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New performing arts centre an investment in FNQ’s future

Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts | The Honourable Leeanne Enoch | at 6:53pm
Audiences in Far North Queensland are set to enjoy an increasing range of performing arts experiences with tonight’s opening of the new Cairns Performing Arts Centre (CPAC).

Wet Tropics celebrates 30 years of being listed on the World Heritage Register

Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts | The Honourable Leeanne Enoch | at 2:15pm
30 years ago, on 9 December 1988, the Wet Tropics of Queensland was inscribed on the World Heritage List to conserve, protect, rehabilitate, present and transmit this beautiful and unique landscape for generations.

Cairns Shipping Development Project on cruise control

Minister for Transport and Main Roads | The Honourable Mark Bailey | at 11:00am
The Palaszczuk Government has approved a business case for the Cairns Shipping Development Project, backing a $127 million jobs bonanza for Far North Queensland.

Class of 2018 receives final results

Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations | The Honourable Grace Grace | at 5:00am
Minister for Education Grace Grace has congratulated more than 48,000 Year 12 graduates from across Queensland who have received their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) and OP scores.

Baga regains its ancient name

Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts | The Honourable Leeanne Enoch | Yesterday at 5:00pm
A small national park, which includes a volcanic plug north-east of Rockhampton, has officially regained its original name Baga, replacing a deeply offensive name connected to segregation laws in the US.

Fire recruits put fresh boots on the ground across Queensland

Minister for Fire and Emergency Services | The Honourable Craig Crawford | Yesterday at 2:35pm
Following three months of intensive training, 36 new firefighting and fire communications recruits are about to land fresh boots on the ground across Queensland after graduating today in Brisbane.

Gas pipeline fires up north-west…and beyond

Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning | The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe | Yesterday at 2:30pm
Queensland’s remote north-west minerals province – and one of the state’s biggest manufacturers in Brisbane - is about to start firing on Northern Territory gas with the completion of the “missing link”.

Palaszczuk Government supports calls for new Queensland Tolling Ombudsman

Minister for Transport and Main Roads | The Honourable Mark Bailey | Yesterday at 1:00pm
The Palaszczuk Government has responded to the report and recommendations of the Parliamentary Inquiry into the operation of Queensland’s toll roads.

Transport gets personal with new rules for ‘rideables’

Minister for Transport and Main Roads | The Honourable Mark Bailey | Yesterday at 1:00pm
New rules come into effect today to support the expanding range of ‘rideable’ devices being used by Queenslanders.

SHINING A LIGHT ON THE INSIDE

Minister for Police and Minister for Corrective Services | The Honourable Mark Ryan | Yesterday at 12:45pm
The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) has publicly released its report and recommendations arising from the Taskforce Flaxton inquiry into corruption risks and corruption in Queensland prisons.

Appointments to Queensland Industrial Relations Commission

Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations | The Honourable Grace Grace | Yesterday at 12:28pm
Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has today announced the appointment of a new Vice President of the Industrial Court of Queensland as well as two new appointments to the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC).

IONIQ puts QFleet on track to zero emissions

Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport | The Honourable Mick de Brenni | Yesterday at 12:12pm
Queensland's drive towards a cleaner, greener future is powering ahead with the addition of the first new generation electric vehicle to the government’s QFleet managed fleet.

SilkAir boosts Singapore to Cairns service

Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for the Commonwealth Games | The Honourable Kate Jones | Yesterday at 12:00pm
SilkAir will increase its Singapore to Cairns service to daily from June 2019, delivering an additional $20.6 million for Queensland’s economy.

Queensland celebrates an excellent year in international education and training

Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for the Commonwealth Games | The Honourable Kate Jones | Yesterday at 12:00pm
Remarkable contributors to Queensland’s world-class international education and training (IET) industry have been celebrated at an awards ceremony hosted by Study Queensland.

Cross River Rail’s Albert Street station PDA declared

Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships | The Honourable Jackie Trad | Yesterday at 11:57am
The Palaszczuk Government has today declared a Cross River Rail Priority Development Area (PDA) to support the delivery of the new underground Albert Street station in the heart of the CBD.

More than $5 million in grants to get councils waste levy-ready

Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts | The Honourable Leeanne Enoch | Yesterday at 10:30am
Thirty-four Queensland councils will benefit from grants ranging from $6,000 to $570,000 to get infrastructure at waste disposal sites all over the state ready for the introduction of the waste levy on 1 July 2019.

Christmas comes early for new Baringa State Primary School

Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations | The Honourable Grace Grace | Yesterday at 8:30am
Two additional buildings have been completed at the new Baringa State Primary School in Caloundra South, ready for the start of the 2019 school year.

Help available for struggling families this Christmas

Minister for Communities and Minister for Disability Services and Seniors | The Honourable Shannon Fentiman | Yesterday at 7:30am
Christmas and school holidays can often be tough for Queensland families struggling with financial pressures, which is why it’s important to remember that help is just a phone call away.

Mid-year budget update underlines strong economic plan

Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships | The Honourable Jackie Trad | Thursday at 5:50pm
The Palaszczuk Government’s continued focus on growing jobs, building infrastructure and delivering high-quality frontline services is highlighted in the mid-year Budget update released today.

Take extra care on Queensland roads

Minister for Transport and Main Roads | The Honourable Mark Bailey | Thursday at 5:18pm
With wild weather on the way, school wrapping up for the year and the busy Christmas and New Year period in full swing, motorists should take extra care on Queensland roads.

Last chance to visit Community Recovery hubs in bushfire-affected areas

Minister for Communities and Minister for Disability Services and Seniors | The Honourable Shannon Fentiman | Thursday at 5:13pm
Community Recovery hubs have been visited by hundreds of people seeking support, information and advice in bushfire affected communities in recent weeks.

$107 billion education funding agreement for Queensland state schools

Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations | The Honourable Grace Grace | Thursday at 4:51pm
A bilateral education funding agreement signed today between the Queensland and Commonwealth Governments will see a record $107.3 billion invested in Queensland’s state schools over the next 10 years.

Two new District Court judges and new President of Childrens Court

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice | The Honourable Dr Anthony Lynham | Thursday at 3:15pm
Two new judges have today been appointed to the District Court, along with a new President of the Childrens Court.

Community Corrections graduates boost safety in Townsville

Minister for Police and Minister for Corrective Services | The Honourable Mark Ryan | Thursday at 3:00pm
The hard work and achievements of 13 new community corrections officers was recognised at a graduation ceremony held in Townsville today.

Landmark energy partnership delivers savings and sustainability

Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport | The Honourable Mick de Brenni | Thursday at 2:30pm
Buy Queensland has resulted in another successful procurement outcome, with the Palaszczuk Government negotiating a long-term energy contract that will deliver price stability to frontline government services and increase renewable usage across the public sector.