Media Statements

362,000 hectares returned to Traditional Owners in Australia’s far north
Wed 07 Sep 22 at 12:24 PM

362,000 hectares returned to Traditional Owners in Australia’s far north

More than 362,000 hectares of land on Australia’s Cape York Peninsula has been handed back to the Gudang/ Yadhaykenu, Atambaya and Angkamuthi (Seven Rivers) peoples in a special ceremony today between Traditional Owners and the Queensland Palaszczuk Government.
Access eased for paid pandemic leave for health workers
Wed 07 Sep 22 at 11:51 AM

Access eased for paid pandemic leave for health workers

Queensland Health and Queensland Ambulance Service staff who contract COVID-19 will be able to access up to 20 days of paid pandemic leave immediately after being diagnosed, without having to exhaust their sick leave.
$1 million support for QCWA backs great lifestyle in our regions
Wed 07 Sep 22 at 11:35 AM

$1 million support for QCWA backs great lifestyle in our regions

The Palaszczuk Government has begun preliminary discussions with the Queensland Country Women’s Association to facilitate a $1 million investment in the organisation’s halls.
Speed limit lowered in safety boost for Far North
Wed 07 Sep 22 at 11:15 AM

Speed limit lowered in safety boost for Far North

The speed limit on Mossman – Daintree Road will be lowered as part of safety upgrades north of Mossman.
New Yarrabah Jetty supporting North Queensland’s great lifestyle
Wed 07 Sep 22 at 10:30 AM

New Yarrabah Jetty supporting North Queensland’s great lifestyle

The new Yarrabah jetty and pontoon were officially commissioned today, which will be a feature of the community for years to come.
New corporate headquarters lands on the Gold Coast, creating 280 local jobs
Wed 07 Sep 22 at 10:27 AM

New corporate headquarters lands on the Gold Coast, creating 280 local jobs

Australian conglomerate Aspire42 will establish its corporate headquarters on the Gold Coast, creating 280 new full-time jobs over the next five years thanks to support from the Queensland Government’s Invested in Queensland program.
Image, from left to right: Ashley Naylor, PSC Insurance Brokers (naming sponsor), Glen Mosch, Albem Operations, Ross Hodgman, TMR and Paul Saunders, Highway Construction.
Wed 07 Sep 22 at 10:15 AM

Civil construction awards recognise environmental excellence

Two Transport and Main Roads projects in the state's far north have been awarded for their civil construction excellence at the Earth Awards.
Funding for community-led threatened species action
Wed 07 Sep 22 at 08:30 AM

Funding for community-led threatened species action

The Palaszczuk Government has announced grants of up to $25,000 for community-led projects aimed at protecting threatened animals and plants.
Thursday Island Neighbourhood and Community Centre delivering better services for the Torres Strait
Tue 06 Sep 22 at 02:38 PM

Thursday Island Neighbourhood and Community Centre delivering better services for the Torres Strait

Queensland’s northernmost neighbourhood and community centre has been officially opened, marking a significant milestone for the communities of the Torres Strait Islands.
Better marine services for Horn Island
Tue 06 Sep 22 at 01:25 PM

Better marine services for Horn Island

Horn Island Marine Facility is set for an upgrade, as the Palaszczuk Government awards a multi-million grant to Ports North.
Local young women start their new paths after graduating from police program
Tue 06 Sep 22 at 12:30 PM

Local young women start their new paths after graduating from police program

Ten young Rockhampton women graduating from Project Booyah today were joined by Member for Rockhampton Barry O’Rourke, Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga and Queensland Police Service Inspector Michael Volk.