Media Statements

New interstate ad blitz to boost tourism workforce
Wed 17 Nov 21 at 10:06 AM

New interstate ad blitz to boost tourism workforce

The successful $7.5 million Work in Paradise program will be boosted with an interstate marketing blitz to attract workers to help fill hundreds of vacancies in the tourism and hospitality industry in Queensland.
Review to examine role of building industry developers
Tue 16 Nov 21 at 05:00 PM

Review to examine role of building industry developers

The Queensland Government is set to examine the role of property developers as part of a review of its nation-leading building industry fairness reforms, following a recommendation from the Queensland Parliament’s Transport and Public Works Committee.
Queensland prescribed double dose of large-scale renewables
Tue 16 Nov 21 at 03:23 PM

Queensland prescribed double dose of large-scale renewables

Work has kicked-off to double Queensland’s large-scale renewables, create new jobs for Queenslanders and manufacturing opportunities across the state.
Bill delivers on commitment to justice reforms
Tue 16 Nov 21 at 02:06 PM

Bill delivers on commitment to justice reforms

The Palaszczuk Government has continued to deliver on key justice reforms with the introduction of the Evidence and Other Legislation Amendment Bill into the Queensland Parliament today.
Bill delivers on better protections for Journalists
Tue 16 Nov 21 at 02:05 PM

Bill delivers on better protections for Journalists

The Palaszczuk Government is delivering on its commitment to better protect journalists and their sources, with legislation containing ‘journalist shield laws’ introduced into Queensland Parliament today.
Agriculture forges ahead as COVID vaccination rates surge
Tue 16 Nov 21 at 10:18 AM

Agriculture forges ahead as COVID vaccination rates surge

Queensland’s agricultural sector is benefitting from the state’s strong health response with a strong surge in growth over 2021.
Coomera Connector is good to go
Tue 16 Nov 21 at 09:58 AM

Coomera Connector is good to go

Gold Coasters are a step closer to driving on the ‘Second M1’ as the first contract is awarded.
Satellite Hospitals Program takes milestone step forward
Tue 16 Nov 21 at 09:57 AM

Satellite Hospitals Program takes milestone step forward

The Palaszczuk Government is a step closer to bringing the Satellite Hospitals Program to life with the appointment of Hutchinson Builders (Hutchies) as Managing Contractor.
Permit changes bring better odds for Western Queensland opal miners
Mon 15 Nov 21 at 05:11 PM

Permit changes bring better odds for Western Queensland opal miners

Small scale opal miners will have better odds of cracking the big find thanks to the Palaszczuk Government with changes to western Queensland's opal fields.
Border rules relaxed as vax target hit earlier than planned
Mon 15 Nov 21 at 02:30 PM

Border rules relaxed as vax target hit earlier than planned

Queensland has eased some border restrictions today after reaching a vaccination milestone days ahead of deadline, thanks partly to a strong turnout at school pop-up clinics.
Mackay visitors to go Wild for new cruise boat tours
Sun 14 Nov 21 at 11:00 AM

Mackay visitors to go Wild for new cruise boat tours

The pristine islands of the South Cumberland Group are set to open up for tourists from next month when a new day cruise venture starts operating out of Mackay.
Scientists set pulses racing, weeding out plant pests to unlock potential new crop
Sat 13 Nov 21 at 11:35 AM

Scientists set pulses racing, weeding out plant pests to unlock potential new crop

Queensland is poised to join the global plant protein revolution with a new pulse crop after researchers discovered how to control weeds in pigeonpea.