Media Statements

Awards reward Class of 2020 high achievers
Thu 06 May 21 at 06:30 AM

Awards reward Class of 2020 high achievers

Nearly 60 high-achieving Year 12 graduates from Weipa to the border town of Stanthorpe will have some extra cash in their pockets to support their university studies, thanks to Palaszczuk Government grants and scholarships.
Live music venues and artists hit high note
Wed 05 May 21 at 09:30 PM

Live music venues and artists hit high note

The Palaszczuk Government is providing $1.3 million in funding to 21 live music venues across Queensland, providing an important boost to the sector following the impacts of the pandemic.
Hundreds of local apprentices and trainees get their First Start
Wed 05 May 21 at 04:05 PM

Hundreds of local apprentices and trainees get their First Start

The Palaszczuk Government is helping to get 400 more council apprentices and trainees across Queensland their first start in a job, thanks to a $6 million investment through Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW).
Well done! Beef Australia Chairman Bryce Camm named #eatqld Champion
Wed 05 May 21 at 01:45 PM

Well done! Beef Australia Chairman Bryce Camm named #eatqld Champion

The Queensland Government has named Beef Australia Chairman Bryce Camm the state’s 20th #eatqld Champion.
Cairns MP Michael Healy, Convention Centre General Manager Janet Hamilton and Minister Mick de Brenni unveil the 2021 events calendar.
Wed 05 May 21 at 01:03 PM

New-look Convention Centre brings big names to the Far North

The launch of a star-studded events calendar confirms that the refurbished Cairns Convention Centre is back and better than ever, with the new-look venue to reopen its doors next week.
Western Queensland women set to WOW at Festival
Wed 05 May 21 at 01:00 PM

Western Queensland women set to WOW at Festival

The Women of the World (WOW) Festival is coming to Western Queensland and will put a spotlight on artistic talent from communities such as Charleville and Longreach.
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.