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    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 2:44pm

    Palaszczuk Government trade push reaps export bonanza for Queensland

    The Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to driving overseas trade and investment is already paying dividends for the Queensland economy with a $5.6 billion export boost last year.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the value of Queensland’s overseas merchandise exports rose to a fo ...

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Yesterday 9:15am

    SEQ’s new flagship commuter train unveiled

    A life-size replica of South East Queensland’s new commuter train was unveiled for the first time today ahead of the arrival of the state’s new generation fleet of 75 six-car trains.

    The Hon C Dick | Saturday 3:20pm

    Second case of Zika virus confirmed in Queensland

    A child who first presented at hospital on Thursday night has been confirmed as the second case of the Zika virus in Queensland this year.

    The Hon J Trad | Friday 5:30pm

    Grants for Local Governments boost Queensland’s disaster resilience

    Floodgates, diversion channels and upgrades to cyclone shelters are among 48 disaster mitigation and resilience projects to receive grants totalling approximately $30 million, from the State Government Community Resilience Fund 2015-16.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Friday 3:14pm

    Referendum for fixed four-year terms

    The Palaszczuk Government has requested the Governor's approval to issue the writ for the referendum for fixed four-year terms for Queensland’s Legislative Assembly.

    The Hon S Miles | Friday 1:40pm

    Government expands Gladstone air monitoring

    To give the Gladstone community greater confidence in the protection of air quality, the Queensland Government has boosted air monitoring across the region.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Friday 12:00pm

    Gold Coast company set to build Commonwealth Games Hockey venue

    Gold Coast company Alder Constructions Pty Ltd has won the contract to upgrade the Gold Coast Hockey Centre ahead of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

    The Hon J Trad | Friday 11:21am

    Western Queensland Councils to benefit from planning innovation

    Murweh Shire Council will soon have a new planning scheme and other small western shires will reap the benefits, thanks to an innovative partnership with the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning.

    The Hon S Miles | Friday 10:00am

    Gold Coast trials Commonwealth Games recycling scheme

    The Gold Coast is preparing for a green 2018 Commonwealth Games with the launch of an innovative trial to collect and recycle commercial food waste.

    The Hon C Pitt | Friday 5:45am

    Aurukun delegation to devise new community engagement strategy

    The delegation of Palaszczuk Ministers who visited Aurukun yesterday have set themselves the challenge of implementing whole-of-government improvements to deliver better community outcomes.

    The Hon L Enoch | Thursday 9:17pm

    CSIRO cuts send wrong message

    I was encouraged by the Federal Government’s Science and Innovation Statement released late last year.

    The Hon C Dick | Thursday 4:29pm

    Queensland boosts Zika virus response

    Queensland will boost measures to combat mosquito breeds responsible for the spread of Zika virus and Dengue fever.

    The Hon S Miles | Thursday 1:13pm

    Croc catchers congratulated

    Queensland Environment Minister Dr Steven Miles has congratulated Department of Environment and Heritage Protection wildlife officers who last night caught a 4.7-metre saltwater crocodile off The Strand at Townsville.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Thursday 12:41pm

    Statement on the Independent Fare Review

    The Palaszczuk Government’s plan is to deliver fairer fares.

    The Hon K Jones | Thursday 11:42am

    TripAdvisor to help Queensland tourism win online

    Queensland tourism operators can skill up on how to boost their image online through free workshops with TripAdvisor.

    The Hon C Pitt | Thursday 11:21am

    Pensioner electricity concessions safe

    Treasurer Curtis Pitt has again assured Queensland pensioners and seniors their existing electricity bill concessions are not at risk.

    The Hon C Pitt | Thursday 9:19am

    New Aurukun CCTV to help improve community security and police

    All three levels of Government have united to fund the $1.3 million installation of a new CCTV security camera system in Aurukun.

    The Hon C Pitt | Thursday 5:50am

    Aurukun scores sport and recreation funding boost

    The Aurukun community will receive a $70,000 funding boost over one year to deliver more sport and recreation activities, such as a seasonal competition, community carnival and education and training event.

    The Hon C Pitt | Wednesday 7:33pm

    Queensland leads the nation in building approvals

    Queensland is leading the nation in the strength of building approvals, which were up almost 27 per cent for 2015, according to new figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

    The Hon A Lynham | Wednesday 5:55pm

    Next steps for the Carmichael coal and rail project

    A number of statutory obligations and outstanding legal issues remain to be addressed before I can consider granting the Carmichael coal project mining leases.

    The Hon C Dick | Wednesday 3:37pm

    Palaszczuk Government cracks down on Legionella reporting

    Legionella test results from every hospital and aged care facility in Queensland will be made public under proposed legislative changes to be introduced into Parliament early this year.

    The Hon J Trad | Wednesday 3:19pm

    Have your say on key planning instruments

    The community has until Friday, 5 February to provide feedback on four key planning instruments that will support the day-to-day operation of the Queensland Government’s new planning system.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Wednesday 2:34pm

    New services to help keep domestic violence victims safe

    Victims of domestic and family violence in Far North Queensland will soon have access to greater support with an extra $3.7 million in funding over five years announced for local services.

    The Hon C Pitt | Wednesday 2:10pm

    $700,000 fast-tracked to extend Thursday Island fire station

    The Palaszczuk Government will fast-track a much needed $700,000 expansion of the Thursday Island Fire and Rescue Station.

    The Hon M Bailey | Wednesday 12:58pm

    Improving heavy vehicle safety in Queensland

    The Palaszczuk Government is moving to improve the safety of Queensland motorists and truckies by putting into action a detailed plan to reduce accidents involving heavy vehicles.

    The Hon C Pitt | Wednesday 12:08pm

    More housing options for Hammond Island

    A future subdivision on Hammond Island in the Torres Strait is set to deliver both essential social housing and economic opportunities for the local community.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Wednesday 12:01pm

    Trip announcer app leads the way for public transport passengers

    Commuters will be able to use their smartphone to receive personal audio announcements and track their public transport journey stop-by-stop, following the upgrade of the MyTransLink app.

    The Hon K Jones | Wednesday 11:10am

    Hong Kong Airlines lands more flights in Queensland

    Queensland’s aviation sector is taking off after Hong Kong Airlines announced year-round flights from Hong Kong to the Gold Coast and Cairns, due to commence in early April.

    The Hon G Grace | Wednesday 10:22am

    Jason’s story targets safety on Queensland construction sites

    Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace today released a new work safety film targeting young workers and their employers in a bid to cut deaths and injuries on construction sites.The film covers the tragic electrocution of 20 year old Jason Garrels on a construction site in Cl ...

    The Hon C Pitt | Wednesday 5:40am

    Delegation sets out to investigate way forward in Aurukun

    A delegation of Ministers will today fly to Thursday Island and onto Aurukun tomorrow, tasked with reporting back to Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on whole-of-government improvements that could be made to deliver better community outcomes.