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    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 9:29am

    Queensland and Nevada become Sister States

    WASHINGTON DC, USA: Queensland and the US state of Nevada are now Sister States, with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Governor of Nevada, The Honourable Brian Sandoval. Building the success of the Statement of Intent signed ...

    The Hon C Crawford | 8:00am

    Eye-in-the-sky QFES team trains to deal with Commonwealth Games emergencies

    Fire and Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford has been given a preview of the specialised training being undertaken by QFES personnel who will take to the skies to deal with emergencies during the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

    The Hon C Crawford | Yesterday 12:01pm

    Back to Work program helps employ more than 400 jobseekers in State’s South West

    The Palaszczuk Government has helped employ over 400 people in the state’s South West region under a $3.36 million Back to Work Regional program investment in jobs.

    The Hon C Crawford | Yesterday 11:00am

    Fire and Emergency Services Minister opens new QFES facility near Roma

    Emergency service workers in Queensland’s south-west will be better equipped to serve the community following the opening of a new $473,000 Joint Emergency Services facility.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Yesterday 11:00am

    Works for Queensland program funds $981,000 Tom Jeffery Park upgrade

    Agnes Water residents and visitors can now enjoy a new-look Tom Jeffery Memorial Park, thanks to a $981,000 redevelopment made possible through the Palaszczuk Government’s $400 million Works for Queensland program. Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe applauded Gladstone ...

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 9:59am

    Queensland shines at peak national tourism awards

    Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones has congratulated the 10 Queensland businesses and events who took home awards from the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in Perth overnight.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 8:51am

    Queensland recharges research and education agreement with US science icon

    WASHINGTON DC, USA: The Queensland Government has renewed its special relationship with the one of the world’s leading research establishments, the Smithsonian Institution, continuing a successful Queensland-United States research and education program.

    The Hon G Grace | Friday 4:47pm

    Statement on Toowoomba Second Range Crossing

    This afternoon we met with senior representatives of Nexus and workforce representatives for frank discussions about the safety record on the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing.

    The Hon C Dick | Friday 3:24pm

    Broncos give back to Queenslanders with $27m community sports hub

    The Brisbane Broncos continue to support the local community through the power of sport with the official opening of their $27 million Training, Administration and Community Facility at the former Ithaca TAFE site in Red Hill.

    The Hon G Grace | Friday 1:32pm

    2018 Education Awards open for nominations

    Education Minister Grace Grace is encouraging Queensland state schools, teachers and principals to nominate for the 2018 Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools.

    The Hon C Crawford | Friday 12:01pm

    Fire and Emergency Services Minister inspects CQ storm damage

    Fire and Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford today (Friday) praised the efforts of QFES staff involved in the ongoing response to this week’s destructive storm in Moranbah.

    The Hon M Ryan | Friday 11:20am

    Gun theft at its lowest in four years

    Gun theft in Queensland is at its lowest in four years, as the Palaszczuk Government continues to provide the resources that police need to crack down on illegal gun possession and stealing.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Friday 11:00am

    $2.4 million revamp helps Mount Morgan CBD shine again

    The historic gold mining centre of Mount Morgan is ready to put its tourism credentials on full display, thanks to an almost $2.4 million revitalisation of the CBD that’s breathing new life into the iconic town.Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe and Rockhampton Regiona ...

    The Hon M Ryan | Friday 10:41am

    $250,000 reward for information about Cooktown murder

    Police Minister Mark Ryan today announced a $250,000 reward for information leading to the identification and conviction of the person or people responsible for the murder of Donna Louise Steele in Cooktown in 2017.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Friday 8:56am

    National Governors' Association conference in Washington DC

    There have been few more constant and willing partners in the transformation of Queensland into a modern, dynamic and prosperous State than the United States.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Thursday 3:38pm

    New judge for Rockhampton

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath today announced the new Supreme Court Justice for Central Queensland.

    The Hon K Jones | Thursday 1:56pm

    Townsville to host major ecotourism conference in 2018

    The Southern Hemisphere’s largest ecotourism conference will be held in Townsville and focused on the Great Barrier Reef following a strong bid from the Queensland Government to host the event in 2018.

    The Hon M Furner | Thursday 1:27pm

    Ayr training hub relocates to town centre

    An opportunity to provide a wider reaching, more comprehensive, and highly effective rural training service to the Burdekin region, has prompted Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (QATC) to set up a new training hub in the township of Ayr.

    The Hon M Bailey | Thursday 1:00pm

    Games journey planner is go for GC2018 spectators

    Planning your travel to and from events during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will be a breeze thanks to the Commonwealth Games dedicated Journey Planner, officially launched today a month and a half before the games.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Thursday 12:49pm

    Bridging the gap for Queensland trades

    Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman visited the Hastings Deering CAT Training Centre in Rockhampton today to encourage students and employers to access the Palaszczuk Government’s $5 million Trade Skills Assessment and Gap Training program.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Thursday 12:00pm

    Buy Smart Competition 2018 now open

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath today officially launched the Office of Fair Trading’s (OFT) annual Buy Smart Competition for schools, with more than $15,000 in prizes to be won.

    The Hon L Enoch | Thursday 11:00am

    GOMA set to glow with James Turrell light installation

    Queensland’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) will soon realise one of its most ambitious projects yet – a James Turrell light installation that will transform the South Bank building.

    The Hon K Jones | Thursday 10:08am

    Langford Island short walk now open

    One of the best walking tracks on the continent is now open to the public in the Whitsundays as part of a new initiative jointly funded by the Queensland and Australian Governments.

    The Hon C Dick | Thursday 9:05am

    Riverfront tennis courts will be a hit at Northshore

    Brisbane’s severe shortage of tennis courts will be given a boost when the State Government unveils the city’s first riverfront pop-up tennis courts are at Northshore Hamilton in May.

    The Hon K Jones | Thursday 9:02am

    Global education advisory’s first meeting outside Brisbane

    As part of a bid to make north Queensland one of the international education capitals of Australia, the state’s peak advisory group will meet in Townsville today – the first time in history the group has convened outside of Brisbane.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Thursday 8:51am

    Premier promotes Queensland to world’s largest investment manager

    NEW YORK: Premier and Minister for Trade Annastacia Palaszczuk today met with senior executives from BlackRock, the world’s largest investment manager, in New York to promote growing economic opportunities in Queensland.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Thursday 8:48am

    Premier encourages Sesame Street to film in Queensland

    NEW YORK: Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has met with senior members of the team behind the iconic Sesame Street program to encourage them to film in Queensland for its milestone 50th season next year.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Thursday 8:26am

    Recovery of Dianne

    The fishing boat "Dianne" that overturned in Bustard Bay off the central Queensland coast in October last year has been recovered and taken to the Port of Bundaberg.

    The Hon G Grace | Thursday 7:48am

    Safety concerns at TSRC

    The Palaszczuk Government is aware of safety concerns surrounding the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing project and is taking firm action by instigating an urgent meeting with the project’s principal contractor.

    The Hon L Enoch | Wednesday 3:05pm

    Queensland’s performing arts showcased to the world

    Queensland is the hub for up to 1200 delegates from 39 countries with the 2018 Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) taking place in Brisbane this week.