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    The Hon A Cripps | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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.

    The Hon C Newman | 4:00am

    Innovate with Queensland’s open data and win $60,000

    *AUDIO OF PREMIER CAMPBELL NEWMAN AVAILABLE VIA LINK BELOW*

    The Hon J Bleijie | Yesterday 2:20pm

    Attorney-General welcomes Court of Appeal decision

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie has welcomed a decision by the Court of Appeal to keep a convicted killer and rapist in prison.

    The Hon D Crisafulli | Yesterday 12:00pm

    Partnership encourages Queenslanders to ‘Get Ready’

    Queenslanders are being told to ‘Get Ready’ for this year’s storm season thanks to a new partnership between RACQ and the State Government.

    The Hon C Newman | Yesterday 4:00am

    Construction forum to set out future growth

    *AUDIO OF MINISTER MANDER AVAILABLE VIA LINK BELOW*

    The Hon C Newman | Monday 2:45pm

    BaT project one step closer

    Queensland bus and train passengers will have a key say on the Environmental Impact Statement and reference design of the once-in-a-generation BaT project released today.

    The Hon J Langbroek | Monday 2:12pm

    New partnerships to drive Indigenous opportunity

    Access to better job and training opportunities will be easier for Indigenous Queenslanders through a new Queensland Government partnership program, which opened for first round applications today.

    The Hon S Emerson | Monday 4:52am

    Queenslanders have their say on public transport boost

    Almost 1,600 Queenslanders have already had their say on how to reinvest carbon tax savings back into public transport after one day of voting.

    The Hon C Newman | Sunday 11:00am

    Savings fund cheaper transport fares or more services

    Queensland families will enjoy cheaper public transport fares or more services following a decision to re-invest savings from the scrapped carbon tax towards public transport.

    The Hon G Elmes | Saturday 10:00pm

    Award-winning Queenslanders support diversity

    Queensland individuals and organisations who have made an outstanding contribution to improving community harmony and cohesion have been honoured at the prestigious 2014 Premier’s Cultural Diversity Awards announced in Brisbane tonight.

    The Hon L Springborg | Saturday 10:30am

    New campaign says GP not ED

    A new marketing campaign aims to improve Emergency Department wait times by encouraging patients to visit their GP, instead of hospital Emergency Departments.

    The Hon J Seeney | Friday 4:07pm

    Public to have further say on New Acland Coal project

    The public is being invited to have its say on the environmental impact of the proposed New Acland Coal Mine expansion – a project which could create hundreds of regional jobs.

    The Hon T Nicholls | Friday 2:45pm

    Advisory services engaged for the Strongest and Smartest Choice

    Following an advertised procurement process overseen by a probity auditor, the State Government has today engaged a number of specialist and strategic consultants to provide advisory services in relation to the proposed asset transaction program outlined in the Strongest and Smar ...

    The Hon J Langbroek | Friday 8:12am

    New teachers set for success in 2015

    Queensland children will continue to have the best learning environment at their schools with the state’s newest teachers being given more support to improve their skills in the classroom from 2015.

    The Hon C Newman | Thursday 12:10pm

    Maintenance backlog slashed at schools

    Queensland children will have safer schools and cleaner classrooms to learn in with another $100 million announced to clear the massive school maintenance backlog inherited by the State Government.

    The Hon A Cripps | Thursday 11:54am

    More water to grow Burnett Basin business

    Irrigators in the Burnett Basin will have more water to support their businesses with the release of a new plan by the Newman Government.

    The Hon A Cripps | Thursday 11:50am

    Queensland maps at the touch of a button

    Town planners, emergency services and even the Girl Guides are among those expected to take advantage of a new, free Queensland Government initiative which can deliver topographical maps straight to an email inbox.

    The Hon A Cripps | Thursday 9:58am

    Deep gas to create jobs for the regions

    The development of deep oil and natural gas resources is set to create new jobs in regional Queensland and unlock major economic benefits for the whole state.

    The Hon J Seeney | Thursday 9:35am

    Government to drive for community benefits from Aurukun mine

    The Queensland Government has today announced it would appoint Glencore International AG as the Preferred Proponent to develop the Aurukun bauxite deposit in Western Cape York.

    The Hon J Seeney | 27 Aug 5:36pm

    Deputy Premier reconfirms commitment to probity

    Queensland’s Deputy Premier, Jeff Seeney, today reiterated the LNP Government’s commitment to the probity process surrounding Queensland’s integrated resort development (IRD) process.

    The Hon J Langbroek | 27 Aug 2:14pm

    Spotlight on state’s science excellence

    Queensland’s science industry is in good hands with this year’s Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence highlighting the bright minds of today that could create the breakthroughs of the future.

    The Hon C Newman | 27 Aug 11:00am

    New services for Gold Coast mums in a state-wide health plan

    Gold Coast mothers are receiving vital care for their premature babies closer to home with the expansion of ante-natal services at the Gold Coast University Hospital.

    The Hon L Springborg | 27 Aug 8:08am

    Immunisation rates now online

    Data on current rates of immunisation for regions across Queensland will be published on the Government’s health performance website from today.

    The Hon J Bleijie | 26 Aug 3:31pm

    Attorney-General welcomes Court of Appeal decisions

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie has welcomed decisions by the Court of Appeal to increase the sentences of a child sex offender and a man who viciously bashed a taxi driver.

    The Hon J Langbroek | 26 Aug 1:57pm

    Student outcomes key in performance reviews

    Queensland children will have the best possible start to their education, with a strengthened teacher performance review process becoming compulsory at state schools from the start of the 2015 year.

    The Hon M McArdle | 26 Aug 1:00pm

    Energex joins world-first skin cancer study

    A world-first research project to be carried out in Queensland promises to improve the early detections of skin cancers, save lives and offer fresh insights into preventing the disease.

    The Hon L Springborg | 26 Aug 5:00am

    Ambulance tracking first in accountability

    Queenslanders can now see exactly how many ambulances are available in their region and what their workload is, with a simple click of a computer mouse.