Media Statements

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Member for Mount Ommaney Jess Pugh, Member for Oxley Milton Dick and Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey with Gladys Waters and family at the naming of the Len Waters Overpass at the Sumners Road Interchange
Wed 14 Apr 21 at 11:18 AM

New Sumners Road Interchange busting congestion six months early

The Palaszczuk Government has completed its $80 million overhaul of one of Brisbane’s busiest interchanges six months ahead of schedule, tackling congestion and supporting jobs through COVID-19.
Townsville signing marks important hydrogen milestone
Wed 14 Apr 21 at 11:11 AM

Townsville signing marks important hydrogen milestone

North Queensland’s hydrogen future and the potential of thousands of regional jobs is a step closer with an agreement between Australian energy company Origin and the Port of Townsville signed today.
FNQ young people have spoken out for Youth Week
Tue 13 Apr 21 at 04:10 PM

FNQ young people have spoken out for Youth Week

Mental health, consent, employment and training and life in regional communities are among the important issues young North Queenslanders have spoken out about in a powerful roundtable held as part of the Queensland Youth Week Speak Out Series.
Queensland’s silica sand meeting world-wide demand
Tue 13 Apr 21 at 03:27 PM

Queensland’s silica sand meeting world-wide demand

A Far North silica sand mine at Cape Flattery is leading the way when it comes to indigenous employment.
World’s biggest macadamia processor cracks on with Queensland expansion
Tue 13 Apr 21 at 09:30 AM

World’s biggest macadamia processor cracks on with Queensland expansion

With people around the globe going nuts for Australian macadamias, the world’s largest macadamia processor will expand its Bundaberg facility and create 40 new jobs, backed by the Palaszczuk Government.
Qld company’s 15-min rapid Covid-19 test takes fight to Europe
Mon 12 Apr 21 at 04:30 PM

Qld company’s 15-min rapid Covid-19 test takes fight to Europe

Queensland company AnteoTech has won a vital European accreditation for its 15-minute COVID-19 rapid test.
A time to shine for Queensland’s carers
Mon 12 Apr 21 at 01:38 PM

A time to shine for Queensland’s carers

Queensland carers can now nominate to join the Queensland Carers Advisory Council for a two-year term
Wild about filming in Queensland paradise
Sun 11 Apr 21 at 09:00 AM

Wild about filming in Queensland paradise

Queensland’s screen industry is revelling in a long pipeline of film and television productions with the US hit show The Wilds Season 2 starting filming on the Gold Coast this week.
Qld cities top the list of most sought-after destinations for Kiwi tourists
Sun 11 Apr 21 at 07:00 AM

Qld cities top the list of most sought-after destinations for Kiwi tourists

Airports, airlines and tourism booking platforms have all enjoyed strong surges in demand from travellers looking to book Queensland holidays in the past week, showing positive signs for the industry’s ongoing recovery.
 Women leading the charge at TAFE
Sat 10 Apr 21 at 01:16 PM

Women leading the charge at TAFE

TAFE Queensland is helping more women across the state unlock new careers.
Queensland Government orders review of sentencing for serious violent crimes
Fri 09 Apr 21 at 01:35 PM

Queensland Government orders review of sentencing for serious violent crimes

The Palaszczuk Government is maintaining a strong stance on violent crime, directing the Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council (QSAC) to undertake a review and provide recommendations concerning how serious offenders are sentenced in Queensland.
High-tech rain gauges filling a gap for producers   
Thu 08 Apr 21 at 12:00 PM

High-tech rain gauges filling a gap for producers  

Queensland graziers are trialling high-tech satellite rain gauges to help scientists plug gaps in rainfall data across the state.