Media Statements

Statement from Health Minister re NSW COVID cases 
Wed 30 Dec 20 at 01:32 PM

Statement from Health Minister re NSW COVID cases 

Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Yvette D’Ath said:“We are watching the situation in New South Wales very closely.“Queensland's Chief Health Officer is in constant contact with her NSW counterparts and receives regular updates on the growing COVID outbreaks in that State.“Queensland has strong border measures in place in response to the Sydney clusters, based on expert health advice.“We'll continue to follow the advice of our Chief Health Officer and will ...
Scammers thrive in social media marketplace
Tue 29 Dec 20 at 05:48 AM

Scammers thrive in social media marketplace

Queensland online shoppers are being warned about the number of vehicle scams being carried out on social media trading platforms.
Three new Queensland schools gaining momentum
Mon 28 Dec 20 at 10:00 AM

Three new Queensland schools gaining momentum

The construction of three new Queensland state schools is a step closer, with contracts awarded and work to kick off soon.
Fossicking is a great way to get out and explore Queensland with the whole family.
Sun 27 Dec 20 at 10:09 AM

Have a treasured holiday and get fossicking in Queensland’s backyard

There’s been an upsurge in the number of people fossicking for gold, sapphires, emeralds and opals in Queensland’s hotspots for precious metals and gems.
Queensland marks 100 days without community transmission  
Thu 24 Dec 20 at 11:24 AM

Queensland marks 100 days without community transmission  

It’s now been 100 days since Queensland last recorded a case of COVID-19 acquired in the Queensland community.
Supporting Queensland’s future interpreters
Wed 23 Dec 20 at 06:00 PM

Supporting Queensland’s future interpreters

Queenslanders who rely on interpreters to access essential services will soon have greater assistance with the Palaszczuk Government providing $740,000 over three years to boost the number of Interpreters who are certified by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI).
COVID restrictions eased for marine tourism
Wed 23 Dec 20 at 05:04 PM

COVID restrictions eased for marine tourism

The Chief Health Officer has approved relaxations to COVID Safe requirements on marine tourism vessels.
Queensland Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon inspects regrowth in fire affected areas of K'gari.
Wed 23 Dec 20 at 02:50 PM

Island paradise recovery underway as Queensland Environment Minister visits K’gari

With green shoots and regrowth already appearing in affected areas, Queensland Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon has visited K’gari (Fraser Island) as recovery work led by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) gets underway.
Six new overtaking lanes on Capricorn Highway
Wed 23 Dec 20 at 02:00 PM

Six new overtaking lanes on Capricorn Highway

Drivers and industries from Rockhampton to Emerald are reaping the benefits of the jointly funded $19 million Capricorn Highway overtaking lanes project.
Part-day public holiday in force tomorrow
Wed 23 Dec 20 at 01:51 PM

Part-day public holiday in force tomorrow

Queensland business owners are being reminded of their obligations ahead of tomorrow’s Christmas Eve part-day public holiday.
Ian Hamilton. Image courtesy of Aussie Seafood House.
Wed 23 Dec 20 at 11:00 AM

Festive catch of the day as seafood retailer named #eatqld Champion

With Christmas just two days away, the Queensland Government has named Aussie Seafood House owner Ian Hamilton the state’s eighteenth #eatqld Champion.
Qld Gov reform to support public transport operators
Tue 22 Dec 20 at 04:00 PM

Qld Gov reform to support public transport operators

The Palaszczuk Government has announced it will slash the regulatory burden for bus and other public transport operators, to support the industry as part of Queensland’s plan for economic recovery.