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    The Hon C Newman | 1:56pm

    Report card shows positive tourism growth

    Jobs have been created and Queensland’s economy has been buoyed by strong tourism growth over the past three years according to a new report card released at the third DestinationQ forum. Premier Campbell Newman said there were 27,000 new jobs in tourism and the sector had grown ...

    The Hon J Bleijie | 12:34pm

    Fardon remains under close watch

    Repeat sex offender Robert John Fardon will wear a GPS tracker and remain under a 24-hour curfew on prison grounds, following a decision by the Supreme Court to release him again today.

    The Hon I Walker | 10:30am

    Regional Queensland families get Best Start

    Children in regional Queensland will be given the best start to life with a new early literacy program coming to public libraries across the State.

    The Hon C Newman | Yesterday 1:42pm

    Queensland Government responds to ‘People’s Plan’

    Families across the state will be able to track the progress of the 30-year Queensland Plan and the delivery of key initiatives through an online whole of Government response.

    The Hon L Springborg | Yesterday 8:00am

    Bigger, better health services at Capricorn Coast

    Capricorn Coast residents will soon have access to x-ray and ultrasound services without having to leave their local area.

    The Hon A Powell | Yesterday 6:00am

    35-year plan for a healthier and more resilient Great Barrier Reef released

    A new long-term sustainability plan to protect and manage the Great Barrier Reef for the next 35 years has been released for comment by the Australian and Queensland governments.

    The Hon C Newman | Sunday 11:00am

    Queensland families given the Best Start

    Queensland kids will be given the best start to life with a new early literacy program coming to public libraries across the state.

    The Hon T Nicholls | Thursday 2:59pm

    Queensland continues to lead on jobs growth (re-issued)

    Employment figures released today show Queensland has created more jobs than any other state over the last year. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said today’s seasonally adjusted figures showed that 64,400 jobs had been created in the state over the year.*

    The Hon T Nicholls | Thursday 1:19pm

    Queensland continues to lead on jobs growth

    Employment figures released today show Queensland has created more jobs than any other state over the last year. Treasurer Tim Nicholls said today’s seasonally adjusted figures showed that 64,400 jobs had been created in the state over the year.

    The Hon J Seeney | Thursday 11:45am

    State provides prime land for affordable housing

    Brisbane families in need of affordable housing will benefit from a new $13 million apartment complex being built on government land at Lutwyche.

    The Hon M McArdle | Wednesday 8:26pm

    Families to benefit from electricity reforms

    Electricity customers in south east Queensland will benefit from more choice, greater competition and stronger consumer protections under landmark legislation designed to put downward pressure on electricity prices.

    The Hon J Seeney | Wednesday 2:23pm

    InfrastructureQ cements the State’s infrastructure agenda

    A key milestone in the Queensland Government’s plan to deliver better infrastructure has been achieved today with the release of the InfrastructureQ Directions Statement.

    The Hon T Nicholls | Wednesday 11:21am

    JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT: Toowoomba Second Range Crossing shortlist announced

    A shortlist of proponents selected to submit project proposals for the Toowoomba’s Second Range Crossing has now been finalised, bringing the bypass project to an important milestone.

    The Hon A Cripps | Wednesday 10:25am

    Queensland landholders benefit from mining reforms

    Queensland landholders affected by resources activities and their direct neighbours will retain the right to object to low-impact mining proposals under legislation passed through Queensland Parliament last night.

    The Hon S Emerson | Wednesday 10:15am

    JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT: Earth moves for Gateway upgrade

    Work is underway on the billion dollar Gateway Upgrade North, with Fulton Hogan moving in to begin major earthworks.

    The Hon C Newman | Wednesday 9:27am

    Domestic violence taskforce to consult Queenslanders

    Queensland’s new Domestic Violence Taskforce headed up by Dame Quentin Bryce has been given five months to work out how to stop the escalating rates of domestic violence in the state.Taskforce Chair, Dame Quentin Bryce said she had found her preliminary listening tour around Quee ...

    The Hon J Bleijie | Wednesday 8:34am

    Strong ‘off the plan’ reforms for buyers and builders

    Families buying a new home will be better protected and Queensland’s construction industry will continue to be revitalised under red tape-busting reforms passed in Parliament overnight.

    The Hon C Newman | 9 Sep 12:30pm

    Open level crossing projects delivered

    Drivers are now enjoying two Open Level Crossing Replacement Projects delivered by the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council months ahead of schedule.

    The Hon C Newman | 8 Sep 3:13pm

    Queensland Government port solution to protect Reef

    The Queensland Government has today revealed a long term port development strategy that will see dredge material produced at Abbot Point beneficially re-used on land.

    The Hon S Emerson | 8 Sep 4:51am

    One week to decide fares or services

    Queenslanders have one week to decide how to spend $30million of carbon tax savings with a choice of increased transport services or reduced fares.

    The Hon S Emerson | 7 Sep 10:45am

    New bikeway benefits cyclists

    Families and cycling commuters will benefit from a $2 million Queensland Government boost to a new cycle path ensuring a safer, more direct connection between the Brisbane CBD and the northern suburbs.

    The Hon S Emerson | 6 Sep 2:00pm

    Cairns bus service boost

    Cairns families will be able to get around the city quicker and easier with more than 100 new bus services a week operating out of the new Cairns City bus station in Lake Street.

    The Hon J Seeney | 6 Sep 8:00am

    Hundreds more jobs flow from Games venue construction

    More than 500 jobs will be created from the construction and upgrade of two showcase sporting facilities for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

    The Hon J Seeney | 5 Sep 11:50am

    Masters creates new opportunities for Bundaberg region

    More than 300 new jobs will be created in Bundaberg following State Government approval of a new Masters Home Improvement Store to be built east of the city.

    The Hon T Nicholls | 5 Sep 11:30am

    Queensland businesses freed from red tape

    Around 7,000 Queensland firms will have more time and money to grow their businesses after the State Government announced another cut to red tape.

    The Hon T Nicholls | 4 Sep 3:53pm

    Retail trade shows encouraging growth

    There is encouraging growth in Queensland’s retail sector with figures out today showing retail trade up 3.5 per cent seasonally adjusted in the year to July, Treasurer Tim Nicholls said.

    The Hon A Cripps | 3 Sep 4:41pm

    Milestone Act to deliver Indigenous home ownership

    Families living in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities will soon be able to own their own homes under new legislation passed by the Queensland Government.

    The Hon J Seeney | 3 Sep 2:18pm

    State drives Townsville waterfront transformation

    Townsville’s waterfront is set for a major job-creating revitalisation with the declaration of a Priority Development Area in key parts of the city’s waterfront.

    The Hon S Emerson | 3 Sep 1:28pm

    Bribie Island Bridge plan takes shape

    Residents and families have an opportunity to provide input into the design and plan for a future Bribie Island bridge.

    The Hon M McArdle | 3 Sep 11:00am

    Gladstone project powers Queensland jobs growth

    A landmark electricity supply project that will support economic growth across Central Queensland has been delivered 16 months ahead of schedule and 20 per cent under budget.