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    The Hon A Lynham | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Yesterday 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 | Yesterday 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.

    The Hon C Pitt | Yesterday 5:06pm

    Emerson misleads again on defined benefit scheme

    Members of the defined benefit scheme will continue to have their accrued entitlements maintained under proposed legislative changes and will continue to receive their intended payouts, Treasurer Curtis Pitt said.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Yesterday 1:00pm

    Palaszczuk Government delivers free support for Queensland parents

    The Palaszczuk Government is sending the message to Queensland parents that it’s okay to ask for help on the one-year anniversary of its successful Triple P Parenting program.

    The Hon L Donaldson | Yesterday 11:00am

    Minister launches a Wizard boost for drought hit graziers

    Agriculture Minister Leanne Donaldson today launched a Wizard boost for drought-hit farmers – a new high-yield, disease resistant forage oat variety developed by the Department of Agriculture.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 10:12am

    Premier calls on PM to boost film industry tax competitiveness

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has called on the Prime Minister to urgently increase the Federal Location Tax Offset, to help the Palaszczuk Government attract even more major film and television productions to Queensland and Australia.

    The Hon A Lynham | Yesterday 10:01am

    Local businesses get the good oil on opportunities

    Businesses in Ipswich and the Scenic Rim are getting the ‘good oil’ today on opportunities on local major projects.

    The Hon J Trad | Yesterday 9:54am

    New planning scheme a first for Torres Strait Islands

    The Torres Strait Island Regional Council has implemented its first ever planning scheme, standardising regulations across all the islands to provide modern frameworks designed to meet the current and future needs of each community.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 9:30am

    Works moving ahead on the new Boundary Road Interchange on the Bruce Highway

    Work is progressing well on the construction of a new six-lane bridge over the Bruce Highway as part of a major upgrade of the Boundary Road interchange in Narangba on the northern outskirts of Brisbane.

    The Hon K Jones | Monday 1:54pm

    Queensland tourism operators on show in India

    Queensland will be on show in India this week, with Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) leading tourism operators from across the State on an international trade mission.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Monday 1:39pm

    One million construction hours clocked in race to build Games Village

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Commonwealth Games Minister Stirling Hinchliffe today got the first look at the finished proto-type apartment for the Parklands Project that will be transformed into the athlete’s village for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

    The Hon M Bailey | Sunday 11:00am

    Powerful new campaign highlights Queensland’s real road toll

    A new road safety campaign which aims to give a human face to the reality of Queensland’s road toll to highlight the real effect it has on everyday lives, has been launched today in Brisbane.

    The Hon G Grace | Saturday 3:15pm

    Awards recognise Queensland’s brightest multicultural achievers

    Queensland’s brightest multicultural achievers have been recognised at today’s Queensland Multicultural Awards, held in Logan.

    The Hon G Grace | Friday 6:11pm

    Palaszczuk Government’s fight for local government workers vindicated

    The Palaszczuk Government’s campaign to restore key conditions and allowances for 30,000 local government workers has been vindicated by a decision handed down today by the Queensland Supreme Court.

    The Hon M Bailey | Friday 5:29pm

    Queensland Government works with COAG Energy Council on market reforms

    The Queensland Government has agreed on a national direction for energy reform to address emerging challenges for the gas and electricity markets.

    The Hon G Grace | Friday 5:18pm

    Commonwealth Games building sites under Federal IR law

    Queensland industrial inspectors have no jurisdiction over Commonwealth Games building sites, with the exception of workplace health and safety issues, Minister for Industrial Relations Grace Grace said.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Friday 3:33pm

    Attorney-General orders independent review of Queensland Youth Detention Centres

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has ordered an independent review be conducted into Queensland’s Youth Detention Centres.

    The Hon J Trad | Friday 11:33am

    Labor takes action to avoid reef in danger listing

    The Palaszczuk Government is today taking action to protect the reef and avoid an in danger listing by UNESCO following the disappointing result of the vote on vegetation protections laws late last night.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Friday 10:31am

    New food club to whip up extra support for seniors

    Townsville’s budding chefs and home cooks will be the first in Queensland to take part in a new volunteer meal-sharing program, introduced by the Palaszczuk Government to address social isolation and strengthen community relationships.

    The Hon C Pitt | Friday 10:00am

    Land sale boosts tourism prospects for Western Cape communities

    Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Curtis Pitt and Ports Minister Mark Bailey have approved the sale of land in Weipa owned by North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation to the Western Cape Communities Trust, enabling them to expand on cult ...

    The Hon A Lynham | Thursday 6:57pm

    Queensland Government commits to parliamentary black lung inquiry

    Parliament tonight supported the Palaszczuk Government’s move to establish a Parliamentary inquiry into the re-emergence of coal workers’ pneumoconiosis in Queensland

    The Hon A Lynham | Thursday 4:34pm

    Countdown for councils to snare Building our Regions funds

    Regional councils have just a couple of days left to make their final bid for a share of $70 million of the State Government’s $375 million Building our Regions infrastructure program.

    The Hon K Jones | Thursday 2:22pm

    “Connect” religious instruction materials review complete

    Outdated and inappropriate content will be removed from Connect schoolreligious instruction materials following a state government review.

    The Hon M Bailey | Thursday 1:54pm

    Milestone for $34.2 million Bill Fulton Bridge project

    The $34.2 million Bill Fulton Bridge duplication has reached a milestone this week with tenders called for the project.