Media Statements

Country Racing Program applications now open
Wed 16 Sep 20 at 03:00 PM

Country Racing Program applications now open

The third round of Queensland’s highly-successful Country Racing Program is now open for applications.
Moratorium on commercial lease evictions extended to end of 2020
Wed 16 Sep 20 at 03:00 PM

Moratorium on commercial lease evictions extended to end of 2020

The Palaszczuk Government’s moratorium on evictions for commercial leaseholders has been extended to the end of 2020.Attorney-General and Minister said the three-month extension, effective to 31 December 2020, was welcome news for thousands of Queensland businesses.“This extended moratorium will be a shot in the arm for Queensland jobs and the economy,” she said.“It means that to the end of 2020 commercial leaseholders under affected leases can’t have their lease te...
Greater certainty paves way for return to rent normality
Wed 16 Sep 20 at 03:00 PM

Greater certainty paves way for return to rent normality

Several critical protections will stay in place to protect tenants as households continue to recover from the global economic impacts of the virus, Housing Minister Mick de Brenni said today
Large Air Tanker arrives in Queensland ahead of bushfire season
Wed 16 Sep 20 at 02:11 PM

Large Air Tanker arrives in Queensland ahead of bushfire season

Queensland has welcomed the arrival of a long-term Large Air Tanker (LAT) Bomber 141 ahead of the 2020 bushfire season
Multi-million dollar investment supports local jobs and Gold Coast waterways access 
Wed 16 Sep 20 at 02:00 PM

Multi-million dollar investment supports local jobs and Gold Coast waterways access 

The Palaszczuk Government has announced more than $35 million will be invested in the Gold Coast’s waterways over the next four years to create more than 100 jobs, upgrade facilities for boaties, maintain navigation and improve access through dredging navigation channels.
Park ‘n’ Ride boost makes tracks for Gold Coast transport
Wed 16 Sep 20 at 01:30 PM

Park ‘n’ Ride boost makes tracks for Gold Coast transport

The Gold Coast’s public transport revolution continues with the Palaszczuk Government today unveiling the final designs and locking in $5.2 million to build 350 new commuter parks at Varsity Lakes train station.
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.