Media Statements

Qld Govt launches major tourism blitz as borders reopen
Sun 29 Nov 20 at 07:00 AM

Qld Govt launches major tourism blitz as borders reopen

The Palaszczuk Government will today launch a major tourism campaign in Queensland’s largest domestic tourism markets as the state’s border reopens to NSW and Victoria this week.
Fair Trading issues toy safety warning to Christmas shoppers
Sat 28 Nov 20 at 12:58 PM

Fair Trading issues toy safety warning to Christmas shoppers

Parents are being warned to be on alert when shopping for Christmas gifts this year, with a number of toys landing on Santa’s unsafe list during the Office of Fair Trading’s (OFT) Operation Safe Christmas campaign.
Tourism Recovery Fund builds new Sunshine Coast attractions
Fri 27 Nov 20 at 05:43 PM

Tourism Recovery Fund builds new Sunshine Coast attractions

Three Sunshine Coast tourism businesses are investing in fresh attractions with the assistance of the Palaszczuk Government’s $25 million Growing Tourism Infrastructure Fund.
Thai cave rescue story to be directed by Ron Howard in on the Gold Coast
Fri 27 Nov 20 at 05:05 PM

Thai cave rescue story to be directed by Ron Howard in on the Gold Coast

Thirteen Lives - the gripping true story of the 2018 rescue of a boys’ soccer team from a cave in Thailand - will be produced on the Gold Coast and directed by Academy Award winner Ron Howard, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced today.
Natural disaster guides to help producers get ready for the season
Fri 27 Nov 20 at 03:12 PM

Natural disaster guides to help producers get ready for the season

Now is the time for primary producers to prepare for natural disasters to help ensure the safety of family, workers and animals.
 Qld lands major partnership with Japanese hydrogen behemoth 
Fri 27 Nov 20 at 02:09 PM

Qld lands major partnership with Japanese hydrogen behemoth 

Queensland’s strategy to become a global super supplier of renewable hydrogen has taken a great leap forward, with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today announcing a landmark partnership with Japan’s largest hydrogen company.The partnership between the government-owned generator Stanwell and Japanese energy company Iwatani Corporation would see planning progressed on a new renewable hydrogen export facility in Gladstone.“Demand for renewable hydrogen out of Japan is growing rapid...
New laws to strengthen disability worker screening
Thu 26 Nov 20 at 07:38 PM

New laws to strengthen disability worker screening

New legislation has been introduced into the Queensland Parliament today (26 November) to establish a nationally consistent worker screening system for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Seaway Promenade aerial November 2020
Thu 26 Nov 20 at 01:15 PM

Construction of new facilities at The Spit set to start soon

Planning and design works are underway for a new pontoon and jetty at The Spit as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s multi-million-dollar strategy to improve the promote the Gold Coast icon in the future.
New Hydrogen Champions to grow Queensland’s hydrogen workforce
Thu 26 Nov 20 at 10:22 AM

New Hydrogen Champions to grow Queensland’s hydrogen workforce

Queensland’s Hydrogen Minister has appointed two new Hydrogen Champions to back the state as the national hub for a job-creating hydrogen industry.
Construction set to commence on new mental health inpatient unit in Hervey Bay
Wed 25 Nov 20 at 07:00 AM

Construction set to commence on new mental health inpatient unit in Hervey Bay

Construction on a new acute mental health inpatient unit at Hervey Bay Hospital is set to start this week, marking the beginning of $39.6 million worth of investment to more than double mental health bed capacity on the Fraser Coast.
First Nations Members Make History at Parliament House
Tue 24 Nov 20 at 01:21 PM

First Nations Members Make History at Parliament House

A ceremonial blessing at Parliament House today marked the first time in Queensland’s history that three First Nations peoples have been sworn in as Members of the State’s Parliament.
Tragic weekend on roads takes its toll
Mon 23 Nov 20 at 02:15 PM

Tragic weekend on roads takes its toll

Drivers are being urged to take care on the roads as the summer holiday season approaches after four people died in three crashes on the Gold Coast yesterday.