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    The Hon T Nicholls | 2:10pm

    Cairns emergency workers thanked

    Acting Premier Tim Nicholls has thanked all those who have worked on the tragic crime scene in Cairns and in the surrounding community over recent days.

    The Hon M McArdle | 12:10pm

    Sun sets on tanning beds

    The sun has set on Queensland’s commercial UV tanning studios, with a statewide ban in force from 1st January 2015.

    The Hon J Seeney | 10:43am

    First exciting glimpse of plans for Queen’s Wharf Brisbane

    Queenslanders were today given their first opportunity to view the planned transformation of the Queen’s Wharf precinct in Brisbane from an under-utilised government quarter into a world-class entertainment and leisure destination.

    The Hon A Powell | 10:30am

    Real-time technology for Sunshine Coast buses

    Sunshine Coast passengers can track the next bus from the palm of their hand with the Newman LNP Government’s roll out of real-time info starting on the Sunshine Coast today.

    The Hon A Cripps | 9:00am

    Stay ‘gas smart’ at your Christmas barbecue

    Queenslanders are being urged to carry out simple checks on their portable gas appliances to ensure they stay safe this festive season.

    The Hon J Bleijie | 6:00am

    Donate to charity, not scammers

    Queenslanders are being warned to make sure their Christmas charity goes to those in need, not scammers.

    The Hon J Langbroek | 4:30am

    Watch your local school this Christmas

    Queenslanders are being asked to keep a close eye on their local schools during the Christmas holidays and to report suspicious activity to the School Watch hotline.

    The Hon T Davis | Yesterday 9:00am

    Help seniors beat the summer heat this Christmas

    As temperatures rise this summer, Queenslanders are being encouraged to look out for their elderly relatives, friends and neighbours this festive season.

    The Hon S Dickson | Yesterday 7:00am

    Be ‘campfire safe’ this summer

    Queensland families are being urged to be ‘campfire safe’ when visiting the state’s national parks this summer.

    The Hon S Dickson | Saturday 7:00am

    Drive safely on our beaches this summer

    Families who are planning to go beach driving in Queensland this summer are being urged to take extra care.

    The Hon J Bleijie | Friday 6:29pm

    Attorney-General welcomes appeal wins

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie has welcomed two judgments by the Court of Appeal that have increased the sentences for two sex offenders.

    The Hon J Seeney | Friday 6:10pm

    700 new jobs a step closer for Darling Downs

    Hundreds of regional jobs could be created after Queensland’s independent Coordinator General approved the $900 million New Acland Coal Mine expansion near Oakey.

    The Hon C Newman | Friday 2:31pm

    Statement from the Premier

    I am deeply saddened and shocked by the tragic events in Cairns today.

    The Hon C Newman | Friday 11:48am

    Fire service culture must change

    The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services will undergo “systemic change” after an independent review was damning of the organisation’s handling of sexual harassment and workplace bullying incidents.

    The Hon J Langbroek | Friday 6:00am

    Queensland students shine in Year 12 results

    A year of achievement in schools is set to conclude with the highest ever percentage of Year 12 school leavers being awarded a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).

    The Hon J Bleijie | Thursday 5:27pm

    Esteem and experience mark new judicial appointments

    Esteemed legal careers and a diverse wealth of experience are the hallmarks of six new judicial appointments, approved by Governor in Council this afternoon.

    The Hon T Nicholls | Thursday 11:10am

    Mid-Year Review shows Queensland heading back to black

    Queensland will benefit from fiscal surpluses well into the future under the Newman LNP Government's careful financial management.

    The Hon J Seeney | Thursday 8:21am

    Aquis Resort approved by Coordinator General

    The $8.15 billion Aquis Resort near Cairns has today cleared another hurdle with Queensland’s independent Coordinator General approving the project’s Environmental Impact Statement.

    The Hon J Bleijie | Thursday 6:30am

    Get the most from your Christmas gift card

    Queenslanders who are stuck for gift ideas are being warned to be wary of the Christmas card catches that are costing consumers millions.

    The Hon A Cripps | Wednesday 8:00am

    Summer of fun in Queensland's national parks

    Queensland families and visitors are being encouraged to make the state’s national parks one of their top picks for a fun filled holiday this summer.

    The Hon I Walker | Tuesday 3:10pm

    New series mean 500 jobs on Gold Coast

    The Newman LNP Government’s investment in TV production will see three series filmed in Queensland in 2015, creating more than 500 jobs and injecting millions into the state’s economy.

    The Hon M McArdle | Tuesday 10:30am

    Potential new dams to protect Brisbane and Ipswich

    The Queensland Government will consider building two new dams and raising Wivenhoe Dam to better protect Brisbane and Ipswich families from major flood events.

    The Hon C Newman | Tuesday 8:27am

    Statement from Premier Campbell Newman

    My thoughts and prayers and those of all Queenslanders are with everyone caught up in the terrible events in Sydney’s CBD in the past 24 hours.

    The Hon C Newman | 15 Dec 2:00pm

    Premier’s Christmas boost for Queensland charities

    Four of Queensland’s favourite charities have shared in a $400,000 boost just in time for Christmas.

    The Hon C Newman | 14 Dec 12:37pm

    Queensland community helicopters secured for a decade

    Thousands of families from North Queensland to the Gold Coast will be safer after lifesaving helicopter rescue services were guaranteed with a new long-term funding agreement with the Queensland Government.

    The Hon C Newman | 14 Dec 7:00am

    MINISTERIAL MEDIA ALERT for Sunday 14 December

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    The Hon J Dempsey | 13 Dec 10:00am

    Make sure you shop safely this Christmas

    Queensland consumers and retailers are being asked to stay vigilant over the festive trading season to prevent shoplifters from cashing in this Christmas.

    The Hon C Newman | 12 Dec 1:33pm

    Nominations open in 2015 Queensland Reconciliation Awards

    Queenslanders have the opportunity to help change community attitudes to reconciliation with Premier Campbell Newman opening nominations for the 2015 Queensland Reconciliation Awards.

    The Hon C Newman | 12 Dec 9:30am

    Major upgrades announced as first election commitment

    A congestion-busting road upgrade is the first election commitment announced for Ashgrove residents by local member Campbell Newman ahead of next year’s State Election.

    The Hon J Dempsey | 12 Dec 9:00am

    Don’t let your holiday go up in smoke this Christmas

    Queensland holidaymakers are being urged to take caravan safety seriously over Christmas, to return to their families safely.