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    The Hon M Bailey | 1:00pm

    Grass roots road safety programs receive $8m to save lives

    More than $8.4 million will be shared between Queensland schools, community groups and councils to improve road safety in their local areas during the next three years.

    The Hon M Bailey | 12:23pm

    ACCC urged to investigate Brisbane petrol prices

    Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply Mark Bailey has urged the ACCC to open an official investigation into Brisbane’s petrol prices.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 9:53am

    LNP to “right size” public service puts teachers, nurses, doctors at risk again

    The LNP has recommitted to cut jobs across Queensland with a renewed push to “right size” the public service, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.

    The Hon L Enoch | 9:30am

    Regions to have say in advancing innovation funding

    The Startup community in Queensland has been invited to have a say in the development of a new Palaszczuk Government program for regional innovation.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 3:30pm

    Asia strategy to boost Queensland’s tourism appeal

    The Palaszczuk Government’s Connecting to Asia Forum in Cairns today will hear how Queensland plans to become Australia’s leading destination for Asian travellers.

    The Hon C Pitt | Yesterday 2:40pm

    Jobs focus to address regional employment

    The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics released today show unemployment is lower across the majority of Queensland’s regions, with pockets recording increases.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 1:31pm

    Tourism investment on track as Cairns Aquarium hits halfway mark

    Queensland’s $12 billion tourism investment pipeline is driving more visitors and jobs growth with construction of the $50 million Cairns Aquarium and Reef Research Centre reaching halfway.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 1:31pm

    New cycling strategy the focus at Queensland Cycling Forum

    Key players from across Queensland have come together in Brisbane to discuss a new cycling strategy for the state.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 1:00pm

    New roundabout to open at Cooroy Southern Interchange on the Bruce Highway

    A new roundabout at the intersection of Myall Street and Nandroya Road, which forms part of the upgrade to the Cooroy to Curra Southern Interchange is now open.

    The Hon B Byrne | Yesterday 12:51pm

    Opportunistic commentary in relation to Home Hill incident - not helpful

    Minister for Police Bill Byrne said he has been advised by the Queensland Police that the investigation in relation to the tragic incident in Home Hill on Tuesday night is ongoing.

    The Hon C Dick | Yesterday 12:31pm

    Faster, easier hearing loss screening for newborns

    Queensland babies will be screened for hearing loss in as little as 12 seconds under a $1.1million rollout of new screening equipment unveiled today by the Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick.

    The Hon B Byrne | Yesterday 10:02am

    2016 Suncorp Police Scholarship announced

    Police Minister Bill Byrne, Commissioner Ian Stewart and Suncorp Group’s CEO Insurance Anthony Day today announced the recipient of the 2016 Suncorp Police Scholarship.

    The Hon B Byrne | Wednesday 5:20pm

    Palaszczuk Government welcomes Federal Government's funding towards organised crime in Queensland - but more is needed

    Police Minister Bill Byrne has welcomed the Federal Government’s move to build on the Palaszczuk Government’s work dismantling organised crime in Queensland.

    The Hon C Pitt | Wednesday 4:48pm

    New and improved Lake Borumba boat ramp opens

    The Lake Borumba boat ramp is back in business after receiving a $410,000 makeover.

    The Hon C Pitt | Wednesday 3:54pm

    Warrego Highway between Toowoomba and Oakey widened to four lanes

    Work has been completed on widening around six kilometres of the Warrego Highway between Toowoomba and Oakey in Queensland, significantly improving safety and efficiency.

    The Hon C Pitt | Wednesday 3:20pm

    Local firm secures accelerated project for Port of Mackay

    A $2.3 million investment in the Port of Mackay is underway with local contractors EPOCA Constructions starting work on a major infrastructure upgrade.

    The Hon C Pitt | Wednesday 3:08pm

    Latest evidence shows construction continuing to climb in Queensland

    The latest ABS data shows the volume of construction work done in Queensland in the June quarter rose 2.7 per cent to $9.47 billion.

    The Hon B Byrne | Wednesday 2:42pm

    Home Hill stabbing

    Minister for Police Bill Byrne said the events that have taken place in Home Hill overnight are tragic and disturbing.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Wednesday 2:23pm

    $8.8 million for Central West rail bridge upgrades

    Rail infrastructure in the Central West is set for an $8.8 million overhaul, with the Palaszczuk Government embarking on the third stage of a program to replace, repair and upgrade ageing timber rail bridges on the Central West line.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Wednesday 2:05pm

    Construction underway on specialised disability housing in Cairns

    Construction is underway on a $1.2 million specialised disability housing duplex in Cairns that will allow local people with disability to move out of health and aged care facilities, and back into the community.

    The Hon L Donaldson | Wednesday 2:00pm

    Agriculture Minister on cluster fencing tour

    Agriculture Minister Leanne Donaldson has repeated her conviction that the Palaszczuk Government’s wild dog cluster fencing strategy will help to revive the sheep industry in the central west of the State.

    The Hon J Trad | Wednesday 11:37am

    First North Queensland Regional Plan to supercharge development

    The first regional plan for North Queensland will become a reality after all five councils agreed to start work on the blueprint that will supercharge future development across the region.

    The Hon A Lynham | Wednesday 11:07am

    Qld Govt team packs in behind MSF Sugar expansion plans

    A team of Government officials is working with MSF Sugar to progress its multi-million expansion plans, particularly its clean, green biofutures focus.

    The Hon K Jones | Wednesday 11:01am

    Footy legends kick off “every day counts” campaign

    Some of our biggest footy stars have teamed up to encourage Queensland students to attend school every day.

    The Hon A Lynham | Wednesday 10:48am

    Minister reveals economic plan for local jobs

    Traditional industry; some job-generating projects, and future-focussed growth industries: that’s the key to the Fraser Coast’s future, according to State Development Minister Dr Anthony Lynham.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Wednesday 10:32am

    Chief Entrepreneur to build our reputation as a startup hotspot

    One of the state’s most successful proponents of alternative investment strategies has accepted the post of Queensland’s first Chief Entrepreneur.

    The Hon S Miles | Wednesday 9:58am

    Open House to unlock Brisbane’s history

    Brisbane’s most iconic heritage places will throw open their doors for locals and visitors to explore this October 8 – 9 for Brisbane Open House 2016.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Wednesday 9:15am

    NDIS opportunities showcased at state’s biggest conference

    More than 700 people are expected to attend Queensland’s biggest disability services conference today to learn how the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will create new opportunities across the state.

    The Hon C Dick | Tuesday 5:55pm

    Palaszczuk Government taking action to improve rural and remote mental health

    The Palaszczuk Government has today unveiled a new plan to improve the mental health and wellbeing of people living in rural and remote communities.

    The Hon C Dick | Tuesday 5:49pm

    Health workers upskilled to help close the gap

    Health professionals will be better supported to deliver culturally-appropriate healthy lifestyle advice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities thanks to a new training program.