Media Statements

Have your say on Sunshine Coast rail upgrade
Today at 03:30 PM

Have your say on Sunshine Coast rail upgrade

The Sunshine Coast community is invited to share ideas on proposed rail and commuter parking improvements as part of the jointly funded $550 million Beerburrum to Nambour Rail (B2N) Upgrade.
Health heroes mapping the way to tackle COVID-19
Today at 02:35 PM

Health heroes mapping the way to tackle COVID-19

Deputy Premier and Minister for Health Steven Miles and Member for Gaven Meaghan Scanlon saw first hand how epidemiologists used a contract tracing app which was developed in a matter of weeks to help fight COVID-19 on the Gold Coast.
$2 million for disaster resilience projects that protect and educate
Today at 02:00 PM

$2 million for disaster resilience projects that protect and educate

Queensland’s 77 councils and one town authority will share in $2 million to better prepare for natural disasters as part the 2020-21 Get Ready Queensland program.
Outstanding primary school artwork featured in 2021 Farm Safety calendar   
Today at 01:57 PM

Outstanding primary school artwork featured in 2021 Farm Safety calendar   

The creative works of a dozen Queensland primary school students from Prep through to Grade 6 will appear in the 2021 Farm Safety calendar following a competition run by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.
Funds secures smelter, refinery jobs and North West supply chain
Today at 11:59 AM

Funds secures smelter, refinery jobs and North West supply chain

The Palaszczuk Government will provide a multi-million-dollar economic recovery boost to secure more than 1,000 resource and manufacturing jobs across North Queensland, from Mount Isa to Townsville.
Queensland transition to the NDIS completed
Today at 11:14 AM

Queensland transition to the NDIS completed

Queensland’s transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be officially completed on 1 October 2020, when NDIS Full Scheme arrangements take effect.
Increased funding to help Indigenous councils deliver for their communities
Yesterday at 02:30 PM

Increased funding to help Indigenous councils deliver for their communities

Queensland’s Indigenous councils will be better placed to deliver general and essential public services for their communities, sharing in more than $41.2 million from three Palaszczuk Government grants.
Contract wraps up early Christmas gift for Bruce Highway pinch point
Yesterday at 02:30 PM

Contract wraps up early Christmas gift for Bruce Highway pinch point

Work will start before Christmas to add lanes in each direction on the Bruce Highway between Caboolture and Beerburrum.
Queensland expands New South Wales border zone
Yesterday at 02:10 PM

Queensland expands New South Wales border zone

Queensland will extend its border zone with New South Wales from 1am Thursday 1 October to include Ballina, Casino and other areas along the length of the border.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the change would support people and businesses in the border communities.“Our strong borders have kept Queenslanders safe and allowed us to keep our economy going, businesses open and people working.“Thanks to our health response and falling numbers of the virus, we can now take a gradual a...
Seasonal worker funding package part of Wide Bay economic recovery plan
Yesterday at 11:22 AM

Seasonal worker funding package part of Wide Bay economic recovery plan

The Palaszczuk Government is backing Bundaberg farmers with a new $1.1 million funding package to get more seasonal workers onto farms.
Gas companies step out for future gas projects, jobs
Yesterday at 11:15 AM

Gas companies step out for future gas projects, jobs

The hunt is on for more gas to fuel jobs, with four companies to explore more than 3000 square kilometres of central and south-west Queensland.
 Frecklington must outline cuts to Wide Bay
Yesterday at 10:01 AM

Frecklington must outline cuts to Wide Bay

Treasurer Cameron Dick has today called on Deb Frecklington to outline what cuts she will make in the Wide Bay region, to pay for the LNP’s $23 billion in unfunded promises.