Media Statements

Community to have their say on proposed Currumbin Eco Parkland
Wed 22 Dec 21 at 01:39 PM

Community to have their say on proposed Currumbin Eco Parkland

Queenslanders are being asked to provide feedback on options for one of Australia’s biggest eco-parklands to be transformed at Currumbin.
Support for Queenslanders during the Christmas and New Year period
Wed 22 Dec 21 at 01:25 PM

Support for Queenslanders during the Christmas and New Year period

Queenslanders experiencing financial or emotional hardship, or housing stress, are being encouraged to reach out, talk to their friends and family and to seek assistance from support services over the Christmas and New Year period.
Too many mackerel add up to hefty fine
Wed 22 Dec 21 at 01:00 PM

Too many mackerel add up to hefty fine

A fisher has been fined $7500 in the Maroochydore Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to going well over the Spanish mackerel catch limit on two occasions.
Hinchinbrook channel is clear: discarded crabbing gear gone
Wed 22 Dec 21 at 12:15 PM

Hinchinbrook channel is clear: discarded crabbing gear gone

Hinchinbrook Channel has been cleared of dozens of discarded crab pots in a joint clean-up operation between fisheries officers and local Indigenous rangers.
Preparing building sites for summer lockdown
Wed 22 Dec 21 at 12:00 PM

Preparing building sites for summer lockdown

With the Bureau of Meteorology predicting November to January rainfall is likely to be above average for eastern Australia, the time is approaching for construction sites across Queensland to properly plan their summer lockdowns.
DISASTER ASSISTANCE EXTENDED FOR FLOODED QUEENSLAND COMMUNITIES AND PRIMARY PRODUCERS
Wed 22 Dec 21 at 11:00 AM

DISASTER ASSISTANCE EXTENDED FOR FLOODED QUEENSLAND COMMUNITIES AND PRIMARY PRODUCERS

Disaster assistance has now been extended to Balonne and Flinders Shire Councils as well as primary producers in Banana Shire following the recent floods in central, southern and western Queensland.
Quarantine period for close contacts halved to 7 days
Tue 21 Dec 21 at 05:56 PM

Quarantine period for close contacts halved to 7 days

The quarantine period for close contacts of COVID-19 cases has been halved.
Statement from the Deputy Premier
Tue 21 Dec 21 at 04:39 PM

Statement from the Deputy Premier

Queensland Health has worked closely with the Australian Defence Force to allow personnel who have recently returned from deployment in the Solomon Islands to reunite with their families for Christmas without the need for further quarantine. A previous exemption that allowed direct entry to Queensland without quarantine has also been amended to permit personnel transiting through New South Wales to enter Queensland without further quarantine. The latest request from the ADF was made on Monday af...
Financial assistance extended for producers affected by TC Niran
Tue 21 Dec 21 at 02:58 PM

Financial assistance extended for producers affected by TC Niran

Primary producers affected by Tropical Cyclone Niran now have more time to complete their recovery works thanks to an extension of the availability of extraordinary disaster assistance recovery grants.
Japanese energy giant increases Queensland green hydrogen investment
Tue 21 Dec 21 at 12:00 PM

Japanese energy giant increases Queensland green hydrogen investment

ENEOS, Japan’s largest oil company, is set to significantly increase its production of green hydrogen in Queensland.
Global search for Brisbane 2032 Organising Committee members 
Tue 21 Dec 21 at 08:50 AM

Global search for Brisbane 2032 Organising Committee members 

The global search is on for five key leaders who will help shape the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
New economy minerals fuel investment growth
Mon 20 Dec 21 at 03:47 PM

New economy minerals fuel investment growth

Up to $26 billion worth of new energy economy projects are proposed in Queensland, driven by the world’s growing hunger for batteries and advanced technology.