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    The Hon A Powell | 2:00pm

    Water pilot project improves environment and eases cost of living pressure

    A pilot project funded by Queensland Urban Utilities will not only have big environmental benefits but, will also demonstrate a way to help moderate water prices.

    The Hon G Elmes | 1:43pm

    ANZAC – a time to remember all veterans

    Queenslanders are being encouraged to recognise the many Indigenous Australians who’ve served in the military on the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One.

    The Hon I Walker | 12:30pm

    Queensland’s Mako Mermaids hooks TV viewers

    About 500 local jobs have been created by television’s favourite trio of mermaids making a big splash with Mako Mermaids now filming at Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast.

    The Hon S Emerson | 12:00pm

    Maroochydore bus station taxi trial

    A new late-night taxi pick-up zone will provide a safer place to wait for a cab on the Sunshine Coast.

    The Hon I Walker | 10:00am

    Queensland breakthrough makes chemo safer

    A Queensland research breakthrough could relieve the suffering of millions of chemotherapy patients around the world.

    The Hon S Dickson | 10:00am

    New patrol boat to beef up protection for the Reef

    A new patrol vessel, jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland governments, will soon take to the water to monitor and protect the Great Barrier Reef.

    The Hon J Dempsey | 9:00am

    ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE FOR COMMUNITIES IMPACTED

    Federal Minister for Justice, Michael Keenan, and Queensland Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services, Jack Dempsey, today announced that further assistance is being provided to communities hardest hit by Tropical Cyclone Ita.

    The Hon J Bleijie | 5:00am

    Attorney-General orders appeal

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Jarrod Bleijie has instructed the Director of Public Prosecutions to appeal the sentence of Richard Quincy Williams, who was convicted of rape and other offences in the Southport District Court on 7 April 2014.

    The Hon J Bleijie | Yesterday 3:29pm

    $12.4 million boost for community groups across the State

    Almost 600 local community organisations across Queensland will share in over $12.4 million in the latest round of State Government community benefit grants.

    The Hon S Emerson | Yesterday 1:06pm

    Remain alert on roads following Easter break

    Queensland motorists are being congratulated for staying safe on the roads over the Easter period maintaining one of the lowest road tolls on record.

    The Hon T Nicholls | Yesterday 11:10am

    People’s Budget proves popular with Queenslanders

    More than 16,000 Queenslanders have had their say on how to lower Queensland’s debt to a sustainable level through the ‘Strong Choices’ website in its first full week of operation.

    The Hon J Stuckey | Yesterday 10:53am

    Paradise showcased through local’s eyes

    A new tourism marketing campaign to attract Brisbane and interstate visitors to Tropical North Queensland will start screening this week.

    The Hon J Langbroek | Yesterday 5:00am

    School resumes for an eventful Term Two

    Students and teachers have been welcomed back to school across the state for what will be an exciting and busy second term.

    The Hon J McVeigh | Monday 3:00pm

    Market access negotiated for banana industry

    North Queensland banana farmers have received a boost with the Queensland Government negotiating arrangements to ensure growers can certify fruit from fallen plants after Tropical Cyclone Ita.

    The Hon J Langbroek | Sunday 6:00am

    Get in now for centenary celebrations

    Queensland secondary students are being given the chance of a lifetime with the opportunity to be part of the Centenary of Anzac celebrations in Gallipoli next year.

    The Hon C Newman | Saturday 5:00am

    Queensland set to welcome royals

    Premier Campbell Newman will today welcome their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Queensland.

    The Hon A Cripps | Thursday 4:59pm

    Stay ‘gas safe’ during Easter

    Holiday makers are reminded to be ‘gas safe’ over the Easter Holidays when using portable gas appliances.

    The Hon J Seeney | Thursday 3:10pm

    Proposed 'call in' for Masters Home Improvement Store

    The Queensland Government will consider ‘calling in’ the development application for the proposed Masters Home Improvement Store in Bundaberg, following a request from council.

    The Hon S Dickson | Thursday 2:38pm

    Most national parks now open for Easter

    Easter picnic and camping trips are back on track after rangers pulled out all the stops to reopen national parks in the Daintree and other areas in northern and central Queensland, in the aftermath of Cyclone Ita.

    The Hon J Dempsey | Thursday 1:00pm

    Police Unite against Alcohol Fuelled Violence

    Queensland revellers will experience the benefits of safer party precincts this weekend, following the launch of a joint policing effort to crack down on alcohol-fuelled violence and antisocial behaviour.

    The Hon J Seeney | Thursday 12:30pm

    New passenger terminal for Boulia Airport

    The Western Queensland town of Boulia will receive a new airport terminal to cater for local residents and a growing number of resource sector workers through the Queensland Government’s $495 million Royalties for the Regions program.

    The Hon I Walker | Thursday 11:15am

    Funding aids life-saving snake venom research

    Ground-breaking research that uses deadly snake venom in blood testing technology is one of the projects being boosted by the Queensland Government’s $990,000 support over three years for the Medical Research Commercialisation Fund (MRCF).

    The Hon T Mander | Thursday 11:11am

    More affordable housing in Redcliffe

    Housing affordability in Redcliffe has received a welcome boost with 20 new townhouses recently completed under the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS).

    The Hon J Dempsey | Thursday 10:48am

    Labor smear exposed by Union

    The credibility of the Queensland Labor Party has been further tarnished, and Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk exposed as a smear merchant, following comments by Queensland Police Union President, Ian Leavers.

    Mr S Minnikin | Thursday 8:55am

    JOINT STATEMENT: Construction starts on Gateway Motorway South

    CONGESTION on Brisbane’s busy Gateway Motorway South will soon ease with construction starting on the widening of Mt Gravatt–Capalaba Road across the Gateway Motorway, including improvements to ramps for drivers entering and exiting the highway.

    The Hon J McVeigh | Thursday 8:52am

    Waging war on western weeds

    Queensland graziers have received a boost in the fight against prickly acacia and bellyache bush with the State Government announcing $1.88 million to combat the weeds.

    The Hon J Seeney | Thursday 6:00am

    Government reveals plan for priority infrastructure

    The Queensland Government has announced a way forward to the challenging issue of infrastructure charges that will encourage development, while providing new funding avenues for local government.

    Mr S Minnikin | Thursday 4:43am

    Public transport patrols double ahead of Easter

    In the lead up to Easter the Queensland Government has doubled the number of Senior Network Officers on the Gold Coast targeting anti-social behaviour on public transport.

    The Hon A Cripps | 16 Apr 3:22pm

    Leasehold rent relief for landholders in cyclone-affected shires

    Quarterly leasehold rent and freehold land instalment payments have been deferred by the Newman Government to support landholders as they start the recovery task from ex-tropical Cyclone Ita.

    The Hon M McArdle | 16 Apr 2:35pm

    Cyclone Ita 'ground zero' power heroes thanked

    North Queensland communities hit by Tropical Cyclone Ita should have their electricity back on in time for Easter.