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Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley multicultural events to celebrate Queensland’s diversity
Fri 04 Dec 20 at 12:15 PM

Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley multicultural events to celebrate Queensland’s diversity

Toowoomba Languages and Cultures Festival, Lockyer Valley Multicultural Festival and Toowoomba International Food Festival and Mosque Open Day are just some of the record number of 211 multicultural celebrations in 2021, sharing in more than $1.5 million from the Palaszczuk Government’s Celebrating Multicultural Queensland program, aimed at furthering inclusion, harmony and unity.
New $92.5 million Kingaroy Hospital takes shape
Thu 03 Dec 20 at 02:26 PM

New $92.5 million Kingaroy Hospital takes shape

Workers are busy putting the final touches on a new main building as the first stage of the $92.5 million Kingaroy Hospital redevelopment nears completion.
It’s the last straw for single-use plastics
Thu 03 Dec 20 at 12:44 PM

It’s the last straw for single-use plastics

The Palaszczuk Government has re-introduced legislation to ban single-use plastic items in Queensland, starting with straws, stirrers, cutlery and plates.
Palaszczuk Government to pioneer hydrogen cars
Thu 03 Dec 20 at 12:25 PM

Palaszczuk Government to pioneer hydrogen cars

In a Queensland first, the Palaszczuk Government will trial five Hyundai NEXO hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCEVs) powered by home-grown hydrogen.
 Fares freeze on board for 2021
Wed 02 Dec 20 at 08:30 PM

Fares freeze on board for 2021

Ticket prices on Queensland public transport services will be frozen in 2021.
 Cloncurry Sedan Dip Road better than ever
Wed 02 Dec 20 at 11:15 AM

Cloncurry Sedan Dip Road better than ever

Sedan Dip Road in Cloncurry has been rebuilt better than ever after it was damaged by the monsoon and floods in February 2019.
Boeing’s autonomous tech flies at new North West drone range 
Wed 02 Dec 20 at 10:56 AM

Boeing’s autonomous tech flies at new North West drone range 

One of the world’s largest aerospace companies, Boeing, has tested its latest autonomy technology at Australia’s first commercial drone flight testing facility at Cloncurry Airport, thanks to a $14.5 million investment from the Palaszczuk Government.
2020 Budget caring for Queensland communities
Tue 01 Dec 20 at 04:20 PM

2020 Budget caring for Queensland communities

The Palaszczuk Government’s 2020 Budget delivers a plan for Queensland’s economic recovery creating jobs and infrastructure to protect, assist and safeguard Queensland communities.
Budget builds skills for Queensland’s future
Tue 01 Dec 20 at 04:13 PM

Budget builds skills for Queensland’s future

The Queensland Government has announced an investment of more than $1 billion in the 2020-21 State Budget for training and skills initiatives focussed on preparing Queenslanders for the jobs of the future.
Budget fast-tracks tourism recovery
Tue 01 Dec 20 at 04:10 PM

Budget fast-tracks tourism recovery

A further $74 million will be invested in the 2020-21 Budget to help fast-track the restoration of jobs and the economic recovery of Queensland’s tourism industry.