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    The Hon M Bailey | 3:34pm

    Cairns will be safer with lower speed limit

    Pedestrians in Cairns CBD will be safer with the introduction of a 40km/h speed limit on roads in the CBD early in the New Year.

    The Hon M Bailey | 2:15pm

    Sarina Range restored in time for Christmas

    The restoration of the Sarina Range, severely damaged by landslides during Tropical Cyclone Debbie in 2017, will be completed in time for Christmas.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 1:30pm

    Bushfire State Recovery Coordinator visits impacted communities

    Recently appointed State Recovery Coordinator Major-General (retired) Stuart Smith has visited the most heavily impacted areas of the recent unprecedented bushfires that swept through Central Queensland.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | 1:07pm

    Lake visitors urged to play it safe during storm season

    Visitors to South East Queensland’s lakes and dams should be aware of the risks of changing weather patterns, in particular sudden storms, during summer.

    The Hon M Furner | 1:00pm

    Government backs new crops in Murray Darling Basin

    Producers in the Queensland Murray Darling Basin area can apply for grants of up to $100,000 to help set up new high value horticulture enterprises.

    The Hon M Ryan | 1:00pm

    Police and emergency services combine to spread Christmas road safety message

    Today, the Minister for Police, the Honourable Mark Ryan MP, and Assistant Commissioner of Road Policing Command, Mike Keating launched the 2018 QPS Christmas road safety campaign on the Gold Coast.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | 12:58pm

    Early $9.1 million Christmas present for drought-stricken Paroo Shire

    Christmas has come early for the drought-stricken Outback Shire of Paroo, with the Palaszczuk Government delivering $9.1 million in emergency funding to build a new sewage treatment plant and reline the pipes. Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said delivering the crit ...

    The Hon M de Brenni | 12:36pm

    State support ensures Sport for Bush Kids keeps on running

    Another successful Sport for Bush Kids (SFBK) event has concluded in Mount Isa, boosted by $10,000 in support from the Palaszczuk Government.

    The Hon M Furner | 11:38am

    Clever cochineal culls crippling cactus

    A tiny insect has saved a weed-infested paddock north of Eulo by controlling a coral cactus infestation.

    The Hon L Enoch | 11:31am

    Get out and about these summer holidays

    The summer holidays are the perfect time to get out and enjoy Queensland’s great outdoors.

    The Hon K Jones | 11:16am

    Demolition makes way for new North Straddie cultural centre

    Demolition has started on the site earmarked for the new Minjerribah Cultural Centre – a major milestone for the North Stradbroke Island economic transition strategy.

    The Hon C Crawford | 10:47am

    Free drinking water in the can for disaster-affected Queenslanders

    In an Australian first, free canned water will be distributed to Queenslanders whose water supply is cut off during natural disasters.

    The Hon L Enoch | 10:30am

    Summer sizzles at the Cultural Centre

    Summer sizzles at the Cultural Centre

    The Hon D Farmer | 9:42am

    Lending a helping hand — new accommodation for women and children on the Gold Coast

    Queensland developer Halcyon has officially launched five accommodation units under construction on the northern Gold Coast for women and children recovering from domestic and family violence.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 5:39pm

    Government funding to help Burdekin combat sea level rise

    The Palaszczuk Government is providing Burdekin Shire Council with a grant of $425,810 to progress its Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy (CHAS).

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 5:30pm

    Help for Gladstone to prepare for coastal hazards and sea level rise

    The Palaszczuk Government is providing Gladstone Regional Council with an initial grant of $47,000 for the Gladstone Regional Council to develop a Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy (CHAS).

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 4:25pm

    National Parks start reopening in aftermath of bushfires

    Queensland’s National Parks have started reopening after being affected by unprecedented bushfires.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Yesterday 4:10pm

    Remote resources fuel jobs across state

    After a 2000 km sea journey, the first shipment of bauxite from Rio Tinto’s $2.6 billion Amrun project in Far North Queensland has sailed into central Queensland to sustain local jobs.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Yesterday 3:50pm

    Remote resources fuel jobs across state

    After a 2000 km sea journey, the first shipment of bauxite from Rio Tinto’s $2.6 billion Amrun project in Far North Queensland has sailed into central Queensland today to sustainlocal jobs.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Yesterday 1:12pm

    Supporting workforces during industry transition

    The Palaszczuk Government has welcomed a report by Jobs Queensland detailing key elements and actions to support workforces during industry transition.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Yesterday 12:40pm

    Still time left to apply for immediate financial relief after bushfires

    More than 7,800 people across Central Queensland affected by the recent bushfires have now benefited from Emergency Hardship Assistance grants.

    The Hon D Farmer | Yesterday 11:21am

    Youth Justice Strategy changing the story for young people

    The Palaszczuk Government has today released Queensland’s first Youth Justice Strategy outlining ways to keep communities safer and reduce youth reoffending across the state.

    The Hon L Enoch | Monday 5:45pm

    Have a dingo-safe Christmas at K’gari

    Families heading to K’gari (Fraser Island) for summer holidays are asked to stay in fenced areas and follow all dingo-safe behaviour.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Monday 3:57pm

    $3 million invested in training for indigenous communities

    $3 million has been invested to extend a successful training program in partnership with the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ).

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Monday 2:00pm

    Increased safety risks at regional dams this summer

    Regional Queenslanders are encouraged to be aware of increased recreational safety risks of low level dams.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Monday 1:30pm

    Making Our New Trains Accessible for Everyone

    Queensland will have one of the most inclusive modern train fleets in Australia with accessible toilets on every NGR train and double the priority seating for people with disabilities.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Sunday 2:08pm

    ‘FibreCo Qld’ to deliver better internet for regional Queensland

    The Palaszczuk Government will use 6000 kilometres of state-owned fibre optic cable to boost internet connectivity and potentially lower prices for more than 600,000 businesses and households around the state.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Sunday 12:00pm

    Got a bright natural resource idea? New million dollar grants on offer

    New grants of up to $1 million are on offer for bright sparks with innovative ideas to improve and protect Queensland’s soil, vegetation or waterways and the Great Barrier Reef.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Sunday 8:53am

    Queensland hosts World Premiere of Australian-first Netflix series Tidelands

    Tidelands – the first Netflix original series to be made in Australia – is expected to receive a rousing reception at its World Premiere in Brisbane tonight, with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and invited guests getting a first look at the series just days before it begins stream ...

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Sunday 7:48am

    Bushfires State Recovery Coordinator appointed

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced Queensland’s bushfire recovery efforts will be coordinated by Major-General (retired) Stuart Smith.