Media Statements

Queensland to host 2020 AFL Grand Final
Wed 02 Sep 20 at 01:49 PM

Queensland to host 2020 AFL Grand Final

Queensland will host the 2020 AFL Grand Final.
Major milestone for a bigger and better Cairns Convention Centre
Wed 02 Sep 20 at 09:51 AM

Major milestone for a bigger and better Cairns Convention Centre

Redevelopment of Cairns Convention Centre has today reached its next major milestone, with a ground-breaking ceremony of the expansion phase of the $176 million project.
Land Restoration Fund to create jobs and environmental benefits
Tue 01 Sep 20 at 10:00 AM

Land Restoration Fund to create jobs and environmental benefits

The first round of the nation-leading $500 million Land Restoration Fund (LRF) has been announced and is set to deliver regional jobs, skills and infrastructure, reduce carbon emissions, healthier waterways and create more habitat for threatened species.
Premier commits $52.9m towards new Cairns University Hospital
Tue 01 Sep 20 at 09:59 AM

Premier commits $52.9m towards new Cairns University Hospital

The Palaszczuk Government announced today it will invest $52.9 million in stage one of a plan to build a university hospital in Cairns.
Minister Bailey, Minister Crawford and Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk with crews at the Smithfield Bypass project
Mon 31 Aug 20 at 04:35 PM

Milestone month for $164m Smithfield Bypass project; hundreds of local jobs

The Palaszczuk Government’s $164 million Smithfield Bypass project is officially ahead of schedule thanks to 500 local workers inducted on-site and more than 90 local suppliers
Palaszczuk Govt delivers multi-million-dollar lifeline for Far North tourism sector
Mon 31 Aug 20 at 10:06 AM

Palaszczuk Govt delivers multi-million-dollar lifeline for Far North tourism sector

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will today announce an $11.3 million package to boost Far North Queensland tourism as part of the government’s economic recovery strategy to assist businesses to make it through COVID-19.
Qld COVID-19 August 22-28: Health care caution, economic progress and legal vindication
Mon 31 Aug 20 at 09:15 AM

Qld COVID-19 August 22-28: Health care caution, economic progress and legal vindication

COVID-19 health protections have been ramped up this week (Saturday August 22-Friday August 28) in response to the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre cases, while several key capital works projects will be accelerated to create jobs as part of the Queensland Government’s ongoing economic recovery plan.
Queenslanders encouraged to focus on mental wellbeing
Sun 30 Aug 20 at 11:00 AM

Queenslanders encouraged to focus on mental wellbeing

A new mental health campaign targeting Queenslanders who have had their lives impacted by COVID-19 has been launched by the Palaszczuk Government today.
COVID cancels Schoolies events
Fri 28 Aug 20 at 10:15 AM

COVID cancels Schoolies events

Schoolies Week events will not proceed this year.
EMBARGOED: Three Queenslanders honoured nationally for water rescue bravery
Tue 25 Aug 20 at 08:00 PM

EMBARGOED: Three Queenslanders honoured nationally for water rescue bravery

EMBARGO: 00.01AM WEDNESDAY AUGUST 26TH
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Deputy Premier and Health Minister Steven Miles inspect stocks of PPE
Fri 21 Aug 20 at 05:15 PM

Qld COVID-19: Recovery plan updated and health protection material boosted

Queensland’s COVID-19 economic recovery plan has been further updated and enhanced this week - with new money for renewable energy, resources planning and mental health - as PPE supplies are boosted and health authorities again urge anyone unwell to get tested.
Premier releases the next phase of Qld’s strong economic recovery plan
Thu 20 Aug 20 at 04:31 PM

Premier releases the next phase of Qld’s strong economic recovery plan

Protecting health, creating jobs, working together and growing the economy are pillars of the next phase of Queensland’s economic recovery plan released by the Premier today.