Media Statements

Don’t get stormed by door knockers this storm season
Wed 12 Jan 22 at 03:00 PM

Don’t get stormed by door knockers this storm season

As cyclones, storm surges and flooding affect large parts of Queensland leaving many homes and other buildings damaged consumers are being warned to be wary of dodgy door to door traders offering to do repair work.
Financial assistance for flood affected agri-businesses
Wed 12 Jan 22 at 02:29 PM

Financial assistance for flood affected agri-businesses

Primary producers across the Wide Bay-Burnett region impacted by the recent ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth rainfall event can now apply for natural disaster recovery assistance.
Western rail lines restored after floodwaters damaged tracks
Tue 11 Jan 22 at 01:49 PM

Western rail lines restored after floodwaters damaged tracks

Queensland’s Western and South Western train lines have all been repaired and reopened after heavy rain caused severe flooding which damaged tracks, forcing parts of the rail network to close for weeks.
DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR FLOODED WIDE BAY BURNETT  COMMUNITIES IN QUEENSLAND
Mon 10 Jan 22 at 09:00 PM

DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR FLOODED WIDE BAY BURNETT COMMUNITIES IN QUEENSLAND

A range of disaster assistance measures are now available in the Queensland local government areas of Bundaberg, Cherbourg, Fraser Coast, Gympie, North Burnett and South Burnett following the devastating heavy rainfall and flooding associated with ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth from 7 – 10 January 2022.
Add a jab in your back-to-school checklist
Mon 10 Jan 22 at 04:49 PM

Add a jab in your back-to-school checklist

From today, children aged five to 11 are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.
Grants available for partners in grime to clear illegal waste
Mon 10 Jan 22 at 03:35 PM

Grants available for partners in grime to clear illegal waste

A helping hand is on the way to the tune of $500,000 to assist primary producers and landholders with the cost of removing and safely disposing of hazardous waste.
Rule change to ensure critical work goes ahead
Sun 09 Jan 22 at 01:02 PM

Rule change to ensure critical work goes ahead

Critical Queensland workers will be able to provide essential services while they are classified close contacts provided they meet strict health criteria.
2022 school year to start on February 7
Sun 09 Jan 22 at 12:50 PM

2022 school year to start on February 7

The start of the 2022 school year in Queensland will move from Monday January 24 to Monday February 7 to avoid opening schools during the predicted peak of the Omicron wave and to allow more time for children to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations.
Non-urgent elective surgeries postponed
Sat 08 Jan 22 at 02:28 PM

Non-urgent elective surgeries postponed

Queensland’s public hospitals are postponing all non-urgent elective surgeries until March 1.
Palaszczuk Government extends public transport fare freeze
Sat 08 Jan 22 at 12:00 PM

Palaszczuk Government extends public transport fare freeze

The Palaszczuk Government has paused its annual CPI public transport fare increase to support Queenslanders during a challenging stage of the pandemic.
More Queensland businesses supported to Go Global
Fri 07 Jan 22 at 12:45 PM

More Queensland businesses supported to Go Global

The latest recipients of Trade and Investment Queensland’s Go Global Export Program have been announced, with the Palaszczuk Government investing another $500,000 to help Queensland businesses export to more markets.