Media Statements

Towers Council & State Govt team up for Big Rocks
Mon 05 Oct 20 at 06:00 AM

Towers Council & State Govt team up for Big Rocks

Charters Towers Regional Council is to start work on Big Rocks Weir with $3 million in State funds for pre-construction activities.
Jobs blow in from new FNQ wind farm
Mon 05 Oct 20 at 06:00 AM

Jobs blow in from new FNQ wind farm

Early works will start before the end of the year on a $380 million wind farm in Far North Queensland, creating 150 jobs, thanks to a sales deal with publicly-owned CleanCo.
Palaszczuk Government to get coercive control right
Sun 04 Oct 20 at 05:52 PM

Palaszczuk Government to get coercive control right

The Palaszczuk Government will tackle coercive control in a comprehensive response to a common but often hidden form of domestic and family violence.
Palaszczuk Government backs agriculture projects to bring more than 600 jobs
Sun 04 Oct 20 at 04:21 PM

Palaszczuk Government backs agriculture projects to bring more than 600 jobs

More than 600 jobs will be created in regional Queensland after the Palaszczuk Government allocated more $3.14 million in Rural Economic Development grants to 15 rural businesses.
New lease of life for Emerald college facilities
Sun 04 Oct 20 at 04:15 PM

New lease of life for Emerald college facilities

Central Highlands Regional Council has a new home for its Local Disaster Coordination Centre after signing a three-year lease, with an option for a 5-year extension, on a building at the Emerald Training Facility
State partners with world-class med tech company to create Qld jobs
Sun 04 Oct 20 at 10:30 AM

State partners with world-class med tech company to create Qld jobs

A Queensland medical technology company will manufacture its globally renowned needle-free vaccine technology at a new facility in Northshore Hamilton, creating up to 139 new jobs over 10 years thanks to the Palaszczuk Government.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today announced the government had done a deal with Vaxxas to manufacture its High-Density Micro-projection Array Patch (MAP) vaccine delivery system in greater numbers in Queensland.“This will create manufacturing jobs here in Queens...
Long-term plan released to protect and expand Queensland national parks
Sat 03 Oct 20 at 02:36 PM

Long-term plan released to protect and expand Queensland national parks

The Palaszczuk Government has released a new strategy detailing how protecting and revitalising national parks will play a vital role in supporting economic recovery for Queensland.
Four new board members for GCWA
Sat 03 Oct 20 at 02:30 PM

Four new board members for GCWA

Four new members have been appointed to the board of the Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) as it takes on new responsibilities including implementation of the Spit Master Plan.
CQ backs changing creek name
Sat 03 Oct 20 at 01:38 PM

CQ backs changing creek name

The Darumbal people have today welcomed a Rockhampton creek having its name changed, with watercourse to now be known by the traditional word Dundula for gum tree
PET-CT scanner secured for Queensland Children’s Hospital
Sat 03 Oct 20 at 12:30 PM

PET-CT scanner secured for Queensland Children’s Hospital

Queensland’s sickest kids will be able access a dedicated state-of-the-art digital positron emission tomography (PET) service at the Queensland Children’s Hospital, thanks to a $5 million investment by the Palaszczuk Government and the Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Multi-million-dollar tourism package for Qld tourism operators
Sat 03 Oct 20 at 12:14 PM

Multi-million-dollar tourism package for Qld tourism operators

The Palaszczuk Government has today announced $5 million in grants to support struggling tourism operators in regional Queensland to redesign their businesses to make it through the coronavirus pandemic.Tourism Minister Kate Jones said the new adaptation program for regional Queensland announced by the government today would deliver grants of up to $10,000 for tourism operators, heavily reliant on international tourism to change their businesses to target the domestic market.“International...
Public Health emergency extended to keep Queensland open
Sat 03 Oct 20 at 12:00 PM

Public Health emergency extended to keep Queensland open

The current Queensland Public Health Emergency Declaration has been extended to enable Queensland to continue to Unite and Recover from COVID-19.