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    The Hon B Byrne | Friday 4:33pm

    Minister Byrne announces review of state’s biosecurity

    Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Bill Byrne today announced a review of the state’s biosecurity capability.

    The Hon M Bailey | Friday 4:02pm

    Major upgrade for Boundary Road Interchange

    TRAFFIC will flow more smoothly when major works are completed on a busy section of the Bruce Highway at the Boundary Road interchange near Narangba in Brisbane.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Friday 3:00pm

    Last chance to enter 2015 Queensland Training Awards

    Queenslanders are being urged to act quickly to nominate for the 2015 Queensland Training Awards which close on 10 April.

    The Hon K Jones | Thursday 3:46pm

    Government to implement state-wide school maintenance plan

    Education Minister Kate Jones today welcomed the Performance Audit on Maintenance in Public Schools and said the Department of Education and Training would implement all of the report’s recommendations.

    The Hon K Jones | Thursday 3:08pm

    School funding audit report recommendations to be implemented in full

    The recommendations of the Queensland Audit Office’s (QAO) report on recurrent non-state school funding will be implemented in full, Minister for Education Kate Jones said today.

    The Hon K Jones | Wednesday 2:00pm

    Nominations open for 2015 Showcase Awards

    Education Minister Kate Jones has called on Queensland state schools to nominate for the 16th annual Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools for the chance to win a share in more than $370,000 in development grants.

    The Hon J Trad | Wednesday 9:31am

    Tickets on sale for historic steam train journey to Longreach

    Queensland Rail’s steam train Bety will embark on her second trip to celebrate 150 years of rail in Queensland, this time to Western Queensland.

    The Hon K Jones | Tuesday 7:00pm

    Queensland students visit Canberra

    Twenty-five students from across Queensland will meet the Governor-General and federal parliamentarians during three days in Canberra this week as part of the National Schools Constitutional Convention.

    The Hon K Jones | Monday 6:15pm

    China a key focus for Queensland tourism

    Tourism and Events Queensland is leading a delegation of tourism businesses to China today for a week-long trade mission to showcase the State as a premier holiday destination.

    The Hon J Trad | Monday 3:00pm

    TC Marcia recovery plan for Central Queensland communities

    The Queensland Government has released a comprehensive plan to assist communities affected by Tropical Cyclone Marcia.

    The Hon B Byrne | 22 Mar 10:47am

    Minister stops work on greyhound track

    Minister for Sport and Racing Bill Byrne has directed Racing Queensland to stop work on construction of a new greyhound track at Cronulla Park in Logan.

    The Hon J Trad | 21 Mar 5:00am

    New Gold Coast estate to deliver homes, jobs and lifestyle opportunities

    The Queensland Government’s approval of the Gold Coast’s newest estate Pacific View will mean new home and lifestyle opportunities and 2,700 jobs for Queenslanders.

    The Hon K Jones | 20 Mar 6:00pm

    Hillbrook Anglican School officially opens new buildings

    Minister for Education Kate Jones today officially opened Hillbrook Anglican School’s new $16.5 million learning facilities.

    The Hon K Jones | 20 Mar 1:01pm

    Lightning workshop to mark the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence

    Minister for Education, Kate Jones, today joined Facebook Australia, anti-cyber bullying group Project ROCKIT and 40 high school students at the Lightning Workshop: How to Stand Up To Bullying.

    The Hon M Bailey | 20 Mar 12:38pm

    Safety improvements at busy intersection in Eagle Farm

    Work is underway on a $1.7 million project to boost safety for motorists and pedestrians at the intersection of the Southern Cross Way north-bound off-ramp and Fison Avenue West, in Eagle Farm on Brisbane’s northside.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 20 Mar 10:24am

    Death of former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser

    I was saddened to hear of the death of former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | 19 Mar 4:19pm

    Judicial Appointment announced

    The Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Ms Yvette D’Ath today announced the appointment of Mr John Bond QC to the Queensland Supreme Court.

    The Hon C Dick | 19 Mar 3:38pm

    Extended palliative care services for Queenslanders

    Patients and their families now have greater access to support thanks an extension of Queensland’s palliative care helpline, PalAssist.

    The Hon B Byrne | 18 Mar 4:37pm

    Five-time Paralympic shooter passes away in farm tragedy

    Minister for Sport Bill Byrne has expressed his condolences at the passing of Paralympian Ashley Adams.

    The Hon C Pitt | 18 Mar 2:33pm

    Hire an apprentice or trainee, get a payroll tax rebate: Pitt

    Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt said the Palaszczuk Government was wasting no time on delivering its promises to encourage bosses to hire apprentices or trainees.

    The Hon C Dick | 18 Mar 11:07am

    Kickstart for Indigenous health

    Health Minister Cameron Dick today kicked off a three-year funding partnership to support Indigenous Queenslanders to make healthy lifestyle choices.

    The Hon J Miller | 18 Mar 10:36am

    Queenslanders to name our 7 new crime-fighting canines

    Queenslanders will have the opportunity to name seven of the newest and cutest QPS recruits, Police Minister Jo-Ann Miller said today.

    The Hon A Lynham | 17 Mar 3:39pm

    LNP still not listening

    Lawrence Springborg’s blatantly false and economically irresponsible comments regarding Abbot Point highlights just how out of touch the LNP are with Queenslanders.

    The Hon B Byrne | 17 Mar 3:03pm

    Queensland youngsters encouraged to have a go, stay active

    Minister for Sport Bill Byrne today launched the latest initiative to encourage children to get fit and active.

    The Hon C Pitt | 17 Mar 12:39pm

    Labour Day returns to rightful and historical date in 2016

    Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt says the Palaszczuk Government will honour a key election commitment by returning Labour Day to the first Monday in May starting in 2016.

    The Hon S Fentiman | 17 Mar 11:55am

    Nominations now open for the 2015 Queensland Multicultural Awards

    Nominations for the 2015 Queensland Multicultural Awards have opened this week.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 16 Mar 3:17pm

    Premier calls on all Queenslanders to support the banana industry

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today outlined the Queensland Government’s initial response to the Panama disease outbreak in north Queensland, as well as urging Queenslanders to continue supporting the state’s banana industry.

    The Hon K Jones | 15 Mar 12:50pm

    Students team with Li Cunxin and James Morrison

    Minister for Education, Kate Jones, today joined Li Cunxin and James Morrison AM to announce this year’s Creative Generation – State Schools Onstage (CGEN) will include a new segment involving Queensland Music Festival (QMF) and Queensland Ballet.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 14 Mar 11:43am

    Queensland to offer assistance to Vanuatu

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Queensland Government would formally offer assistance to cyclone-stricken communities in Vanuatu.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 14 Mar 11:00am

    Eternal flame returns as ANZAC Centenary program reaches critical milestone

    Queensland’s preparations for the commemoration of the ANZAC Centenary continue, with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today joining the Lord Mayor to oversee the return of the ‘eternal flame’ to its rightful home at the Shrine of Remembrance.