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    Queensland COVID-19 – Thursday, April 9

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | Yesterday at 5:03pm
    Queensland will be further protected – physically and financially - from coronavirus, with new travel rules for residents returning from interstate, and rental security for tenants and owners.

    Queensland COVID-19 – Wednesday, April 8

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | Wednesday at 5:28pm
    Tens of thousands of Queenslanders had been at risk of dying from coronavirus without the vital health measures that have been put in place, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.

    $5.5m to boost domestic violence services during COVID-19 pandemic

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | Wednesday at 12:57pm
    The Palaszczuk Government is taking urgent action to support domestic and family violence victims with the immediate injection of almost $5.5 million to help manage an anticipated increase in demand for services arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Travel to Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island), Moorgumpin (Moreton Island) and K’gari (Fraser Island) restricted

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | Wednesday at 12:16pm
    People are now banned from travelling to Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island), Moorgumpin (Moreton Island) and K’gari (Fraser Island) unless they live there, or work there, or are travelling for other permitted purposes.

    Queensland COVID-19 – Tuesday, April 7

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | Tuesday at 5:41pm
    Social distancing and community discipline should continue over the Easter break to keep downward pressure on new coronavirus cases, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.

    Grooming product company The Bearded Chap boosts state sanitiser supplies

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | Tuesday at 4:24pm
    Queensland manufacturers are reinventing business practices to boost supplies of sanitiser needed by the medical sector and community workers for protection against COVID-19.

    Queensland COVID-19 – Monday, April 6

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | Monday at 5:48pm
    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said a welcome downward trend in new coronavirus cases was continuing, while testing for community transmissions will be expanded.

    $17.5 million plan to protect families of health heroes

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | Monday at 5:01pm
    Thousands of Queensland’s frontline health workers could be provided free accommodation if they want to self-isolate.

    Queensland COVID-19 Update – Sunday, April 5

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | Sunday at 6:28pm
    Today’s relatively low rate of increase in coronavirus cases is welcome news but also reinforces the need to maintain social distancing to contain the spread.

    Queensland manufacturers Evolve in time of need

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | Sunday at 1:35pm
    Queensland manufacturers are stepping up like never before to provide essential products for health workers and communities in response to the coronavirus.

    Queensland COVID-19 Update – Friday, April 3

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | 3 April at 5:53pm
    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has applauded Queenslanders for responding positively to community measures in the joint battle against COVID-19.

    Care army mobilised to support and protect seniors from coronavirus

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | 1 April at 10:13am
    A Care Army of professionals and volunteers will rally around Queensland’s seniors, while a new telephone hotline is also being launched, to help ensure the wellbeing of older people during the Coronavirus pandemic.

    Special team to boost tracking and enforcement in bid to halt coronavirus

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | 31 March at 11:40am
    In an Australian first, the Palaszczuk Government will establish a dedicated team to boost tracking in the government’s fight against coronavirus.

    Queensland planning for temporary emergency hospitals for Covid-19 victims

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | 29 March at 1:02pm
    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has confirmed the Department of Health is proactively exploring options for setting up plans for temporary hospitals state-wide in vacant hotels, convention centres and possibly mining camps to treat Covid-19 patients if there is an overflow from hos ...

    Student free days for Queensland state schools next week

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | 26 March at 12:25pm
    Queensland schools will go student-free next week, as the state’s education system continues to work to limit the spread of coronavirus.

    Border Control Slows Virus Spread

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | 24 March at 1:04pm
    For the first time in more than a century, Queensland will restrict access at its border.

    Palaszczuk Government unveils $4 billion package to support health, jobs, households and Queensland businesses

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | 24 March at 11:25am
    The Palaszczuk Government will invest an additional $4 billion in measures to support Queenslanders’ health, their jobs and businesses.

    State and Federal Govts fund development of COVID-19 vaccine

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | 22 March at 11:16am
    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today announced a $17 million package to fast track a world-leading vaccine for coronavirus developed in Queensland.

    Ministerial Statement -

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | 18 March at 12:43pm
    NATIONAL CABINET UPDATE

    New laws so supermarkets can restock around the clock

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | 18 March at 11:02am
    The Palaszczuk Government will introduce urgent reforms to help ensure supermarkets stay well stocked to deal with unprecedented demand for groceries.

    Palaszczuk Government offers $500m in loans to support workers in businesses affected by coronavirus

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | 17 March at 6:00am
    The Palaszczuk Government will create a new $500 million loan facility, interest free for the first 12 months, to support businesses to keep Queenslanders in work and extend the coronavirus payroll tax deferral to all businesses across the state.

    Queensland first to make emergency declarations in January

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | 16 March at 11:18am
    Queensland was the first to declare a public health emergency on January 29, 2020 in response to the global outbreak of coronavirus, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said today.

    Palaszczuk Government secures Jeff Horn bout for Townsville

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | 12 March at 1:35pm
    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has today announced the government has secured the latest Jeff Horn bout at Townsville’s new world-class stadium.

    Hard Line on Youth Crime

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | 10 March at 1:14pm
    The State Government has announced sweeping changes to crack down on youth crime.

    Qld Government backs Laura Quinkan Dance Festival

    Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | 10 March at 11:26am
    The Premier has announced $400,000 in funding towards Australia’s longest running Aboriginal cultural festival.