Media Statements

Queenslanders reminded to check for faulty airbags
Wed 06 Jan 21 at 12:00 PM

Queenslanders reminded to check for faulty airbags

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has conducted inspections at 679 second-hand motor dealers, auction houses and wreckers across Queensland to ensure dangerous vehicles were not being sold to unsuspecting consumers, as part of a national compliance operation for the Compulsory Takata Recall Notice.
Brisbane black market seafood buyer busted big-time
Wed 06 Jan 21 at 11:05 AM

Brisbane black market seafood buyer busted big-time

A Brisbane seafood wholesaler has been fined more than $24,000 for aiding two recreational fishers to sell Spanish mackerel, yellowfin tuna and wahoo without a licence.
Illegal crab fisher faces crushing penalties
Wed 06 Jan 21 at 11:00 AM

Illegal crab fisher faces crushing penalties

An illegally-modified fishing boat has been crushed and the owner fined $6,000 in the Brisbane Magistrates Court as a warning to anybody considering breaching the state’s fishing regulations.
Cross River Rail’s first mega machine to “disappear” under Brisbane
Wed 06 Jan 21 at 08:30 AM

Cross River Rail’s first mega machine to “disappear” under Brisbane

The Palaszczuk Government continues to deliver its plan for economic recovery with the first huge Cross River Rail Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) about to head underground.
Warwick receives $800k firefighting boost
Tue 05 Jan 21 at 12:00 PM

Warwick receives $800k firefighting boost

Emergency response in Warwick has been boosted with the official handover of a new Type 3 Pumper appliance at Warwick Fire and Rescue Station today.
Crows Nest receives $580k boost to firefighting response
Tue 05 Jan 21 at 08:51 AM

Crows Nest receives $580k boost to firefighting response

The Crows Nest community received a major boost to their firefighting and rescue capabilities today after the official handover of a new firefighting appliance to the Crows Nest Fire and Rescue Station.
Newest police recruits welcomed at Oxley and Townsville
Mon 04 Jan 21 at 09:30 AM

Newest police recruits welcomed at Oxley and Townsville

Minister for Police and Corrective Services and Minister for Fire and Emergency Services, the Honourable Mark Ryan MP, joined Commissioner Katarina Carroll today to welcome the largest intake of new police recruits in nearly a decade.
Pumping to join a fitness centre in 2021 – weigh in on your consumer rights
Fri 01 Jan 21 at 04:10 PM

Pumping to join a fitness centre in 2021 – weigh in on your consumer rights

Whether you’re looking to join a gym, aquatic centre, martial arts club or a yoga studio, its important you know your consumer rights.
1990 - The Goss Government – the great reforms roll out
Fri 01 Jan 21 at 06:05 AM

1990 - The Goss Government – the great reforms roll out

Today’s release of the 1990 Queensland Cabinet Minutes shows the Goss Government’s bold steps towards transforming Queensland into a modern, progressive and productive state, after 32 years of conservative government - delivering reform which is still supporting Queenslanders today.
Drivers asked to make safety their New Year’s resolution
Thu 31 Dec 20 at 11:10 AM

Drivers asked to make safety their New Year’s resolution

Queenslanders holidaying at home and a forecast of wet weather for large parts of the state present tricky conditions on the roads.
Start 2021 off right and avoid illegal fireworks
Thu 31 Dec 20 at 10:45 AM

Start 2021 off right and avoid illegal fireworks

Queenslanders looking to see 2020 out with a bang are urged to celebrate safely by enjoying only legal fireworks displays.
	  The curtain is drawn on 2020 – New Year’s Eve
Thu 31 Dec 20 at 09:45 AM

The curtain is drawn on 2020 – New Year’s Eve

Police Minister Mark Ryan and Assistant Commissioner Brian Codd have thanked the Queensland community for their support as 2020 draws to a close.