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    The Hon C Crawford | 2:13pm

    Gratitude underpins new honour for emergency service volunteers

    Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) has celebrated National Volunteer Week (20-26 May) by releasing a commemorative lapel pin that recognises the hard work and dedication of the tens of thousands of volunteers across the State who help keep Queenslanders safe.

    The Hon M Bailey | 2:00pm

    Toolbox talk heads to the Gold Coast

    Queensland’s popular Truckie Toolbox Talk is heading to the Gold Coast for the very first time on May 22 at the Coomera BP.

    The Hon L Enoch | 1:50pm

    Containers for Change hits half a billion milestone

    Half a billion containers have now been returned and more than 640 jobs created as part of Queensland’s container refund scheme, Containers for Change.

    The Hon G Grace | 1:30pm

    Rockhampton workers’ compensation forum held for black lung sufferers

    Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has met with current and former coal workers in Rockhampton to discuss the range of programs and services available to people affected by coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (CWP).

    The Hon M Bailey | 12:30pm

    Accessibility upgrades for six southside stations

    The Palaszczuk Government has announced funding and unveiled its plans for major accessibility upgrades to six stations on Brisbane’s southside.

    The Hon C Dick | 12:00pm

    Cairns manufacturer showcases innovation capabilities

    Cairns-based steel fabricator CSF Industries will showcase its innovative manufacturing techniques during the Palaszczuk Government’s week-long Inside Advanced Manufacturing initiative tomorrow.

    The Hon C Dick | 11:00am

    New era for Mackay’s iconic Queens Park after STC Debbie

    An $8.86 million legacy upgrade of Mackay’s historic Queens Park is now underway as part of Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie recovery efforts.

    The Hon C Dick | 7:00am

    New jobs for Maryborough off the back of large industrial land sale

    Maryborough’s economy is set for a boost following the sale of two lots within the Moonaboola Industrial Estate worth a total of $1.2 million.

    The Hon M Bailey | 7:00am

    Centenary Highway gets centre line treatment

    Wide centre lines have been installed on the Centenary Highway between Yamanto and Springfield Central in a boost for motorist safety.

    The Hon C Dick | 6:00am

    Townsville SDA improvements to attract more industry and growth

    The independent Coordinator-General has introduced changes to improve the Townsville State Development Area (SDA) development scheme and create more economic development opportunities and jobs for the city.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 7:58pm

    Queensland Music Festival celebrates 20 years of music magic

    Queensland is set to enjoy a spectacular month of music magic as Queensland Music Festival returns in July, celebrating its 20th year.

    The Hon C Crawford | Yesterday 4:49pm

    Queensland Fire and Emergency Services ties a white ribbon around its workplace

    Championing the prevention of family violence and promoting a safe workplace culture has resulted in Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) being accredited as a White Ribbon Workplace (WRW).

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Yesterday 12:28pm

    National Volunteer Week celebrates Queenslanders who are making a world of difference

    Queensland volunteers make a world of difference by supporting their communities to thrive – from assisting the vulnerable to helping recovery efforts after natural disasters.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 9:29am

    Drive safe on Queensland roads

    Drivers are again being urged to take care and avoid the ‘fatal five’ after a horror weekend on Queensland roads.

    The Hon C Dick | Yesterday 9:00am

    Inside Advanced Manufacturing to showcase Queensland innovation

    Cutting-edge technologies, processes and systems will be on show this week at manufacturing businesses around the state with the Palaszczuk Government’s Inside Advanced Manufacturing series kicking off today.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Sunday 2:23pm

    NQSstadium design app launched to give public new look at North Queensland Stadium

    The North Queensland Stadium has reached a construction milestone with 50 per cent of the main build works now completed and to celebrate, the nqstadium app has been released on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Sunday 2:12pm

    Netball legend moves to home of QLD netball

    The statue of netball legend Laura Geitz has been unveiled at its new home today, the Queensland State Netball Centre (QSNC), ahead of round four of the Suncorp Super Netball season.

    The Hon M Bailey | Sunday 7:00am

    Neuroscience reduces speeding on Queensland roads

    A world-first road safety campaign is helping Queenslanders stop speeding and focus on driving thanks to neuroscience.

    The Hon M Bailey | Sunday 12:00am

    Right moves being made for Sunshine Plaza intersection

    Design is underway to improve the Amaroo Street and Baden Powell Street intersection on Maroochydore Road just outside Sunshine Plaza

    The Hon C Crawford | Saturday 11:42am

    Safety fix in focus for Cairns to Northern Tablelands

    A $1.25 million planning project, which will include spotlighting and prioritising the much-needed upgrades along the Kuranda Range Road, has been announced by the Palaszczuk Government.

    The Hon M Bailey | Saturday 10:00am

    Driving West? QLD Traffic knows best

    The Palaszczuk Government is urging remind motorists travelling in western Queensland to use QLDTraffic to plan their journey ahead of time.

    The Hon C Dick | Saturday 6:00am

    New laws allow marina precinct changes at Royal Pines Resort

    The Palaszczuk Government has approved changes to the Royal Pines Resort’s development scheme to allow a child care centre, food and drink outlets, commercial services and a recreational facility in the future.

    The Hon M Ryan | Friday 6:00pm

    Community Safety and Security Facility for Saibai Island

    Tenders will be called for the construction of a major Community Safety and Security facility on Saibai Island in the Torres Strait.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Friday 4:00pm

    MELT Festival supports Queensland’s vibrant LGBTI community

    One of the state’s largest celebrations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) Queenslanders will receive a welcome boost, with the Palaszczuk Government providing funding to the upcoming MELT Festival.

    The Hon L Enoch | Friday 3:01pm

    A chance for real action on climate change is here

    Tomorrow’s Federal Election is our best chance to reset Australia’s approach to tackling climate change.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Friday 3:00pm

    Queensland continues to support inclusive communities

    The Palaszczuk Government has secured $5.1 million from the NDIA to ensure Queenslanders with disability can continue to access Information, Linkages and Capacity building (ILC) services, while the new ILC program under the NDIS is established.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Friday 3:00pm

    Queensland organisations creating inclusive communities

    Fourteen Queensland organisations have been given the green light on projects that will lay the foundation for building more inclusive communities for people with disability.

    The Hon J Trad | Friday 2:45pm

    Palaszczuk Government invests in Indigenous languages

    The Palaszczuk Government is investing in initiatives to reinvigorate Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages

    The Hon M Furner | Friday 2:17pm

    New survey to assess contribution of Queensland’s commercial fisheries

    Commercial fisheries are a valuable part of the Queensland economy – and a new study will measure exactly how valuable.

    The Hon M Furner | Friday 2:11pm

    Not knowing crabbing rules results in $7000 fine at Caboolture

    Crabbers are urged to know Queensland’s crabbing rules after a man was fined more than $7000 for taking undersized crabs from the Caboolture River, north of Brisbane.