Skip links and keyboard navigation

Media Statements

Search current government

There are 5882 statements by the current government

Works completed on critical SEQ transmission line

Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy | The Honourable Dr Anthony Lynham | 13 January at 2:19pm
A 47-year-old transmission line in Brisbane’s southside has a new lease on life after a major $3.8 million makeover.

New tourism fund backs Indigenous tourism experiences

Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for Cross River Rail | The Honourable Kate Jones | 13 January at 11:43am
The Palaszczuk Government has launched a new $10 million Indigenous tourism fund to create economic opportunities and jobs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders.Tourism Minister Kate Jones said the Growing Indigenous Tourism in Queensland Fund was being delivere ...

Help for Animal Fire Victims

Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | 12 January at 3:06pm
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced grants for wildlife carers inundated with victims of bushfires and the drought.

Australian Olympic Legend Natalie Cook to play lead role in Queensland’s sporting future

Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport | The Honourable Mick de Brenni | 12 January at 10:02am
Australian professional beach volleyball player and Olympic gold medallist Natalie Cook OAM will join the Queensland Academy of Sport as Executive Director of Elite Success and Partnerships.

New Carseldine sports precinct bowls over local community

Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning | The Honourable Cameron Dick | 11 January at 1:00pm
The covers have come off at a brand new $6.5 million sport and recreational precinct in Brisbane’s north, with the first cricket match being played at ‘The Green’ today.

Spit master plan works power into the new year

Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning | The Honourable Cameron Dick | 11 January at 12:06pm
Work is powering ahead on more projects for The Spit master plan with tenders about to be called for detailed design works for the Moondarewa Spit upgrade and the Seaway Promenade.

State support sees Bundy manufacturer’s expansion plans cooking with gas

Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning | The Honourable Cameron Dick | 11 January at 9:00am
A new $3 million facility for Bundaberg-based manufacturer Grillex is set to create more jobs for the Wide Bay, supported by the Palaszczuk Government’s $175 million Jobs and Regional Growth Fund.

Olivia and Oliver Queensland’s most popular baby names in 2019

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice | The Honourable Mark Ryan | 11 January at 7:30am
For the first time in five years Queensland has a new favourite girls’ baby name with Olivia climbing from fourth in 2018 to take top spot in 2019.

Boost for businesses targeting innovation in the mining sector

Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning | The Honourable Cameron Dick | 10 January at 2:00pm
Queensland businesses looking to tap into the state’s $7 billion mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector through collaborative projects can apply for their share of $1.1 million.

Pour out your thoughts on proposed craft brewing licence

Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning | The Honourable Cameron Dick | 10 January at 1:27pm
The Queensland Government is inviting industry and the community to have their say on a proposed new licence for craft brewers that could allow breweries to sell more products on site and at promotional events.

Tarong substation upgrade powers up jobs, reliability

Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy | The Honourable Mark Ryan | 10 January at 1:10pm
Preliminary work is underway on a $13 million electrical infrastructure upgrade that will support 33 jobs and keep the South Burnett powered up.

Tree change beautifies one of Townsville’s busiest streets

Minister for Local Government, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs | The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe | 10 January at 10:00am
One of Townsville’s busiest boulevards has had a tree-change makeover thanks to the Palaszczuk Government’s signature Works for Queensland program.

Brisbane’s newest park officially opens at Northshore Hamilton

Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning | The Honourable Cameron Dick | 10 January at 9:45am
Northshore Hamilton – Queensland’s largest waterfront urban renewal project – kicks off 2020 with the official opening of Hercules Street Park after a $10 million makeover.

Palaszczuk Government supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander jobs

Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport | The Honourable Mick de Brenni | 9 January at 11:08am
The Palaszczuk Government is delivering on its commitment to support jobs and frontline services on Thursday Island.

New funding anchors superyacht jobs

Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning | The Honourable Cameron Dick | 9 January at 10:30am
The Palaszczuk Government will provide $2 million to help deliver a superyacht berth at the Southport Yacht Club to create more jobs in the rapidly growing superyacht industry.

Torres Strait Islanders score with Ken Brown Oval upgrades

Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport | The Honourable Mick de Brenni | 9 January at 8:58am
Upgrades to Thursday Island’s Ken Brown Oval are now complete with the Torres Strait’s home of rugby league looking better than ever, thanks to the Queensland Government’s infrastructure funding.

Cross River Rail construction will more than double in 2020

Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for Cross River Rail | The Honourable Kate Jones | 9 January at 8:32am
Cross River Rail Minister Kate Jones today announced construction on Cross River Rail would more than double in 2020.

Beware bushfire charity scammers and dodgy donation plea

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice | The Honourable Mark Ryan | 9 January at 7:30am
Queenslanders are being warned to beware of fake appeals claiming to be collecting for victims of the ongoing bushfires.

Nominations open for 2020 Queensland Reconciliation Awards

Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport | The Honourable Mick de Brenni | 8 January at 11:56am
Businesses, community groups and organisations working to advance reconciliation in Queensland are encouraged to nominate for 2020 Queensland Reconciliation Awards.

First Nations communities land historic Housing Plans

Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport | The Honourable Mick de Brenni | 8 January at 10:56am
Remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities have established the first tranche of Local Housing Plans (LHPs) to build new and upgraded housing, as the Palaszczuk Government helps local communities to reduce overcrowding.

Works underway for multimillion-dollar Tully Multi-Use Sporting Complex

Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning | The Honourable Cameron Dick | 8 January at 10:00am
The $7.1 million Tully Multi-Use Sporting Complex project is taking shape, with construction having kicked off for the project’s 600-capacity grandstand.

Big battery bobs up at the Bohle

Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy | The Honourable Mark Ryan | 8 January at 5:00am
Queensland’s first community-scale battery is a step closer to reality with the arrival of the main battery unit and kiosk in Townsville.

World first heart stopping bridge climb to hit Brisbane in 2020

Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for Cross River Rail | The Honourable Kate Jones | 7 January at 4:17pm
Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones has today launched a world-first climbing experience on the Story Bridge.

No sweat for new gym memberships in 2020

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice | The Honourable Yvette D'Ath | 7 January at 1:00pm
Queenslanders looking to kickstart a healthier 2020 by taking out a new gym membership are being reminded of their rights under Australian Consumer Law.

Compensation set to flow for Queensland volunteer firefighters and SES

Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | 7 January at 9:15am
The Palaszczuk Government has confirmed Queensland SES volunteers will also be eligible for compensation along with volunteer firefighters battling this extraordinary fire season.