Media Statements

Health Minister celebrates Queensland’s Midwives on International Day of the Midwife  
Wed 05 May 21 at 10:56 AM

Health Minister celebrates Queensland’s Midwives on International Day of the Midwife  

Midwives across Queensland will be recognised for their commitment and efforts in celebration of International Day of the Midwife (Wednesday 5 May).
Young worker shares near-fatal experience to power up safety
Wed 05 May 21 at 10:30 AM

Young worker shares near-fatal experience to power up safety

A young Dalby farm worker is sharing his confronting story of a near-fatal workplace electrical incident to raise awareness and give other young Queensland workers a voice.
Premier opens Australia’s greatest beef event – Beef 2021
Tue 04 May 21 at 06:45 PM

Premier opens Australia’s greatest beef event – Beef 2021

The beef industry’s largest global event is now officially underway in Rockhampton with Queensland primed to showcase its premier produce and the best of regional Queensland.
Planning underway for new $2.7 million renal dialysis unit in Longreach
Tue 04 May 21 at 03:56 PM

Planning underway for new $2.7 million renal dialysis unit in Longreach

A new $2.7 million, nurse-assisted, two-chair dialysis unit is expected to be operational at Longreach Hospital by the second half of 2022.
Longreach State High students to cook with gas in upgraded facilities
Tue 04 May 21 at 03:17 PM

Longreach State High students to cook with gas in upgraded facilities

A $2.9 million boost to Longreach State High School’s hospitality trade training centre will become a reality, giving students across the region the skills they need for a career post-school
Premier announces multi-million-dollar upgrade to crucial outback weir
Tue 04 May 21 at 03:16 PM

Premier announces multi-million-dollar upgrade to crucial outback weir

The Palaszczuk Government will deliver more than $1 million to support the Longreach Regional Council to complete emergency repairs on one of west Queensland’s most important sources of water.
Review to ensure Queenslanders protected against discrimination
Tue 04 May 21 at 03:15 PM

Review to ensure Queenslanders protected against discrimination

Anti-discrimination laws will undergo review to ensure they better protect Queenslanders from discrimination, promote equality and meet international best practice.
Queensland primed for an improved beef season
Tue 04 May 21 at 03:03 PM

Queensland primed for an improved beef season

With a multi-million-dollar investment in new infrastructure and a raft of international trade initiatives delivered by the Palaszczuk Government, Queensland beef exports are tipped to grow strongly in coming years.
Growing Queensland’s craft brewing and distillery scene
Tue 04 May 21 at 02:44 PM

Growing Queensland’s craft brewing and distillery scene

Since new laws were passed in March, a strong contingent of artisan distillers and craft brewers from all corners of Queensland have taken the opportunity to apply for the new artisan producer liquor licence.
Government delivers on promise of millions for cluster fencing
Tue 04 May 21 at 01:27 PM

Government delivers on promise of millions for cluster fencing

Even more sheep producers in drought affected areas will be able to combat the scourge of feral pests with the Premier today announcing the recipients of $5 million in funding as part of the State’s economic recovery.
Queensland to investigate sexual harassment protections for workers
Mon 03 May 21 at 02:08 PM

Queensland to investigate sexual harassment protections for workers

Sexual harassment protections for workers will be investigated as part of a review of Queensland’s industrial relations laws.
Barcaldine’s famous Workers Heritage Centre opens in time for Labour Day
Sun 02 May 21 at 03:21 PM

Barcaldine’s famous Workers Heritage Centre opens in time for Labour Day

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has officially reopened one of the outback’s most iconic tourism attractions.