Media Statements

Ministerial call in for Recycling Park in Ipswich
Thu 27 Jan 22 at 05:24 PM

Ministerial call in for Recycling Park in Ipswich

Today the Planning Minister, after receiving detailed advice from the Planning Department, confirmed the call in of a recycling park proposed by Wanless at Ebenezer.
Patrick Yeatman (L) and Horace Friday (R) collect seeds of native plants for the rehabilitation of the Collingwood Tin mine site
Thu 27 Jan 22 at 04:31 PM

Brighter future beckons for Collingwood tin site

Native plants and a safe, usable site will eventually replace the abandoned Collingwood Tin mine site near Cooktown, thanks to a partnership between Traditional Owners and the Palaszczuk Government.
Next generation of health heroes to help ease hospital pressures
Thu 27 Jan 22 at 02:46 PM

Next generation of health heroes to help ease hospital pressures

Across Queensland medical interns and graduate nurses will launch the next stage of their careers.
Snakes alive! Banned invasive reptile seized in Ipswich
Thu 27 Jan 22 at 12:22 PM

Snakes alive! Banned invasive reptile seized in Ipswich

Biosecurity officers have seized a prohibited exotic snake found at large in an Ipswich home.
Wind turbines welcomed into the Port of Cairns
Thu 27 Jan 22 at 12:19 PM

Wind turbines welcomed into the Port of Cairns

The first massive wind turbine blades for the $373 million Kaban Green Power Hub have arrived at the Port of Cairns.
Last chance for flood-affected residents to apply for emergency grants
Thu 27 Jan 22 at 11:38 AM

Last chance for flood-affected residents to apply for emergency grants

More than $272,000 in grants have been distributed to more than 1200 Fraser Coast, Gympie and North Burnett region residents affected by recent flooding, to help cover the costs of essential items such as food, clothing and medication.
Queensland’s health heroes honoured
Wed 26 Jan 22 at 02:05 PM

Queensland’s health heroes honoured

Paramedics, community health leaders and medical specialists are among those recognised for their outstanding service and dedication in the 2022 Australia Day Honours.
Dedicated QFES staff and volunteers awarded prestigious Australia Day medals for service to communities
Wed 26 Jan 22 at 09:30 AM

Dedicated QFES staff and volunteers awarded prestigious Australia Day medals for service to communities

In celebration of outstanding commitment to their communities, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) personnel have today been honoured in the Australia Day Honours List as recipients of the highly regarded Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM) and Emergency Services Medal (ESM).
QCS officers awarded Australian Corrections Medal on Australia Day Honours List
Wed 26 Jan 22 at 05:15 AM

QCS officers awarded Australian Corrections Medal on Australia Day Honours List

Two Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) officers have been awarded the Australian Corrections Medal (ACM) as part of the Australia Day Honours List.
Seven dedicated officers acknowledged with the Australian Police Medal
Wed 26 Jan 22 at 05:00 AM

Seven dedicated officers acknowledged with the Australian Police Medal

Minister for Police and Corrective Services and Minister for Fire and Emergency Services, the Honourable Mark Ryan MP and Commissioner Katarina Carroll today congratulated seven officers from the Queensland Police Service (QPS) who will receive the Australian Police Medal (APM).
Australia Day comes with a "truth-telling"
Tue 25 Jan 22 at 01:13 PM

Australia Day comes with a "truth-telling"

Statement on Australia Day
Queensland wines – a vintage way to celebrate the nation
Tue 25 Jan 22 at 12:30 PM

Queensland wines – a vintage way to celebrate the nation

The Queensland Government is encouraging revellers to add some distinctive Queensland flavours to their Australia Day celebrations.