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    The Hon K Jones | 1:33pm

    Awards open to emerging visual artists

    Education Minister Kate Jones today called on Queensland’s budding artists to enter the state’s leading arts awards for secondary students.

    The Hon C Pitt | 7:24am

    Draft dredging report exposes LNP’s Great Barrier Reef shame: Pitt

    A draft Environmental Impact Statement that proposes dumping Cairns Port dredge spoil on the Great Barrier Reef highlights the Newman Government’s reckless disregard for one of Queensland’s most valuable assets, Treasurer Curtis Pitt said today.

    The Hon A Lynham | 6:00am

    Galilee basin coal jobs come one step closer

    Thousands of potential jobs in Queensland’s Galilee coal projects have come one step closer with a major milestone for Carmichael mine.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 7:57pm

    Working together to improve Queensland’s housing situation

    A workshop was held in Cooktown this week to look at the issues of homelessness and the social housing demand across the area.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 7:20pm

    City to savour country flavour at Eat Street Markets

    Brisbane residents could sample a taste of the country at Brisbane’s Eat Street Markets this weekend, Minister for Tourism and Major Events Kate Jones said today.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 5:53pm

    Statement regarding COAG

    I'm very pleased that myself and other first ministers have convinced the Federal Government to stand by the independent Commonwealth Grants Commission and endorse the proposed GST distribution at today's COAG meeting.This means that Queensland stands to gain an extra $556 millio ...

    The Hon S Miles | Yesterday 4:28pm

    Junior riders to make tracks to new mountain-bike park at Walkabout Creek

    Work has started on a mountain-bike track for junior riders at Walkabout Creek Visitor Centre at The Gap.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 11:45am

    New energy recruits about to embark on bright careers in power industry

    Energy Minister Mark Bailey visited the Energex EsiTrain centre at Rocklea today to meet the newest Energex trainees and apprentices as they embark on new careers in Queensland’s power industry.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Yesterday 11:43am

    All weather boat park launches for Townsville’s boaties

    Townsville boaties will have access to some of the best all-weather facilities in Queensland, following the opening of the first stage of the $25 million Townsville Recreational Boating Park today.

    The Hon J Trad | Thursday 8:52pm

    Statement regarding light rail reports

    The following can be attributed to a spokesperson from the Deputy Premier’s office:“The media report on Channel 9 News tonight regarding the light rail extension on the Gold Coast being imminent is factually incorrect. This project is yet to be finalised, approved or funded but a ...

    The Hon K Jones | Thursday 7:22pm

    ‘Say G’day to Jay’ kindy concerts to tour SE Queensland

    Free kindy concerts featuring children’s entertainer and state government kindy ambassador Jay Laga’aia will tour South East Queensland next month, Education Minister Kate Jones announced today.

    The Hon K Jones | Thursday 7:17pm

    Filmmakers capture a touch of tropical north Queensland’s paradise

    Minister for Tourism and Major Events Kate Jones today congratulated the winner of the Paradise Through Your Lens Tropical North Queensland marketing campaign.

    The Hon C Pitt | Thursday 1:41pm

    4,800 extra full-time jobs for Queensland as unemployment rate steadies

    Treasurer Curtis Pitt said today’s ABS labour force data shows an encouraging trend towards full-time employment in Queensland.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Thursday 11:16am

    Premier urges Commonwealth to commit to kindergarten funding

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has called on the Federal Government to stop stalling and commit to funding kindergarten in 2016.

    The Hon C Dick | Thursday 6:00am

    Abbott’s $11.8 billion cuts to Queensland Hospitals

    Health Minister Cameron Dick today called on Tony Abbott to reverse his decision to cut $11.8 billion from Queensland hospital funding from 2017-18 to 2024‑25.

    The Hon J Trad | Wednesday 5:01pm

    Major jobs boost as developer appointed to transform Yeerongpilly Green site

    Around 250 jobs are closer to being supported through construction of the $850 million Yeerongpilly Green Transport Orientated Development following the announcement of the preferred tenderer for the 14 hectare project today.

    The Hon K Jones | Wednesday 4:58pm

    #Room753 showcases Queensland to millions

    Social media audiences around the world will hear all about Queensland’s tourist destinations through an online campaign underway this week.

    The Hon B Byrne | Wednesday 2:24pm

    Palaszczuk Government supports women in sport with festival to WOW Brisbane.

    Sports Minister Bill Byrne today announced a $10,000 sponsorship for Brisbane’s first Women of the World Festival (WOW), while meeting with the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Women and Girls in Sport and Recreation.

    The Hon S Miles | Wednesday 11:53am

    Quick tips empower turtle rescue volunteers

    The work of more than 150 volunteer responders to stranded turtles along the Great Barrier Reef just got easier thanks to a new guide produced by the Queensland Government and WWF-Australia.

    The Hon J Miller | Wednesday 10:00am

    Palaszczuk Government and Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld) to make sure our loved ones get Safely Home

    The Palaszczuk Government has partnered with Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld) to launch an initiative to help ensure Queenslanders living with dementia who go missing are able to get home safely.

    The Hon B Byrne | Wednesday 9:17am

    Promoting Queensland beef in China

    Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Bill Byrne is travelling to China tomorrow to promote Queensland beef to one of the globe’s largest markets.

    The Hon B Byrne | Tuesday 7:35pm

    Opposition Leader misleads over drought assistance

    The LNP left a legacy of cuts in agriculture and it is remarkable that the Leader of the Opposition has issued a media statement today which seems deliberately calculated to create a false impression about the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to drought assistance.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Tuesday 3:09pm

    One week to go to nominate for Queensland Multicultural Awards

    Time is running out to submit nominations for the 2015 Queensland Multicultural Awards with only a few days until the closing date.

    The Hon B Byrne | Tuesday 2:29pm

    Queensland swimmers dominate the Aussie team headed to FINA World Championships

    Queensland’s elite swimmers have dominated the field at the 2015 Hancock Prospecting Australian Swimming Championships and will make up the bulk of the Australian team at the World Championships.

    The Hon M Bailey | Tuesday 12:44pm

    Queensland renewable energy jobs fell by a third under LNP: ABS

    The LNP’s appalling record on jobs and the environment has been further highlighted following the release of ABS data showing 34 per cent of jobs in the renewable energy sector vanished under the Newman Government.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Tuesday 11:17am

    Premier launches new training facility for Qld’s $6 billion aviation and aerospace industry

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has marked the start of construction on a $10 million Aviation Australia facility which will support 60 jobs during construction and train an extra 500 students on completion.

    The Hon M Bailey | Tuesday 9:18am

    Safer intersection for busy Anzac Avenue in Redcliffe

    Work has started on a $400,000 safety upgrade at the intersection of Anzac Avenue and Victoria Avenue in Redcliffe.

    The Hon K Jones | Monday 2:52pm

    Queensland tourism shines at national awards

    Sixteen Queensland tourism businesses have been recognised for their contribution to Australia’s tourism industry at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards.

    The Hon J Miller | Monday 12:17pm

    Urgent warning to parents: what are your children doing online?

    Police Minister Jo-Ann Miller has issued an urgent warning to parents to find out what their kids are up to online these school holidays.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Monday 10:55am

    Premier urges Commonwealth not to withhold NDIS funds for Queensland

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will call on the Federal Government to pass on in full Queensland’s share of NDIS funding at a COAG meeting later this week.Visiting Yeerongpilly-based disability services provider Montrose Access today with Disability Services Minister Coralee O'Rou ...