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    The Hon S Miles | Yesterday 12:29pm

    Jourama Falls has fresh welcome for visitors

    Day visitors and campers have another reason to visit the popular Jourama Falls section of Paluma Range National Park in north Queensland this Easter, following the completion of upgraded visitor facilities.

    The Hon C Dick | Yesterday 12:00pm

    Palaszczuk Government urges Queenslanders to drive safely this Easter

    Police, Fire and Emergency Services Minister Jo-Ann Miller, Queensland’s first-ever Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey and Ambulance Services Minister Cameron Dick joined with police and emergency services personnel to launch the 2015 Easter Road Safety campaign.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 11:05am

    New governance for the Commonwealth Games

    Minister for the Commonwealth Games, Kate Jones, today announced new measures to ensure the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games are delivered on time and for the benefit of Queenslanders, Gold Coast residents, businesses and industry.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Yesterday 10:25am

    Locals win from disability housing boost

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    The Hon S Miles | Yesterday 9:34am

    Bilby star Easter attraction at David Fleay’s

    A small mammal with long ears and a pink nose is set to star at David Fleay Wildlife Park at West Burleigh this Easter school holidays, but it won’t be delivering chocolate eggs.

    The Hon L Enoch | Monday 3:19pm

    New Social Housing Construction for Townsville

    Townsville people needing an affordable place to live will be supported through the construction of 34 new social housing properties over the next year with construction valued at more than $8.3 million.

    The Hon S Miles | Monday 3:10pm

    Easter a busy time for people and dingoes on Fraser Island

    Easter is one of the busiest times of year on Fraser Island and also a season of high activity for the local dingo population.

    The Hon C Pitt | Monday 3:04pm

    State welcomes conversation on Commonwealth’s tax discussion paper: Pitt

    Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt, in Townsville for the government’s first Community Cabinet, welcomed today’s release of the Commonwealth Government’s tax discussion paper.

    The Hon C Dick | Monday 3:01pm

    Lady Cilento review raises serious questions about hospital commissioning

    A clinical review into the first two weeks of the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital has raised serious questions about the processes leading up to the opening.

    The Hon K Jones | Monday 2:46pm

    Pimlico State High School opens new Year 7 facilities

    Education Minister Kate Jones today officially opened Pimlico State High School’s new facilities and congratulated the school for the successful transition of its first Year 7 students.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Monday 2:38pm

    New Townsville after care services taking the next step

    Young people from North Queensland who are leaving the child protection system can now be confident in their next step in life with new after-care services up and running in Townsville.

    The Hon J Miller | Monday 10:30am

    Minister hails Townsville Rapid Action and Patrols Group trial a success

    Police Minister Jo-Ann Miller has today praised the work of Townsville Rapid Action and Patrols officers following the first release of results from the trial of the new proactive and agile policing group that started last year.

    The Hon M Bailey | Monday 8:00am

    $61.6 million to upgrade Queensland highways

    IMPROVEMENTS to the New England, Flinders, Landsborough and Cunningham highways will be delivered as part of the Australian Government’s $229 million National Highway Upgrade Programme.

    The Hon K Jones | Sunday 2:23pm

    Tourism campaign positions Townsville North Queensland as an education destination for families

    New technology is now being used in the Queensland Tourism industry to attract visitors to local attractions and appeal to families in a bid to boost tourism expenditure.

    The Hon K Jones | Sunday 2:12pm

    Beacons signal new way for visitors to explore Queensland

    A landmark digital tourism initiative is guiding visitors to explore Queensland’s destinations as Tourism and Events Queensland rolls out Australia’s largest tourism network of iBeacons across the state.

    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 | 25 Mar 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 | 25 Mar 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 | 24 Mar 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 | 23 Mar 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 | 23 Mar 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.