Media Statements

School leaver pilot spreads its success
Wed 17 Feb 21 at 12:37 PM

School leaver pilot spreads its success

Ten more state high schools will join a successful initiative – piloted in Townsville - that helps young Queenslanders transition from school to work or further study.
Government funding improving Great Barrier Reef water quality
Wed 17 Feb 21 at 12:01 PM

Government funding improving Great Barrier Reef water quality

Improved farming practices backed by Australian and Queensland Government funding are seeing a record rate of improvement in the amount of nutrient run-off flowing from farms to the Great Barrier Reef.
Public Works and Procurement Minister Mick de Brenni with Cairns Convention Centre Executive Chef Ben Boudaud
Wed 17 Feb 21 at 11:12 AM

Local flavours and jobs at forefront of Convention Centre cuisine

Fine-dining aficionados will be supporting local jobs as they savour sumptuous delights at the new-look Cairns Convention Centre when conference and convention activity recommences.
Former Court of Appeal judge to lead taskforce into coercive control
Wed 17 Feb 21 at 10:40 AM

Former Court of Appeal judge to lead taskforce into coercive control

Action against coercive control in Queensland is a step closer following today’s announcement by the Palaszczuk Government of an independent taskforce to examine the issue, with former Court of Appeal judge the Hon Margaret McMurdo AC at the chair.
Open area interior concept -  Mental Health Crisis Stabilisation service at Robina Hospital
Tue 16 Feb 21 at 02:00 PM

Palaszczuk Government’s $7 million boost for Gold Coast mental health

Health Minister Yvette D’Ath today turned the first sod on a new $7 million Mental Health Crisis Stabilisation service at Robina Hospital.
DISASTER ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR FLOOD-IMPACTED COMMUNITIES IN FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND
Tue 16 Feb 21 at 11:00 AM

DISASTER ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR FLOOD-IMPACTED COMMUNITIES IN FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND

Disaster assistance is now available for nine local government areas in remote Far North Queensland impacted by flooding brought on by a Tropical Low in late January.
Toowoomba’s new regional trade distribution centre on course for 2021 completion
Tue 16 Feb 21 at 10:30 AM

Toowoomba’s new regional trade distribution centre on course for 2021 completion

Construction us underway on the Toowoomba Wellcamp Trade Distribution Centre (RTDC) at Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport.
Bundy aviation precinct upgrades readying for take-off
Tue 16 Feb 21 at 09:39 AM

Bundy aviation precinct upgrades readying for take-off

Works to the Bundaberg Regional Aviation and Aerospace Precinct will be the base for a new Aeromedical Centre of Excellence and turn Bundaberg into a major regional aerospace precinct.
Train safety project signals more Sunshine Coast jobs
Tue 16 Feb 21 at 09:36 AM

Train safety project signals more Sunshine Coast jobs

The Sunshine Coast rail line is being fitted with new signalling technology to improve safety on the line.About 60 workers are involved in the $43 million project to roll out European Train Control System (ETCS) level one technology between Caboolture and Gympie North.
Resource recovery company headed to Toowoomba
Tue 16 Feb 21 at 09:36 AM

Resource recovery company headed to Toowoomba

The Palaszczuk Government has awarded a $1.3 million grant to Envorinex Pty Ltd to build a new plastic recycling facility in Toowoomba.
Tradies take up tools on new school at Greenbank
Tue 16 Feb 21 at 09:00 AM

Tradies take up tools on new school at Greenbank

Work is officially underway on a new $73 million state primary school at Greenbank south of Brisbane, creating more than 200 local construction jobs.
Call out for state’s top training talent
Mon 15 Feb 21 at 03:23 PM

Call out for state’s top training talent

The call is out for stars of the state’s training sector to enter the 2021 Queensland Training Awards — celebrating the transformational power of skills for 60 years.