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New Far North hub boosts regional science and innovation
Today at 02:00 PM

New Far North hub boosts regional science and innovation

The Palaszczuk Government has launched the third of its state-wide regional science and innovation hubs in Cairns, boosting research opportunities in Far North Queensland.
Queensland Parliament united on new progressive coal royalties
Yesterday at 01:23 PM

Queensland Parliament united on new progressive coal royalties

Progressive coal royalties will commence on 1 July 2022 following passage of enabling legislation through the parliament without opposition.
Ditch the excuses and make Queensland the safest state
Sat 25 Jun 22 at 09:45 AM

Ditch the excuses and make Queensland the safest state

Minister for Police and Corrective Services and Minister for Fire and Emergency Services, the Honourable Mark Ryan MP today joined Assistant Commissioner Ben Marcus to challenge Queensland motorists to be the safest road users.
Entry ramp opens to traffic on Deception Bay Road interchange
Fri 24 Jun 22 at 05:11 PM

Entry ramp opens to traffic on Deception Bay Road interchange

The Bruce Highway Upgrade – Deception Bay Road Interchange project has reached another milestone this week with the upgraded northbound entry ramp opening to traffic.
Regional water infrastructure overhaul planning to begin
Fri 24 Jun 22 at 03:14 PM

Regional water infrastructure overhaul planning to begin

Twenty-three local councils can begin planning critical water infrastructure upgrades, thanks to round six of the Queensland Government’s Building our Regions fund.
Battery blitz grows Queensland’s energy storage capacity
Fri 24 Jun 22 at 01:52 PM

Battery blitz grows Queensland’s energy storage capacity

The Palaszczuk Government will invest funds from the 2022 Queensland Budget to ramp up the state’s energy independence by building the largest utility-scale battery as part of another battery blitz to grow Queensland’s energy storage capacity.
School holiday road trippers reminded to drive safely
Fri 24 Jun 22 at 01:15 PM

School holiday road trippers reminded to drive safely

Queenslanders excited to be planning a road trip during the upcoming school holidays have been urged to make safety their top priority.
Queensland Government funding fast-tracks Gladstone hydrogen hub
Fri 24 Jun 22 at 01:03 PM

Queensland Government funding fast-tracks Gladstone hydrogen hub

The Palaszczuk Government has committed $15 million to support development of a publicly owned, large-scale hydrogen export facility in Gladstone.
Consultation begins on privacy and right to information reforms
Fri 24 Jun 22 at 12:05 PM

Consultation begins on privacy and right to information reforms

Queenslanders are being encouraged to have their say on a wide range of proposed reforms to the state’s information privacy and right to information legislation.
Vaccination mandates to ease in Queensland on June 30
Fri 24 Jun 22 at 12:00 PM

Vaccination mandates to ease in Queensland on June 30

COVID vaccination requirements across a range of categories will be eased in Queensland from 1am June 30.
Budget drives fresh path for resources
Fri 24 Jun 22 at 11:25 AM

Budget drives fresh path for resources

A State Budget pack of $68.5 million will boost Queensland's resources industry, including transforming the state’s new economy minerals sector into a long-term pit-to-product industry.
Million-dollar investment dedicated to Australian South Sea Islander community
Fri 24 Jun 22 at 11:00 AM

Million-dollar investment dedicated to Australian South Sea Islander community

The 2022–23 State Budget will provide new funding for projects that recognise and engage the Australian South Sea Islander community.