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Village Roadshow invests in new Queensland attractions
Fri 14 May 21 at 11:09 AM

Village Roadshow invests in new Queensland attractions

Australia’s premier theme park operator, Village Roadshow, has announced a $70 million investment in new attractions for the Gold Coast thanks to support from the Palaszczuk Government.
GPS devices to tackle juvenile crime
Fri 14 May 21 at 11:03 AM

GPS devices to tackle juvenile crime

Courts will be able to order that certain hardcore youth offenders are to be fitted with GPS devices as a condition of bail from Monday 17 May 2021 in the latest instalment of the Palaszczuk Government’s crackdown on youth crime.
Arts centre reopens after $3.1m refurbishments
Fri 14 May 21 at 10:27 AM

Arts centre reopens after $3.1m refurbishments

The Judith Wright Arts Centre has officially reopened after undergoing $3.1 million in refurbishments, transforming the centre into a modern and dynamic hub for Queensland artists and art workers.
Cairns City Police Station to get bigger upgrade
Fri 14 May 21 at 06:00 AM

Cairns City Police Station to get bigger upgrade

Minister for Police Mark Ryan, Deputy Commissioner Paul Taylor and Member for Cairns Michael Healy have today welcomed the announcement of an additional $7 million to go towards more upgrades of the Cairns City Police Station.
Mulgumpin (Moreton Island) land returns to Traditional Owners
Thu 13 May 21 at 04:30 PM

Mulgumpin (Moreton Island) land returns to Traditional Owners

Protected areas on Mulgumpin (Moreton Island) will be transferred back to Traditional Owners after the Palaszczuk Government today passed landmark legislation.
Agriculture weathers the COVID storm
Thu 13 May 21 at 03:38 PM

Agriculture weathers the COVID storm

Agribusiness and the food sector are holding up well as Queensland’s economy recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic and we continue supplying consumers across Australia and the world with nutritious, high-quality produce.
Queensland’s Public Trustee appointed
Thu 13 May 21 at 02:47 PM

Queensland’s Public Trustee appointed

Acting Public Trustee, Samay Zhouand, has been appointed to the role of Queensland’s Public Trustee for a period of three years, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Shannon Fentiman announced today.
Bumper crowds expected for NRL Magic Round
Thu 13 May 21 at 02:46 PM

Bumper crowds expected for NRL Magic Round

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today announced more than 90,000 rugby league fans were expected to flock to Brisbane for this weekend’s NRL Magic Round blockbuster at Suncorp Stadium.
Appointment of Supreme Court Justice Freeburn
Thu 13 May 21 at 02:44 PM

Appointment of Supreme Court Justice Freeburn

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Shannon Fentiman today announced the appointment of the newest Justice to the Queensland Supreme Court Trial Division, Paul Freeburn QC.
Next steps to slashing irrigation prices unveiled
Thu 13 May 21 at 02:26 PM

Next steps to slashing irrigation prices unveiled

Taking advantage of big cuts to the price of irrigation water will be made easy for Queensland’s irrigators through steps announced today to fulfil the Queensland Government’s $50 million election commitment.
School homework centres help students get ahead
Thu 13 May 21 at 02:13 PM

School homework centres help students get ahead

First steps are underway to set up the Palaszczuk Government’s 120 new free after-school homework centres - an $8 million commitment at the 2020 election.
 Outback Queensland Masters sells out
Thu 13 May 21 at 01:10 PM

Outback Queensland Masters sells out

Outback Queensland’s iconic Masters golf event has sold out a month before tee-off in a boost for outback tourism.