Media Statements

Seniors Minister Craig Crawford, LGBTI Health's Gary Hubble and Council on The Ageing chief executive Mark Tucker-Evans fly the flag at the LGBTIQ+ Seniors Expo in Cairns.
Thu 19 May 22 at 12:49 PM

Cairns hosts LGBTIQ+ Seniors Expo

Queensland’s first LGBTIQ+ Seniors Expo was today held in Cairns to help locals overcome discrimination and access cost-of-living discounts, healthcare, residential and support services.
DISASTER ASSISTANCE EXTENDED TO ADDITIONAL COUNCILS FOLLOWING NORTHERN AND CENTRAL-WESTERN QUEENSLAND FLOODS
Thu 19 May 22 at 12:30 PM

DISASTER ASSISTANCE EXTENDED TO ADDITIONAL COUNCILS FOLLOWING NORTHERN AND CENTRAL-WESTERN QUEENSLAND FLOODS

Disaster assistance has been extended to the three Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Charters Towers, Flinders and Richmond following the intense rainfall and flooding throughout Northern and Central-Western Queensland over the past month.
U.S/AUSTRALIAN COMEDY CO-PRODUCTION WIZARDS! TO FILM IN TROPICAL QUEENSLAND
Thu 19 May 22 at 09:00 AM

U.S/AUSTRALIAN COMEDY CO-PRODUCTION WIZARDS! TO FILM IN TROPICAL QUEENSLAND

Feature-length U.S/Australian comedy Wizards!, starring renowned US comedian Pete Davidson, will film in tropical Queensland, secured into the state by the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland’s Production Attraction Strategy
More support for Queensland's flood recovery
Wed 18 May 22 at 05:00 PM

More support for Queensland's flood recovery

The Commonwealth and Queensland Governments will each invest $360 million to support a new Phase 3 Floods Recovery Package for Queensland under Category C and D of the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).
190 local tradies building new school for Yarrabilba
Wed 18 May 22 at 03:48 PM

190 local tradies building new school for Yarrabilba

Work is well underway on a new $68.6 million primary school for the rapidly growing Logan suburb of Yarrabilba, creating up to 190 local construction jobs.
Protected area partnership to grow First Nations jobs
Wed 18 May 22 at 03:30 PM

Protected area partnership to grow First Nations jobs

The Palaszczuk Government has announced a partnership with the Bunya Peoples’ Aboriginal Corporation (BPAC) to protect close to 1,000 hectares of vital native habitat and support First Nations jobs in the Toowoomba and South Burnett regions.
$150m investment locked in for major Cairns Marine Precinct expansion
Wed 18 May 22 at 03:30 PM

$150m investment locked in for major Cairns Marine Precinct expansion

The Palaszczuk Government has announced a $150 million commitment for a major expansion to the Cairns Marine Precinct that will enable the maintenance, repair and overhaul of more and larger ships.
First Nations funding to look after Country, create opportunity
Wed 18 May 22 at 03:15 PM

First Nations funding to look after Country, create opportunity

Close to $1 million will be provided to 14 First Nations communities in Queensland to look after Country and create new training and job opportunities for Indigenous Australians.
The Australian Tourism Exchange will meet on the Gold Coast in 2023
Wed 18 May 22 at 02:56 PM

Gold Coast wins ATE 2023

Queensland will host Australia’s premier tourism conference, the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE), with the Gold Coast today named the home of the 2023 event.
Emergency service volunteers receive ‘mind armour’
Wed 18 May 22 at 02:02 PM

Emergency service volunteers receive ‘mind armour’

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) launched Mindarma today, a new online learning program to support the psychological wellbeing of their volunteers.
SES volunteers have the WOW factor
Wed 18 May 22 at 02:00 PM

SES volunteers have the WOW factor

Queensland’s ‘orange army’ was celebrated today with regional events held across the state to thank State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers for their hard work and dedication to the community in times of need.
New Cyber Security Training Centres strengthen digital workforce
Wed 18 May 22 at 01:00 PM

New Cyber Security Training Centres strengthen digital workforce

More than 2000 Queenslanders are taking advantage of government funded no-fee or low-fee training to gain skills to help keep personal and business data secure.