions for life and creating stronger powers for the police and the courts.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Monday 9:08am

    Thoroughbred Awards honour Queensland racing’s best and brightest

    Racing Minister Stirling Hinchliffe has congratulated Queensland’s thoroughbred industry participants, whose highest achievers were honoured overnight at the 2018 UBET Queensland Thoroughbred Awards.

    The Hon C Crawford | Monday 7:00am

    Disaster management briefing aims to make state safer ahead of summer storm season

    Disaster management stakeholders will take part in an important briefing today (Monday) to “better understand Queensland’s current and future risks”, according to Fire and Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford.

    The Hon L Enoch | Sunday 12:43pm

    New $9.4m Sparklab Sciencentre connects Queenslanders to science

    Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch invited Queenslanders to experiment, explore and engage with science as the new Sparklab Sciencentre at Queensland Museum South Bank opens its doors to the public tomorrow (Monday).

    The Hon M Bailey | Sunday 12:30pm

    No such thing as ‘low-level’ speeding

    Drivers are being reminded of the dangers of low-level speeding, in a re-run of the 'Let’s change the way we look at speed' road safety campaign, which starts today.