Media Statements

State invests $3.5 million to disaster-proof Queensland communities
Wed 16 Sep 20 at 01:00 PM

State invests $3.5 million to disaster-proof Queensland communities

Seventeen councils in regional Queensland will share in almost $3.5 million to fund priority infrastructure upgrades on roads, drainage systems and power supplies to better prepare for future natural disasters.
Mining community to honour fallen colleagues online
Wed 16 Sep 20 at 11:52 AM

Mining community to honour fallen colleagues online

Queensland’s annual memorial for fallen mine workers will be livestreamed online for the general public for the first time in 2020.
Mackay, Bowen and Moranbah hospitals to be expanded
Wed 16 Sep 20 at 10:19 AM

Mackay, Bowen and Moranbah hospitals to be expanded

The Palaszczuk Government has launched planning for the expansion of the Mackay Base Hospital and the redevelopments of the Bowen and Moranbah hospitals to strengthen public healthcare in the Mackay region.
Palaszczuk Government working for the Sunshine Coast  
Wed 16 Sep 20 at 09:50 AM

Palaszczuk Government working for the Sunshine Coast  

Experiencing Mooloolaba’s beautiful vistas will get a whole lot easier thanks to a foreshore revitalisation project about to get underway.
Work underway on Proserpine Entertainment Centre
Tue 15 Sep 20 at 04:09 PM

Work underway on Proserpine Entertainment Centre

The Premier has turned the sod on the new Proserpine Entertainment Centre, a project that will provide an economic boost to Proserpine and the broader Whitsunday region.
JT the prize drawcard for school disaster preparedness competition
Tue 15 Sep 20 at 04:00 PM

JT the prize drawcard for school disaster preparedness competition

One lucky Queensland primary school will score a visit from rugby league legend Johnathan Thurston thanks to a new competition helping students and their families better prepare for natural disasters.
130 strong Police Squad to crack down on offenders
Tue 15 Sep 20 at 10:38 AM

130 strong Police Squad to crack down on offenders

Community safety is always the focus of police in Townsville and in the last two weeks investigators have charged 65 people with 158 offences.
Palaszczuk Government grant puts Gladstone steel fabricator on the world stage
Tue 15 Sep 20 at 10:15 AM

Palaszczuk Government grant puts Gladstone steel fabricator on the world stage

Gladstone manufacturer Global Manufacturing Group will boost its international competitiveness with upgraded equipment thanks to $257,167 from the Palaszczuk Government’s Manufacturing Hubs Grant Program.
Queensland demands fair share of gas cash
Tue 15 Sep 20 at 10:00 AM

Queensland demands fair share of gas cash

The Palaszczuk Government is renewing its calls for fair Federal energy investment in Queensland following today’s belated gas promises. Mines and Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham demanded the Federal LNP provide the same support to Queensland gas and manufacturing industries and jobs as they had to New South Wales following calls from the Palaszczuk Government since 2017. “The Federal Government gave NSW a billion dollars to open up their gas fields and have ignored our calls to in...
Excellence in education on show at annual awards
Mon 14 Sep 20 at 05:50 PM

Excellence in education on show at annual awards

Queensland’s leading state schools have been honoured at the 21st annual Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools via a livestream video.
Officers rapidly deployed to first Ambulance pop-up COVID-19 testing clinic
Mon 14 Sep 20 at 04:15 PM

Officers rapidly deployed to first Ambulance pop-up COVID-19 testing clinic

The Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) has stood up its first COVID-19 testing clinic to assist in identifying potential coronavirus cases.
Qld mobilises state’s manufacturing sector to fight COVID-19
Mon 14 Sep 20 at 04:13 PM

Qld mobilises state’s manufacturing sector to fight COVID-19

The Palaszczuk Government is mobilising Queensland’s multi-billion-dollar manufacturing sector to deliver the state’s Personal Protective Equipment for front-line health and essential workers, including face masks, hand sanitiser and ventilators.