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Skilling Queenslanders for bright futures

Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development | The Honourable Shannon Fentiman | 8 January at 11:03am
The Ipswich Community Youth Service (ICYS) is one of 84 organisations to share in more than $34.7 million to roll out 156 projects under the latest round of Skilling Queenslanders for Work.

2900 new jobs in Queensland

Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships | The Honourable Jackie Trad | 20 December 2018 at 1:07pm
Almost 3000 new jobs were created in Queensland in November, according to ABS Labour Force Data released today.

Gold Coast hosts Australian Premiere of Aquaman

Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | 18 December 2018 at 9:00pm
Aquaman star Jason Momoa has returned to the Gold Coast, joining local cast and crew for the Australian premiere of the latest Warner Bros blockbuster.

Turtles tracked on Raine Island to further protect species

Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts | The Honourable Leeanne Enoch | 18 December 2018 at 1:47pm
The Palaszczuk Government is continuing to protect vulnerable green turtles as part of the $7.95 million Raine Island Recovery Project, which has fitted 21 green turtles with satellite trackers so far this season.

Community Corrections graduates boost safety in Townsville

Minister for Police and Minister for Corrective Services | The Honourable Mark Ryan | 13 December 2018 at 3:00pm
The hard work and achievements of 13 new community corrections officers was recognised at a graduation ceremony held in Townsville today.

Brisbane mobile kitchen cooking with Dignity First Fund support

Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport | The Honourable Mick de Brenni | 13 December 2018 at 1:40pm
A new mobile kitchen and food van will operate across the Brisbane and Logan areas from February 2019 off the back of $177,154 in funding through the Palaszczuk Government’s $2.5 million Dignity First Fund.

Bushfire State Recovery Coordinator visits impacted communities

Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | 12 December 2018 at 1:30pm
Recently appointed State Recovery Coordinator Major-General (retired) Stuart Smith has visited the most heavily impacted areas of the recent unprecedented bushfires that swept through Central Queensland.

Making Our New Trains Accessible for Everyone

Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | 10 December 2018 at 1:30pm
Queensland will have one of the most inclusive modern train fleets in Australia with accessible toilets on every NGR train and double the priority seating for people with disabilities.

Bushfires State Recovery Coordinator appointed

Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | 9 December 2018 at 7:48am
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced Queensland’s bushfire recovery efforts will be coordinated by Major-General (retired) Stuart Smith.

Keenan warned against weakening regulations at digital council

Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport | The Honourable Mick de Brenni | 7 December 2018 at 6:00am
Queensland Minister for Digital Technology Mick de Brenni has warned Federal Minister for Human Services and Digital Transformation Michael Keenan against using the Australian Digital Council (ADC) to water down regulations that keep Australians safe.

$1 million in upgrades transforms Cherbourg women’s shelter

Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport | The Honourable Mick de Brenni | 6 December 2018 at 10:15am
The establishment of a new shelter in Cherbourg will better protect women and children in the community who are experiencing domestic and family violence.

Containers for Change a hit with Queenslanders

Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts | The Honourable Leeanne Enoch | 1 December 2018 at 11:00am
Queenslanders have voted with their containers, overwhelmingly saying the Container Refund Scheme has been a smash hit.

More areas now eligible for grants and support following bushfires

Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development | The Honourable Shannon Fentiman | 30 November 2018 at 5:37pm
With communities across Queensland continuing to be impacted by devastating bushfires, The Palaszczuk Government has activated community recovery support for more areas across the Gladstone, Bundaberg and Rockhampton regions.

Bushfire assistance extended for central Queensland communities

Minister for Fire and Emergency Services | The Honourable Craig Crawford | 29 November 2018 at 3:09pm
*Joint media release with Senator the Hon.

Full STEaM ahead for Coolum State High School’s new science building

Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations | The Honourable Grace Grace | 29 November 2018 at 1:00pm
Coolum State High School students are one step closer to discovering the wonders of the universe with construction of a new science facility imminent.

BUSHFIRE ASSISTANCE FOR CENTRAL QUEENSLAND COMMUNITIES

Minister for Fire and Emergency Services | The Honourable Craig Crawford | 27 November 2018 at 5:12pm
Disaster assistance has been made available for the Gladstone Regional Council communities of Baffle Creek, Deepwater, Oyster Creek, Rules Beach and Taunton, for those affected by severe bushfires currently burning in the region.

Townsville residents cash-in on Containers for Change

Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts | The Honourable Leeanne Enoch | 27 November 2018 at 1:09pm
Townsville residents are helping smash recycling rates for containers and taking advantage of the 10-cent refund, with figures showing an average of around 1.3 million containers are being returned in Queensland every day.

Logan company champions mature workers

Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development | The Honourable Shannon Fentiman | 27 November 2018 at 10:10am
A Logan plant hire and civil construction business has been recognised for its commitment to employing mature age workers, winning the Mature Age Workers Mean Business Award.

Funding unlocked for Toowoomba flood fix

Minister for Transport and Main Roads | The Honourable Mark Bailey | 22 November 2018 at 10:00am
The Australian and Queensland Governments will fund upgrades to the Warrego Highway at East and West Creeks in Toowoomba to better flood-proof the central business district.

Yarning Circles to be held in FNQ on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander housing

Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport | The Honourable Mick de Brenni | 19 November 2018 at 12:32pm
The Palaszczuk Government wants to hear from people living in Cairns and Yarrabah about what needs to be done to improve housing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders.

Palaszczuk Government announces waste levy funding

Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts | The Honourable Leeanne Enoch | 17 November 2018 at 11:40am
The Palaszczuk Government has announced the next step in its plan to improve waste management in Queensland.

17 million containers returned in Containers for Change

Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts | The Honourable Leeanne Enoch | 17 November 2018 at 11:05am
Queensland’s container refund scheme, Containers for Change, has now been in effect for just over two weeks and figures are showing more and more Queenslanders are embracing the recycling initiative.

Better access to justice for child sexual abuse survivors

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice | The Honourable Yvette D'Ath | 15 November 2018 at 12:09pm
Survivors of child sexual abuse will have better access to justice under legislation introduced to Queensland Parliament by the Palaszczuk Government today.

Palaszczuk Government delivering on election commitments

Premier and Minister for Trade | The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk | 15 November 2018 at 9:59am
STATEMENT FROM PREMIER ANNASTACIA PALASZCZUK IN PARLIAMENT TODAY

New report reveals the health of Queenslanders

Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services | The Honourable Steven Miles | 14 November 2018 at 1:19pm
Queenslanders are making healthier choices including smoking less, avoiding binge drinking and getting their kids vaccinated according to a new report released by the Chief Health Officer today.