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    The Hon D Farmer | 9:24am

    Young people on the right track to helping Logan’s homeless

    Young offenders in Logan are giving back and supporting those homeless in the city through a partnership with a community garden and local support providers.

    The Hon M de Brenni | 8:56am

    Netball strikes historic partnership for Queensland sport

    More Queenslanders will get the opportunity to be active under a new Queensland Government partnership with Netball Queensland.

    The Hon C Dick | 8:00am

    $7.1 million Ripley Valley infrastructure agreement to support more jobs

    More roads and bridges will be built in the Ripley Valley Priority Development Area (PDA) with the Palaszczuk Government overseeing the signing of a $7.1 million infrastructure agreement for one of Queensland’s boom growth areas.

    The Hon C Dick | 7:30am

    Horticultural jobs to blossom in Darling Downs with Inglewood produce centre

    A new $1.2 million produce service centre at Inglewood will create more horticultural jobs in the Darling Downs, supported by the Palaszczuk Government’s $175 million Jobs and Regional Growth Fund.

    The Hon C Dick | 7:00am

    Palaszczuk Government supporting Southern Downs beef jobs growth

    An expansion project to create 155 long-term jobs at John Dee’s meat processing facility at Warwick and beef feedlot at Inglewood is being backed by the Palaszczuk Government’s $175 million Jobs and Regional Growth Fund.

    The Hon C Dick | 6:00am

    Emergency Management Levy change delivers for craft brewers

    The Queensland Government has introduced new classifications to the Queensland Emergency Management Levy, ensuring craft brewers and distillers pay a lower rate than their larger counterparts.

    The Hon M Bailey | 6:00am

    Reconstruction starts on the Flinders Highway

    Reconstruction works to flood-damaged sections of the Flinders Highway have begun.

    The Hon M Furner | 4:09am

    Palaszczuk Government vows to back Bundaberg shark control measures

    The Palaszczuk Government has vowed to back its Shark Control Program measures in the Bundaberg region.

    The Hon M Furner | 4:07am

    Palaszczuk Government vows to back Sunshine Coast shark control measures

    The Palaszczuk Government has vowed to back its Shark Control Program measures on the Sunshine Coast.

    The Hon M Furner | 4:05am

    Palaszczuk Government vows to back Gold Coast shark control measures

    The Palaszczuk Government has vowed to back its Shark Control Program measures on the Gold Coast.

    The Hon C Dick | Yesterday 8:30pm

    Queensland resilience leaders recognised at state awards

    Eight resilience projects that have helped Queensland communities better prepare for natural disasters and emergencies have been recognised at the 2019 Get Ready Queensland Resilient Australia Awards.

    The Hon G Grace | Yesterday 5:00pm

    Young Queenslanders highlight farm safety messages

    The works of a dozen talented Queensland primary school students will once again showcase important farm safety messages in a colourful calendar that’s become a must-have household favourite.

    The Hon C Dick | Yesterday 4:00pm

    Jobs and training on offer to Binna Burra staff

    More than 50 displaced Binna Burra Lodge employees attended the workers transition session yesterday in Beechmont with employment agencies and tourism employers.

    The Hon J Trad | Yesterday 3:38pm

    Queensland’s strong job creation continues

    Full-time employment in Queensland rose by 49,100 over the year to August 2019, according to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 3:23pm

    More funding for graziers as Reef protection laws pass

    The Palaszczuk Government has announced $5.72 million to support graziers, furthering the Government’s support for the agricultural sector.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 3:13pm

    Christmas Eve part-day public holiday plans to proceed

    The Palaszczuk Government has introduced legislation to establish a part-day public holiday for six hours from 6pm on Christmas Eve, starting this year.

    The Hon M Furner | Yesterday 3:08pm

    Shark nets removed from Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

    Shark nets are being removed from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park after a Federal Court decision backed major changes to the Federal Government’s permit allowing Queensland to operate its Shark Control Program.

    The Hon G Grace | Yesterday 3:07pm

    2019 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards finalists announced

    Next month’s Safe Work and Return to Work Awards ceremony in Brisbane will showcase Queensland’s best work health and safety, rehabilitation and return to work champions.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Yesterday 12:12pm

    Dam upgrade delivers local jobs, water security for CQ

    A $170 million project is two-thirds complete at Emerald’s Fairbairn Dam, providing more than 100 jobs and ensuring a reliable, long-term water supply for the region.

    The Hon M Ryan | Yesterday 11:50am

    Ensuring safety of first responders is paramount

    The Palaszczuk Government is introducing new laws to ensure the safety of front- line emergency service workers and the broader community.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 11:45am

    Big data to crunch the numbers on road safety

    A dedicated data team has been created by the Palaszczuk Government to support its efforts to reduce Queensland’s road toll.

    The Hon C Dick | Yesterday 11:30am

    North Queensland Country Club and Equestrian Centre clears new milestone

    The proposed North Queensland Country Club Resort and Equestrian Centre near Townsville has edged ahead, with final terms of reference for the project’s environmental impact statement (EIS) released today.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 10:28am

    Tradie Register to protect homeowners rebuilding after bushfires

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has urged home and property owners affected by bushfires to protect themselves and their family during rebuilding works by using a licensed contractor.

    The Hon D Farmer | Yesterday 10:18am

    Queensland business and community sectors say Not Now, Not Ever, Together

    Queensland’s business and community sectors have pledged to use their immense reach and influence to join the fight against domestic and family violence at an Australian first forum hosted by the Palaszczuk Government.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Yesterday 10:13am

    Update adds more features to online veterans’ portal

    A dedicated online veterans’ portal set up by the Palaszczuk Government late last year has been updated with more features and greater functionality, following consultation with veterans and support groups.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 10:01am

    Strong action against domestic and family violence continues in Queensland

    Queensland’s nation-leading efforts to eliminate domestic and family violence continue with the release today of the Palaszczuk Government’s Third Action Plan of the Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy 2016-2026.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 9:50am

    Australia’s premier screen conference returns to the Gold Coast

    Australia’s premier event for screen industry professionals, SCREEN FOREVER, will return to the Gold Coast in November 2020, with the Queensland Government and City of Gold Coast securing a deal to host the conference for the next three years.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 9:47am

    Palaszczuk Government backs the bush in Year of Outback Tourism

    Visitors will have 15 more reasons to make tracks through the Queensland Outback with the second round of the Year of Outback Tourism Events Program announced in Parliament today.

    The Hon M Ryan | Yesterday 7:30am

    Spring Break brings another road safety school holiday reminder

    With spring school holidays comes an extra volume of Queensland road users getting behind the wheel.

    The Hon C Dick | Wednesday 6:00pm

    EOIs open for Roma student nurse accommodation

    Queensland building contractors are invited to submit expressions of interest to develop the Palaszczuk Government’s $5.95 million student nurse accommodation precinct at the new Roma Hospital.