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    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 10:17am

    Brisbane welcomes direct flights from Japan

    Queensland is preparing to welcome an extra 108,000 international visitors each year with the first direct flights from Japan since 2010 touching down in Brisbane today.

    The Hon C Pitt | Yesterday 10:00am

    Queensland leads way on building approvals

    Treasurer Curtis Pitt says that ABS figures released this week point to the continued strength of Queensland’s property and construction sectors.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Yesterday 6:00am

    Metropolitan QTA regional winners named

    Training and Skills Minister Yvette D’Ath has announced the Brisbane area winners of the Queensland Training Awards (QTA) for 2015.

    The Hon A Lynham | Friday 6:23pm

    Have your say on Stanbroke’s $200 million Three Rivers Irrigation Project

    Queenslanders are invited to have their say on the draft terms of reference for Stanbroke’s proposed $200 million cotton project in the Gulf.

    The Hon J Trad | Friday 6:11pm

    Queensland Government directs further planning for Cedar Woods

    The Queensland Government has ordered further planning be undertaken by Brisbane City Council on the Cedar Woods development as it approved an initial 480 lots in part of the site and rejected the original proposal for 1,350 lots.

    The Hon L Enoch | Friday 5:44pm

    National approach on building products safety

    Protecting consumers and the building industry against defective and non-compliant building products were the focus of Housing and Public Works Minister Leeanne Enoch at the Building Ministers’ Forum in Melbourne today.

    The Hon K Jones | Friday 4:07pm

    Queensland tourism taking off with more flights from China

    More Chinese travellers are bound for Queensland with Hong Kong Airlines to begin the first flights to the Gold Coast and Cairns from January 2016.

    The Hon S Miles | Friday 4:07pm

    Springbrook hotel property open to expressions of interest

    The Gold Coast property formerly known as “Springbrook Mountain Manor” could be home to a new tourism operator on the Gold Coast as the Queensland Government seeks a commercial operator.

    The Hon B Byrne | Friday 3:45pm

    Landmark partnership to boost farmers and rural job-seekers

    A landmark partnership between the Palaszczuk Government and bodies representing key agricultural producers will establish Queensland’s first Rural Jobs and Skills Alliance (RJSA).

    The Hon S Fentiman | Friday 1:21pm

    Rocky takes another step on path to recovery from TC Marcia

    Queensland Government community recovery efforts in Rockhampton after Tropical Cyclone Marcia are winding down as the community gets back on its feet.

    The Hon S Miles | Friday 12:28pm

    Lamington gets bigger on its 100th birthday

    Lamington lovers had more to celebrate on the national park’s 100th birthday today, as the Queensland Government announced a 586 hectare addition – the largest extension to the Gold Coast hinterland park since it was declared in 1915.

    The Hon C Pitt | Friday 11:50am

    Yarrabah’s junior ranger program brings coast into classrooms

    Learning the importance of reef protection as part of caring for country is now part of the curriculum at Yarrabah State School.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Friday 11:26am

    Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 2015 opens

    Premier and Arts Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk has confirmed funding for Far North Queensland visual arts, dance, music and fashion, while attending the opening of the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) last night.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Friday 10:53am

    Join Queensland's largest celebration of multiculturalism

    Queenslanders are being encouraged to take part in the state’s largest celebration of its rich cultural diversity, Queensland Multicultural Week from 22 to 30 August.

    The Hon A Lynham | Friday 9:18am

    Darling Downs irrigators gain water flexibility

    Darling Downs irrigators will have greater flexibility to purchase water licences and boost their businesses under changes made by the Queensland Government.

    The Hon C Dick | Thursday 6:18pm

    Mackay community celebrates opening of its new hospital

    Premature babies, renal, cardiac and oncology patients and people needing emergency and mental health care are among those benefitting from the $408 million Mackay Base Hospital redevelopment.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Thursday 1:37pm

    CCC Chair appointed

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today welcomed the appointment of Alan MacSporran QC as the new chair of the Crime and Corruption Commission.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Thursday 10:39am

    Townsville Athletics back on track for The Challenge Games

    The Townsville Sports Reserve athletics track has been restored to international standards following a $700,000 facelift to replace its deteriorated surfaces.

    The Hon A Lynham | Thursday 9:26am

    Councils take driver’s seat on stock routes

    Local councils will be able to manage their local stock routes and collect the funds graziers already pay to use them under proposed changes to Queensland’s state land administration.

    The Hon C Pitt | Thursday 8:48am

    State Budget delivers business confidence bounce

    Business confidence is on the rise in Queensland, according to a new survey by the State’s peak industry body.

    The Hon S Miles | Thursday 7:00am

    Lamington National Park celebrates its 100th birthday on World Ranger Day

    The Gold Coast hinterland’s Lamington National Park celebrates its 100th birthday this Friday (31 July), which is also World Ranger Day.

    The Hon K Jones | Wednesday 4:44pm

    Catholic Education Week officially launched

    The role of social media as a force for good was a focus at the official Queensland launch of Catholic Education Week (26 July – 2 August) today.

    The Hon J Miller | Wednesday 3:43pm

    New rural fire station near Stanthorpe officially open for business

    As rural firefighters in Severnlea West near Stanthorpe prepare for the 2015 bushfire season, their job will be made that little bit easier with a new fire brigade station, which they helped fund and build.

    The Hon K Jones | Wednesday 3:25pm

    International travellers increase spending by $421 million

    The latest Tourism Research Australia figures show international visitors spent a record $4.4 billion in Queensland in the year to March 2015.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Wednesday 11:53am

    Gender targets can help to grow Queensland economy

    The Palaszczuk Government’s target for 50 percent women on all Government boards by 2020 is a key plank in a broad strategy to harness the hidden powerhouse of the Queensland economy, its women.

    The Hon J Miller | Wednesday 9:57am

    Minister praises resilient Mount Isa community

    Police Minister Jo-Ann Miller has praised the resilience of the Mount Isa community and paid tribute to the police and emergency services for their ongoing response to yesterday’s tragedy.

    The Hon C Pitt | Wednesday 9:00am

    Shane Webcke shares personal tragedy to promote work safety

    Back in 1994 Queensland Rugby league legend Shane Webcke’s career and life were put on hold after his dad was killed at work.

    The Hon J Trad | Tuesday 6:16pm

    Proposed call in for Burdekin solar farm development

    The Queensland Government will consider a ministerial ‘call in’ of the proposed Clare Solar Farm development, south west of Ayr.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Tuesday 1:31pm

    Gambling awareness week a reminder that help is available

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has urged Queenslanders battling a gambling addiction to seek help to turn their lives around.

    The Hon M Bailey | Tuesday 8:48am

    Queenslanders asked for ideas to help save motorcyclists’ lives

    A spike in Queensland motorcyclist deaths highlighted the need to reform the motorcycle licensing system, Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey said.