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    The Hon J Trad | Yesterday 9:16pm

    National reforms to improve rail safety

    Productivity and efficiency for the state’s rail operators will be improved through greater consistency of national safety requirements under legislation passed by Queensland Parliament tonight.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 2:45pm

    Home battery storage and electric vehicles spark interest

    Home battery storage systems and electric vehicles continue to become more popular in Queensland according to Australia’s most comprehensive survey of household energy use.

    The Hon B Byrne | Yesterday 2:44pm

    LNP Sugar legislation will place industry in peril warns industry

    Agriculture Minister Bill Byrne says the LNP is intent on a shortcut to disaster for Queensland’s $2 billion sugar industry.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 1:33pm

    Kawana Way roundabouts upgraded to improve hospital access

    Four roundabouts on Kawana Way have been upgraded to improve traffic access to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH).

    The Hon C Pitt | Yesterday 12:41pm

    Government works with business to seal deal on Herston Quarter

    Tuesday 28 February 2017

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Yesterday 12:01pm

    Consultation on Future Skills Strategy

    Training and Skills Minister Yvette D’Ath has called for public input on a draft strategy designed to ensure Queensland has the skilled population needed to attract investment, and encourage job creation.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Yesterday 11:51am

    Consultation on Future Skills Strategy

    Training and Skills Minister Yvette D’Ath has called for public input on a draft strategy designed to ensure Queensland has the skilled population needed to attract investment, and encourage job creation.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 11:33am

    Canberra’s Northern Australia agenda all talk - no action

    The Turnbull-Joyce Government’s $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) has failed to lend any funding more than 600 days after it was first trumpeted, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.

    The Hon M Ryan | Yesterday 11:30am

    Saying 'thank you' to firies with a red balloon today

    Communities from around Queensland will take time out of their day today to thank our firefighters as part of National Red Balloon Day.

    The Hon A Lynham | Yesterday 11:23am

    Businesses rush for $20M Made in Queensland grants

    Queensland’s manufacturers have rushed to partner with the Palaszczuk Government for grants of up to $2.5 million to make productivity-boosting improvements to their businesses.

    The Hon B Byrne | Yesterday 10:12am

    Mediation, not legislation, the best way to resolve sugar dispute

    The Palaszczuk Government has asked an eminent former Queensland Supreme Court judge to mediate in the dispute between Wilmar and QSL.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Yesterday 10:07am

    Statement from the Attorney-General

    This morning I have announced the State Government is withdrawing the appeal before the Full Federal Court in the case of Wotton and Others vs the State of Queensland and Commissioner of the Police Service.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 9:09am

    Queensland Law Reform Commission to examine termination of pregnancy laws

    The Palaszczuk Government will refer the current laws in relation to the termination of pregnancy to the Queensland Law Reform Commission (QLRC) for its advice.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 7:00am

    Have your say about proposals to combat drink driving in Queensland

    Queenslanders are being reminded to have their say on proposed changes to Queensland’s drink driving laws before next week’s deadline.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 6:25am

    Premier invites Queenslanders to share memories of Queen’s first visit

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is inviting Queenslanders to share their memories of Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to Queensland in 1954.

    The Hon S Miles | Yesterday 5:55am

    Water testing in central Queensland all clear

    Water quality testing across the Fitzroy Basin has now concluded with the final laboratory analysis for two rivers east of Emerald showing that water quality in the region remains high.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Monday 7:00pm

    Housing boost for Pormpuraaw

    A far north Queensland builder has secured a new Queensland Government contract to upgrade public housing in Pormpuraaw.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Monday 6:14pm

    New contract a win for Thursday Island

    A local building company has secured a new Queensland Government contract to provide the much-needed installation of a residential lift to a Thursday Island social housing dwelling.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Monday 3:30pm

    Mornington Island upgrade contract a win for local community

    A Far North Queensland housing maintenance company has secured a new Queensland Government contract to upgrade public housing on Mornington Island.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Monday 3:16pm

    Seats for all sitting MPs to contest at next State election

    The proposed electoral redistribution dramatically changes the boundaries of electorates across Queensland, but it doesn’t alter my Government’s commitment to create jobs and restore services for all Queenslanders.

    The Hon S Miles | Monday 3:03pm

    Environment Minister to stand in Murrumba

    Queensland's Environment Minister Steven Miles today (Monday) announced he will contest the next State election in the new outer-Brisbane seat of Murrumba.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Monday 2:55pm

    Schools maintenance contract awarded to local business

    A local electrical company has secured a new Queensland Government contract to maintain schools in the Kingaroy region.

    The Hon C Dick | Monday 10:36am

    Funding set to improve sexual health and combat STIs

    Sexual health services will receive a $5.27 million injection over four years to promote good sexual health and fight sexually transmissible infections across the state.

    The Hon M Bailey | Monday 8:00am

    New campaign encourages parents to protect their P-plater

    Queensland parents are being encouraged to stay in the passenger seat after their young driver receives their P1 driver’s licence, to help keep them safe behind the wheel.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Monday 6:49am

    Additional $50 million boost for Queensland’s primary producers

    The Palaszczuk Government has approved an additional $50 million to be provided to primary producers as concessional loans following an unprecedented uptake for financial assistance and to support prawn farmers affected by the white spot disease to rebuild their businesses.

    The Hon S Miles | Sunday 12:27pm

    Palaszczuk Government consultation on plastic bag ban receives more than 23,000 submissions

    More than 23,000 Queenslanders have had their say on the proposal to ban lightweight single-use plastic shopping bags in Queensland.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Sunday 11:27am

    $15 million to meet childcare costs for hardworking foster carers

    The Palaszczuk Government will attract more working Queenslanders to take on the invaluable job of fostering, after pledging to help pay for childcare and kindy.

    The Hon M Bailey | Sunday 8:00am

    Fuel price board reforms to protect motorists and end real price confusion

    The Palaszczuk Government has commenced community and industry consultation on reforms to protect motorists from pricing confusion at petrol stations.

    The Hon S Miles | Sunday 6:04am

    Palaszczuk Government calls for innovators to help the Great Barrier Reef

    The Palaszczuk Government is offering a multi-million dollar incentive to attract innovative ways of helping improve the water quality of the Great Barrier Reef.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Saturday 4:35pm

    Toowoomba Sports Ground opens for an all-star year in 2017

    With a $400,000 Palaszczuk Government pitch redevelopment reaching the final siren, it’s game on for the 2017 football season at the Toowoomba Sports Ground.