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    The Hon M McArdle | 12:00pm

    New dam strategies to protect Queensland homes

    Hundreds of families in Brisbane and Ipswich could be spared the heartache of watching their homes devastated by floods thanks to improved management of the south east’s dams.

    The Hon T Nicholls | 11:28am

    Grant to boost lifesaving liver research

    Vital research into liver disease will be given a boost by the State Government to help specialists find answers to saving the lives of sick Queenslanders.

    The Hon T Davis | Yesterday 8:00am

    More domestic violence help is only a call away

    Queensland women and families affected by domestic violence will have better access to specialist advice and support over the phone.

    The Hon L Springborg | Sunday 10:00am

    Australia’s First Surgery Guarantee

    Queenslanders who have been waiting for their elective surgery will now receive it in the medically recommended time with a new Australian-first Wait Time Guarantee.

    The Hon J Langbroek | Friday 2:23pm

    Congratulations on final day for Year 12s

    More than 47,000 Year 12 students are about to take the first major step in their adult lives as they enjoy their last day of high school.

    The Hon S Emerson | Friday 10:58am

    Townsville project delivers jobs and flood-proofed roads

    A new flood-proofed road was officially opened in Townsville today – ahead of the storm season and significantly under budget.

    The Hon T Nicholls | Thursday 4:43pm

    Government seeks applications to develop iconic Herston site

    The soon-to-be-vacated Royal Children’s Hospital site at Herston is set become a vibrant, mixed-use precinct with the Queensland Government announcing the redevelopment of the 4.8 hectare site.

    The Hon I Walker | Thursday 3:39pm

    Brisbane sign to live on after G20

    Queensland families will have a new permanent attraction to visit, with the iconic Brisbane sign that was made to celebrate the city ahead of the G20 Summit to remain as a new city landmark.

    The Hon J Dempsey | Thursday 10:30am

    Rescue helicopters go high-tech thanks to partnership

    Queensland families will be safer in emergencies and rescue helicopters will respond quicker, following a partnership with Rio Tinto that includes a new operations centre with state-of-the-art interactive technology.

    The Hon J Bleijie | 19 Nov 2:56pm

    New domestic violence legal service for the Gold Coast

    Gold Coast families dealing with painful domestic violence court matters will have access to a new, free legal assistance service as part of Queensland’s commitment to tackling violence at home.

    The Hon S Emerson | 19 Nov 12:03pm

    Rail project on track to deliver more jobs

    About 350 people are now employed on the construction of a new maintenance centre at Wulkuraka to service South East Queensland’s next generation of trains – and there’s more work on the way.

    The Hon T Nicholls | 18 Nov 12:15pm

    Trade mission to build on Queensland’s G20 success

    Jobs and business opportunities would be the focus of a trade and investment mission to Singapore and Indonesia next month, building on the achievements of the G20 Summit.

    The Hon L Springborg | 18 Nov 11:00am

    New lounge for Princess Alexandra Hospital patients

    Patient admissions and departures at the Princess Alexandra Hospital will be faster, smoother and more comfortable thanks to the opening of a new transit care lounge.

    The Hon C Newman | 17 Nov 11:44am

    AUDIO: Premier addresses Cabinet

    Premier Campbell Newman addresses cabinet regarding the G20 Leaders Summit and the benefits for Queensland from the weekend.

    The Hon J Seeney | 17 Nov 10:30am

    Historic agreements bring jobs to Queensland

    Future generations of Queenslanders will benefit from more jobs, improved schools and better hospitals and roads as the result of an announcement that the Newman LNP Government will invest in infrastructure in the Galilee Basin.

    The Hon J Dempsey | 14 Nov 11:30am

    High Court upholds criminal gang laws

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Jarrod Bleijie has welcomed the High Court’s decision to uphold Queensland’s anti-criminal gang laws.

    The Hon L Springborg | 14 Nov 9:00am

    Queensland medical breakthrough

    Queensland researchers have made an international breakthrough that could drastically improve the treatment of leukaemia patients – the latest in a long list of world class health and medical innovations in the state.

    The Hon J Seeney | 13 Nov 3:21pm

    1900 jobs could be created by possible GLNG expansion

    Another 1900 jobs could be created in the Surat and Bowen basins with a proposed expansion of Santos GLNG’s gas field operations in south-west Queensland.

    The Hon I Walker | 12 Nov 3:31pm

    Super Star Fund to bring film icon to Queensland

    Queensland’s reputation as an arts and cultural hub is set to soar with the news that the Super Star Fund will bring international film icon David Lynch to Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in 2015.

    The Hon J Langbroek | 12 Nov 11:06am

    New building opened at Toowoomba school

    The Centenary Heights State High School community in Toowoomba today celebrated the official opening of its brand new state-of-the-art Year 7 building.

    The Hon L Springborg | 12 Nov 10:41am

    Emergency research foundation saves Queensland lives

    Researchers improving emergency responses to crises such as heart attacks and deadly jellyfish stings and with new procedures for pain management have been recognised at a ceremony in Brisbane today.

    The Hon C Newman | 12 Nov 5:45am

    Queensland welcomes world leaders to Brisbane

    Brisbane’s time as the world’s capital city has begun, with the arrival this morning of the first of the international leaders attending the G20 Summit.

    The Hon J Seeney | 10 Nov 3:12pm

    Bipartisan approach on reef secured

    The Newman LNP Government has welcomed Labor’s support to use dredge material beneficially on land rather than disposing of it off shore – marking a crucial step in bipartisan support for protection of the Great Barrier Reef.

    The Hon C Newman | 10 Nov 3:09pm

    AUDIO: PREMIER CAMPBELL NEWMAN REMEMBERS WAYNE GOSS

    Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has expressed his condolences at the passing of former Premier Wayne Goss.

    The Hon T Nicholls | 10 Nov 2:33pm

    Employment security offer for power workers

    Treasurer Tim Nicholls has agreed to a request from power companies Ergon, Energex and Powerlink to include a “no forced redundancies” clause in their offer to workers during current enterprise negotiations.

    Mrs D Frecklington | 10 Nov 2:31pm

    Colour Me Brisbane encore to welcome G20 leaders

    Families will be able to enjoy the CBD bathed in spectacular lights even longer, with the popular Colour Me Brisbane now continuing right through until the end of the G20 Leaders Summit.

    The Hon C Newman | 10 Nov 11:27am

    Statement by Premier Campbell Newman on the passing of Wayne Goss

    Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has expressed his condolences at the passing of former Premier Wayne Goss.

    The Hon T Mander | 8 Nov 10:00am

    Innovative disability housing one step closer

    North Brisbane people with a disability who have ageing parents will have access to an innovative housing solution, which will give them more support to live the life they choose in their community.

    The Hon G Elmes | 7 Nov 1:00pm

    Anzac Centenary grants announced

    Families and communities across the state will be able to commemorate local events significant to the First World War, with funding through the Queensland Government’s Anzac Centenary Community Grants Program.

    The Hon L Springborg | 7 Nov 1:00pm

    Logan Hospital opens new multi-million dollar building

    Logan Hospital’s new $145.24 million building is delivering increased capacity and expanded world class health services to families, in one of Queensland’s fastest growing regions.