Media Statements

Guardianship reforms improve safeguards for vulnerable Queenslanders
Mon 30 Nov 20 at 11:25 AM

Guardianship reforms improve safeguards for vulnerable Queenslanders

Substantial reforms to strengthen Queensland’s guardianship system have taken effect today, giving greater protection to the more vulnerable in our community such as the elderly and those with impaired capacity.
Holy Shrek! Brisbane to host first 100% capacity musical in Australia
Mon 30 Nov 20 at 10:56 AM

Holy Shrek! Brisbane to host first 100% capacity musical in Australia

Shrek, Fiona and Donkey are coming to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) in the first major musical to open to a 100% capacity audience in Australia, without a special exemption required, since the onset of COVID-19.
Local residents urged to help shape new hospital in Bundaberg
Mon 30 Nov 20 at 10:48 AM

Local residents urged to help shape new hospital in Bundaberg

Residents from the Bundaberg, North Burnett, Fraser Coast and Discovery Coast areas have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to help shape planning for a new hospital in Bundaberg, with public consultation starting today (Monday 30 November).
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.