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    The Hon A Lynham | 11:53am

    More progress on Coopers Gap wind farm

    Progress continues on the $500 million Coopers Gap wind farm near Kingaroy with the release today of terms of reference for its environmental impact statement.

    The Hon M Bailey | 10:07am

    Safety upgrade to begin at Nicklin Way intersection

    Work to extend the Nicklin Way right-turn lane into Kawana Island Boulevard (also known as Aquatic Drive), Warana, is due to start this Sunday (31 July).

    The Hon L Donaldson | 10:00am

    Fisheries management Green Paper catches public’s imagination

    Hundreds of people have made submissions on the Palaszczuk Government’s Green Paper on Fisheries Management in the first week since its publication.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 9:44am

    New plane to boost Torres Strait air emergency fleet

    A faster, more versatile fixed-wing plane will boost Torres Strait air emergency services, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced during a visit to the Horn Island airbase today.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 8:55am

    Cairns to host first ever Premier’s Connecting with Asia Forum

    Tourism industry leaders will join forces in Cairns next month to explore opportunities to grow tourism in regional Queensland.

    The Hon G Grace | 6:29am

    Applications now open for Back to Work employer support payments

    Businesses who have put on a new staff member in regional Queensland can apply for an employer support payment through the Queensland Government’s Back to Work scheme from today.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Yesterday 3:04pm

    Timing of the release of independent review of the Moreton Bay Rail Link signalling system

    Minister for Transport Stirling Hinchliffe today confirmed he has received advice the Independent Review of the Moreton Bay Rail Link (MBRL) Project will be finalised in the coming weeks.

    The Hon C Dick | Yesterday 2:40pm

    Grants another step towards smoke-free Queensland

    Local governments will be provided with extra funding to help prepare for new smoke-free laws due to take effect on September 1.

    The Hon C Dick | Yesterday 12:28pm

    Palaszczuk Government continues bolstering frontline jobs

    Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick has called on the LNP to end its campaign of lies surrounding frontline job cuts as the Palaszczuk Government continues recruiting where it counts.

    The Hon S Miles | Yesterday 11:16am

    Migaloo heads north under watchful eye of QPWS vessel

    The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service will continue to monitor Migaloo as he makes his way north today.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 11:13am

    Statement from Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk re Visit to Eddie Mabo’s gravesite

    I would like to thank Aunty Bonita Mabo and Family, the Mabo Families, Meriam Families and others who graciously gave me permission to visit Uncle Eddie Mabo’s grave on Mer Island today.

    The Hon C Pitt | Yesterday 10:50am

    Budget investments maintain Queensland’s lead on southern states

    Treasurer Curtis Pitt says the first two Budgets of the Palaszczuk Government investing in job-creating major projects has helped Queensland maintain its lead over NSW and Victoria in the latest Deloitte Access Economics’ Investment Monitor.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 10:30am

    Local management to improve water industry in rural Queensland

    Chair positions for the local management of eight rural channel irrigation schemes in Queensland have been announced in a continued push to better control costs and efficiency of the State’s rural water industry at a local level.

    The Hon S Miles | Yesterday 10:07am

    Fish habitats and the environment win in new Queensland Government initiative

    Central Queensland fishermen can look forward to better fishing trips thanks to proposed new Fish Habitat Areas.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Yesterday 9:30am

    Major construction complete on new Coomera Indoor Sports Centre

    Construction on the new $40 million Coomera Indoor Sports Centre, venue for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018), is nearing completion – 20 months ahead of the Games.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 8:30am

    Ship responsible for Cape Upstart oil spill identified

    Authorities investigating an oil spill in the Great Barrier Reef south of Townsville last year have identified the ship allegedly responsible and have forwarded the evidence to the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 6:00am

    Drivers sign up online for greater peace of mind

    New services which encourages Queenslanders to sign up for email reminders and upcoming registration payments and transport matters has already had massive interest.

    The Hon C Pitt | Wednesday 8:33pm

    Tim Nicholls should break vow of silence on asset sales

    Treasurer Curtis Pitt says now is a good time for Tim Nicholls to break his two-month vow of silence and reveal his secret policy for asset sales.

    The Hon A Lynham | Wednesday 7:30pm

    Changes boost protections for coal miners

    A boosted x-ray screening system with international checks starts this week as part of the new regime to protect the health of the state’s underground coal miners.

    The Hon A Lynham | Wednesday 5:54pm

    Minister welcomes organised crime funding

    Acting Police Minister Dr Anthony Lynham has welcomed $25.4 million in Federal Government funding to enhance the Palaszczuk Government’s plan to fight organised crime.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Wednesday 5:04pm

    New renal unit and hospital redevelopment brings better outcomes for TI patients

    An expanded renal service worth $1.25 million per year at the Thursday Island Hospital will deliver a significant boost to quality of life for kidney patients, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said today.

    The Hon S Miles | Wednesday 4:45pm

    It's Migaloo!

    It’s confirmed – Migaloo the white whale is in our waters.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Wednesday 4:00pm

    Queensland’s leading hospitality school produces its first six-star Gold Coast graduates

    The Gold Coast is going six-star, as the first students graduate from a unique international hotel and hospitality industry program that is producing highly-skilled and job-ready hospitality employees.

    The Hon L Enoch | Wednesday 3:49pm

    LNP misleading public on innovation outcomes

    The Palaszczuk Government will continue to invest in innovation to create jobs, despite the anti-innovation rhetoric coming from the LNP.

    The Hon C Pitt | Wednesday 3:30pm

    Queenslanders urged to join The Count on Census night

    Treasurer Curtis Pitt is urging all Queenslanders to make sure they’re counted in the nationwide Census on Tuesday 9 August.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Wednesday 2:30pm

    LNP spokesperson a no-show on North Queensland Budget Estimates

    The LNP has again proved they have no idea and no plan when it comes to North Queensland after their spokesperson responsible for North Queensland, Jason Costigan, failed to show up for Budget Estimates today.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Wednesday 2:29pm

    Queenslanders needing disability support failed by cruel LNP cuts

    The Palaszczuk Government has taken action to reduce the number of Queenslanders with disability on the state’s Register of Need, after numbers skyrocketed under the previous LNP Government.

    The Hon C Dick | Wednesday 1:45pm

    Langbroek kicks own goal on payroll

    Member for Surfers Paradise John-Paul Langbroek has kicked an own goal on the issue of payroll while trying to distract from the LNP’s woeful record on health.

    The Hon S Miles | Wednesday 1:25pm

    Steer clear of all special interest whales – not just Migaloo

    Boaties and aircraft operators are reminded to steer clear of any white whale they happen to spot in Queensland waters – whether or not it’s the mighty Migaloo.

    The Hon A Lynham | Wednesday 12:45pm

    Biofutures momentum builds in regional Queensland

    New bio futures projects and potential commercial products are already emerging across regional Queensland as the Palaszczuk Government’s $20 million bio futures industry plan gains traction.