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    The Hon C Newman | 2:31pm

    Statement from the Premier

    I am deeply saddened and shocked by the tragic events in Cairns today.

    The Hon C Newman | 11:48am

    Fire service culture must change

    The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services will undergo “systemic change” after an independent review was damning of the organisation’s handling of sexual harassment and workplace bullying incidents.

    The Hon J Langbroek | 6:00am

    Queensland students shine in Year 12 results

    A year of achievement in schools is set to conclude with the highest ever percentage of Year 12 school leavers being awarded a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).

    The Hon J Bleijie | Yesterday 5:27pm

    Esteem and experience mark new judicial appointments

    Esteemed legal careers and a diverse wealth of experience are the hallmarks of six new judicial appointments, approved by Governor in Council this afternoon.

    The Hon T Nicholls | Yesterday 11:10am

    Mid-Year Review shows Queensland heading back to black

    Queensland will benefit from fiscal surpluses well into the future under the Newman LNP Government's careful financial management.

    The Hon J Seeney | Yesterday 8:21am

    Aquis Resort approved by Coordinator General

    The $8.15 billion Aquis Resort near Cairns has today cleared another hurdle with Queensland’s independent Coordinator General approving the project’s Environmental Impact Statement.

    The Hon J Bleijie | Yesterday 6:30am

    Get the most from your Christmas gift card

    Queenslanders who are stuck for gift ideas are being warned to be wary of the Christmas card catches that are costing consumers millions.

    The Hon A Cripps | Wednesday 8:00am

    Summer of fun in Queensland's national parks

    Queensland families and visitors are being encouraged to make the state’s national parks one of their top picks for a fun filled holiday this summer.

    The Hon I Walker | Tuesday 3:10pm

    New series mean 500 jobs on Gold Coast

    The Newman LNP Government’s investment in TV production will see three series filmed in Queensland in 2015, creating more than 500 jobs and injecting millions into the state’s economy.

    The Hon M McArdle | Tuesday 10:30am

    Potential new dams to protect Brisbane and Ipswich

    The Queensland Government will consider building two new dams and raising Wivenhoe Dam to better protect Brisbane and Ipswich families from major flood events.

    The Hon C Newman | Tuesday 8:27am

    Statement from Premier Campbell Newman

    My thoughts and prayers and those of all Queenslanders are with everyone caught up in the terrible events in Sydney’s CBD in the past 24 hours.

    The Hon C Newman | Monday 2:00pm

    Premier’s Christmas boost for Queensland charities

    Four of Queensland’s favourite charities have shared in a $400,000 boost just in time for Christmas.

    The Hon C Newman | Sunday 12:37pm

    Queensland community helicopters secured for a decade

    Thousands of families from North Queensland to the Gold Coast will be safer after lifesaving helicopter rescue services were guaranteed with a new long-term funding agreement with the Queensland Government.

    The Hon C Newman | Sunday 7:00am

    MINISTERIAL MEDIA ALERT for Sunday 14 December

    **For planning purposes only, not for publication or distribution**

    The Hon J Dempsey | Saturday 10:00am

    Make sure you shop safely this Christmas

    Queensland consumers and retailers are being asked to stay vigilant over the festive trading season to prevent shoplifters from cashing in this Christmas.

    The Hon C Newman | 12 Dec 1:33pm

    Nominations open in 2015 Queensland Reconciliation Awards

    Queenslanders have the opportunity to help change community attitudes to reconciliation with Premier Campbell Newman opening nominations for the 2015 Queensland Reconciliation Awards.

    The Hon C Newman | 12 Dec 9:30am

    Major upgrades announced as first election commitment

    A congestion-busting road upgrade is the first election commitment announced for Ashgrove residents by local member Campbell Newman ahead of next year’s State Election.

    The Hon J Dempsey | 12 Dec 9:00am

    Don’t let your holiday go up in smoke this Christmas

    Queensland holidaymakers are being urged to take caravan safety seriously over Christmas, to return to their families safely.

    The Hon J Langbroek | 12 Dec 6:30am

    2014 a year of education achievement

    Queensland’s schools have gone from strength to strength this year under the Newman LNP Government’s strong plan for education.

    The Hon C Newman | 11 Dec 3:50pm

    Pirates on schedule for 2015

    The biggest budget film to be shot in Queensland is on schedule to start production in 2015, boosting the State’s economy and creating thousands of jobs.

    The Hon C Newman | 11 Dec 12:00pm

    Landmark Accord for Queensland firefighters

    Queensland firefighters who serve their community will have better working conditions following a historic Accord introduced by the LNP Government.

    The Hon J Dempsey | 11 Dec 10:30am

    Light your drive for road safety this Christmas

    Queensland families using the State’s roads this holiday period are being encouraged to ‘Light your drive’ in support of road safety.

    The Hon T Nicholls | 10 Dec 12:07pm

    New Jakarta Trade office to strengthen ties

    Jakarta: Queensland businesses will benefit from a boost in trade with South East Asia following the official opening of the new Jakarta Trade office.

    The Hon S Emerson | 10 Dec 10:45am

    Security boost for Christmas

    Passengers will be safer when travelling across the south-east Queensland public transport network this Christmas with seven new Senior Network Officers set to graduate this month.

    The Hon J Bleijie | 10 Dec 5:15am

    Fewer toys on the naughty list this Christmas

    Mums and dads playing Santa this Christmas can be reassured that Queensland retailers are selling the safest batch of festive toys for five years.

    The Hon T Nicholls | 9 Dec 12:41pm

    Report recognises important progress with state finances

    The Government’s actions to fix Queensland’s finances have been recognised in a Queensland Audit Office report released today.

    The Hon S Emerson | 9 Dec 11:05am

    Palaszczuk’s great train scandal

    Labor leader Annastacia Palaszczuk’s scandalous management of Queensland’s travel train replacement program extended well beyond forgetting to include seats, a new report has exposed.

    The Hon C Newman | 9 Dec 10:30am

    Tokyo-Brisbane Flights to Boost Tourism

    Thousands more families will visit Brisbane from Japan, growing the tourism industry and creating jobs following an agreement which will see direct Tokyo – Brisbane Qantas flights commence in 2015.

    The Hon J Dempsey | 8 Dec 2:00pm

    Additional resources and new technology for Queensland officers

    Queensland families will be even safer and frontline police will be even more effective thanks to the boosted roll out and upgrade of the world leading QLiTE mobile technology program.

    The Hon J Dempsey | 7 Dec 1:00pm

    Police given strong powers to ensure Safe Nights Out

    Queenslanders will enjoy safer nights out this Christmas after police were given greater powers to prevent street violence under the Newman LNP Government’s Safe Night Out Strategy.