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    2020 Premier’s Anzac Prize recipients announced

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | at 2:00pm
    Eight young Queenslanders have been chosen to join in the opportunity of a lifetime as part of the 2020 Premier’s Anzac Prize.

    Queensland’s 2020 Australian of the Year announced

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | Yesterday at 8:30pm
    Anti-bullying and suicide prevention educator and social entrepreneur, Mrs Rachel Downie has been named Queensland’s Australian of the Year for 2020, with tennis champion Ash Barty named Queensland’s Young Australian of the Year.

    Premier announces 2020 – the Year of Indigenous Tourism

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | Yesterday at 9:17am
    Buoyed by the success of this year’s record-breaking Year of Outback Tourism campaign, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has declared 2020 the Year of Indigenous Tourism.

    Premier announces 2020 – the Year of Indigenous Tourism

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | Friday at 8:00pm
    The Premier has tonight announced next year would be dedicated to First Nations experiences in Queensland, in front of a packed audience at the Queensland Tourism Awards on the Sunshine Coast.

    Townsville residents to get first look into new stadium

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | Friday at 2:45pm
    North Queensland Stadium will throw open its gates to the community for the first time next February, with a free People’s Day confirmed for Saturday 22 February, 2020.

    North Queenslanders get ready to raise the roof!

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | Friday at 11:41am
    The heavy lifting is now complete on the Pandanus plant-inspired roof of the North Queensland Stadium with the last of 36 roof trusses being craned into place this morning.

    Corporate and community leaders to unite against domestic and family violence

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | Thursday at 4:45pm
    Queensland’s business and community sectors will present a united front against domestic and family violence later this month at the Palaszczuk Government’s Not Now, Not Ever.

    Queensland’s commitment on drought

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | Thursday at 12:10pm
    Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has welcomed the Federal Government’s long-awaited new drought initiatives but urged Prime Minister Scott Morrison to make sure assistance flowed quickly to drought-stricken communities.

    All state schools across Fraser Coast and Wide Bay to be air-conditioned

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | 5 November at 9:30am
    Students across the Fraser Coast and Wide Bay regions are set for a cooler 2020, after the Palaszczuk Government announced state schools in the region would have air-conditioning installed in every classroom.

    Queensland Premier’s Drama Award finalists announced

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | 4 November at 7:00pm
    Three Queensland-based playwrights are vying for the nationally-coveted 2020–21 Queensland Premier’s Drama Award.

    Palaszczuk Government takes action to support timber industry jobs

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | 4 November at 3:44pm
    The Palaszczuk Government is taking decisive action to support regional Queensland timber industry jobs, locking in hardwood supplies in the Wide-Bay Burnett region up to 2026.

    Cross River Rail connecting our early past to our future

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | 3 November at 9:30am
    A number of historical artefacts have been uncovered by workers on the Cross River Rail project which have been safely put aside to be studied by archaeologists.

    Best of the west honoured at Outback tourism’s night of nights

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | 3 November at 8:45am
    The Premier has congratulated the winners of the 2019 Outback Queensland Tourism Awards, including the Australian Age of Dinosaurs which took out the coveted Major Tourist Attraction category.

    CEDA 'STATE OF THE STATE' SPEECH

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | 30 October at 3:18pm
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    Twenty years of Queensland Greats

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | 30 October at 8:30am
    Nominations are now open for the 2020 Queensland Greats Awards, with Queenslanders asked to help identify extraordinary people and organisations who have helped shape and enrich our State.

    Sweeping electoral reforms to make elections fairer and more transparent

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | 29 October at 11:08am
    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced sweeping reforms to Queensland’s electoral system which will make elections fairer, more transparent and just.

    Events calendar to pump $880m into Queensland economy

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | 28 October at 10:22am
    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has launched the 2020 Queensland events calendar, worth $880m to the state’s economy.

    Shining a light on Diwali

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | 25 October at 7:30pm
    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has wished everyone good health, happiness and peace at the annual Diwali – Festival of Lights in King George Square.

    Gold Coast growth sets southern focus for Coomera Connector Stage 1

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | 25 October at 1:12pm
    Construction of a major new road east of the M1 between Coomera and Nerang will be prioritised to take pressure off the highway and support growing north Gold Coast communities.

    Skills boost for Queensland workforce

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | 24 October at 5:34pm
    Queenslanders are set to benefit from a major overhaul to the states training and have access to more affordable training to update their skills and secure the job of their dreams.

    Palaszczuk Government backing 75,900 regional jobs

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | 24 October at 12:29pm
    Regional Queensland is enjoying a jobs boom under the Palaszczuk Government.

    Site selection process starts for new Bundaberg Hospital location

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | 24 October at 12:01pm
    Another step has been taken towards the new Bundaberg Hospital with the site selection process now underway and project user groups being formed.

    Queensland delivers on landmark Not Now, Not Ever recommendations

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | 24 October at 9:55am
    A major milestone in the fight against domestic and family violence has been achieved, with the Premier announcing all 140 of the landmark Not Now, Not Ever report recommendations have been implemented.

    Ipswich to be home to the Office for Veterans

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | 23 October at 10:35am
    Queensland’s new Office for Veterans will be based in Ipswich.

    We said ‘We Can Do it!’ So we did; Queensland reaches gender parity!

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | 23 October at 10:15am
    The Palaszczuk Government has delivered on its target of fifty percent women on government boards by 2020.