Media Statements

Engaging Science Grants to boost STEM activities
Mon 30 Jan 23 at 06:04 PM

Engaging Science Grants to boost STEM activities

Community organisations, education professionals, scientists and citizen science groups are invited to apply for grants of up to $20,000 for projects, events and activities that increase participation in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
Construction companies shortlisted to build $8 billion worth of new hospitals and major expansions
Mon 30 Jan 23 at 05:36 PM

Construction companies shortlisted to build $8 billion worth of new hospitals and major expansions

Queensland Health has established a supplier panel of major construction companies to accelerate the delivery of three new hospitals and nine major hospital expansions under the Palaszczuk Government’s Queensland Health and Hospitals Plan.
Submissions open for review to safeguard whistle-blowers
Mon 30 Jan 23 at 04:34 PM

Submissions open for review to safeguard whistle-blowers

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Shannon Fentiman has announced that retired Supreme Court judge, the Honourable Alan Wilson KC, is calling for submissions to his review of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2010 (PID Act).
Applications open for $3 million in funding to battle domestic violence
Mon 30 Jan 23 at 02:00 PM

Applications open for $3 million in funding to battle domestic violence

Applications are open to access a new $3 million grant program to support a new national plan to end violence against women and children.
More than 1000 health workers hit Queensland’s frontline
Mon 30 Jan 23 at 10:18 AM

More than 1000 health workers hit Queensland’s frontline

More than 1000 frontline health workers will kickstart their career on the frontline, bolstering Queensland’s strong health workforce.
Small businesses invited to have their say
Mon 30 Jan 23 at 10:04 AM

Small businesses invited to have their say

Queensland’s small businesses are being encouraged to share their challenges, priorities, and goals to help inform the Palaszczuk Government’s new Small Business Strategy.
Queensland one step closer to combatting knife crime
Mon 30 Jan 23 at 07:48 AM

Queensland one step closer to combatting knife crime

As part of the Palaszczuk Government’s ongoing commitment to deliver better services and keep Queenslanders safe, a Bill to expand and extend an Australian-first trial to detect weapons and combat violence will on Monday go to a public hearing.The important step brings the introduction of the Police Powers and Responsibilities (Jack’s Law) Amendment Bill 2022 one step closer to being legislated.If passed, the Bill, known as Jack’s Law and named after Jack Beasley - who was trag...
New purchase provides more social housing
Sun 29 Jan 23 at 10:15 AM

New purchase provides more social housing

The Palaszczuk Government has bought a 30-unit property in Clayfield to help house Queenslanders in need.
Enrol now for Fee-Free TAFE in 2023 on the Gold Coast
Sat 28 Jan 23 at 12:30 PM

Enrol now for Fee-Free TAFE in 2023 on the Gold Coast

Gold Coast recent school leavers and other locals looking to upskill or change careers are being encouraged to enrol in one of the 37,000 Fee-Free TAFE places available across Queensland in 2023.
The AACTAs locked in for the Gold Coast
Sat 28 Jan 23 at 09:30 AM

The AACTAs locked in for the Gold Coast

Australia and the world’s best actors will descend on the Gold Coast next February, as the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards and AACTA International Awards move to Queensland in a major coup for the state’s screen and tourism industries.
New life, jobs beckon for old Far North Queensland mine
Fri 27 Jan 23 at 04:30 PM

New life, jobs beckon for old Far North Queensland mine

An abandoned Far North Queensland mining area is one step closer to coming back to life – creating more good jobs for regional Queenslanders in the burgeoning critical minerals industry.
Disaster Assistance extended for Regional Queensland
Fri 27 Jan 23 at 03:15 PM

Disaster Assistance extended for Regional Queensland

Disaster assistance is now available to seven more flooded local councils following extreme monsoonal rainfall and flooding across Regional Queensland.