Media Statements

Investment boosts Queensland bio-manufacturing jobs
Fri 11 Dec 20 at 04:38 PM

Investment boosts Queensland bio-manufacturing jobs

Two strategic investments in Brisbane-based bio tech and manufacturing companies are set to create more than 870 operational jobs, and even more in construction.
Queensland to retain veto on automatic mutual recognition
Fri 11 Dec 20 at 03:14 PM

Queensland to retain veto on automatic mutual recognition

The Palaszczuk Government will reserve its right to veto the operation on some or all provisions of automatic mutual recognition to ensure community safety and the high standards of Queensland’s occupational licensing.Treasurer Cameron Dick said that Queensland had secured clauses in the intergovernmental agreement to ensure Queensland’s high standards would not be compromised.“Queensland supports common sense mutual recognition, but under no circumstances will we compromise ou...
Landmark carbon farming project to create jobs and environmental benefits across Queensland
Fri 11 Dec 20 at 03:00 PM

Landmark carbon farming project to create jobs and environmental benefits across Queensland

The Palaszczuk Government’s investment in multi-million-dollar carbon farming projects this year will see up to 1.9 million tonnes of carbon out of the atmosphere and 1.8 million hectares of land restored.Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon said the $2.1 million partnership between the Palaszczuk Government, GreenCollar and the Goondicum Pastoral Company was part of the state’s Land Restoration Fund to build the carbon farming industry in Queensland.“This is creating local job...
Kiwis are Good to Go
Fri 11 Dec 20 at 02:54 PM

Kiwis are Good to Go

From tomorrow, New Zealanders can holiday in Queensland without entering mandatory hotel quarantine when they arrive.
Guidelines released to help build more bushfire-resilient homes
Fri 11 Dec 20 at 02:42 PM

Guidelines released to help build more bushfire-resilient homes

To help combat the impacts of bushfires in Queensland, the Palaszczuk Government has released guidelines to help improve the bushfire resilience of new and existing homes.
Renewable zones to position Queensland into a clean energy powerhouse
Fri 11 Dec 20 at 01:42 PM

Renewable zones to position Queensland into a clean energy powerhouse

Queensland is accelerating towards its 50% renewable energy target, with interest in Queensland’s renewable energy zones shattering expectations and creating overwhelming interest from renewables investors.
Smart ticketing touches on for the first time on Gold Coast
Fri 11 Dec 20 at 08:00 AM

Smart ticketing touches on for the first time on Gold Coast

Gold Coast commuters will become the first in Queensland to be able to pay for trips using their smartphones, debit or credit cards and smart watches.
Palaszczuk Government amps up COVID research investment
Thu 10 Dec 20 at 01:03 PM

Palaszczuk Government amps up COVID research investment

The Palaszczuk Government is tackling COVID-19 treatment as well as protection, with $5 million for local research into treatment on top of its $10 million vaccine investment.
JobTrainer ready to sign up Queensland job seekers
Wed 09 Dec 20 at 04:35 PM

JobTrainer ready to sign up Queensland job seekers

Queensland job seekers are set to benefit from the new $200 million JobTrainer Fund to train people for high demand occupations.
Government boosts support for sexual and domestic violence service providers
Wed 09 Dec 20 at 03:37 PM

Government boosts support for sexual and domestic violence service providers

Queenslanders are showing their true spirit this Christmas with thousands of donations flooding in to bring some joy to women and children in refuges this year.
Protecting jobseekers from bait advertising
Wed 09 Dec 20 at 02:50 PM

Protecting jobseekers from bait advertising

The Palaszczuk Government will introduce tough new measures to protect job seekers from scammers tricking them into training programs. Minister for Training and Skills Development Di Farmer said the additional safeguards follow an independent review into ‘bait advertising’ by the Queensland Training Ombudsman.