Media Statements

Net-free zones get $300,000 funding boost to attract more tourists
Wed 20 Dec 17 at 04:34 PM

Net-free zones get $300,000 funding boost to attract more tourists

The Palaszczuk Government has announced funding to further promote Queensland’s three net-free zones as recreational fishing destinations.
New summer safety campaign for SEQ dams
Wed 20 Dec 17 at 01:00 PM

New summer safety campaign for SEQ dams

When visiting South East Queensland’s lakes this summer, keep one message front of mind: Still water is still dangerous.
Continued support for Queensland banana growers
Wed 20 Dec 17 at 12:03 PM

Continued support for Queensland banana growers

The fight to save Queensland’s $600 million banana industry from Panama disease will be boosted by a further $3.5 million.
Power poles and wires back in shape for summer, post-TC Debbie
Wed 20 Dec 17 at 11:00 AM

Power poles and wires back in shape for summer, post-TC Debbie

Nineteen electricity transmission towers damaged by floodwaters from Tropical Cyclone Debbie have been replaced as part of a $7.8 million commitment by Powerlink Queensland to have the network ready for summer 2017/18.
Wheels in motion as new Veloway Cycleway opens on southside
Wed 20 Dec 17 at 10:30 AM

Wheels in motion as new Veloway Cycleway opens on southside

Brisbane cyclists can now pedal further than ever before on the city’s state of the art Veloway (V1) Cycleway after the $24 million Stage D section opened today.
Minor impact on Teewah camping zone due to landslips
Wed 20 Dec 17 at 10:00 AM

Minor impact on Teewah camping zone due to landslips

For camper safety, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) has fenced off some areas along Teewah Beach in the Cooloola Recreation Area north of Noosa to safeguard visitors against rocks dislodging from the sand dunes.
Global Tourism Hub a step closer for North Queensland
Wed 20 Dec 17 at 09:49 AM

Global Tourism Hub a step closer for North Queensland

A Global Tourism Hub for Cairns is one step closer as Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones announces the government will go to community consultation today. Ms Jones said a Global Tourism Hub including a casino was an exciting proposition for the Tropical North Queensland tourism industry but said the government would not proceed without feedback from locals. “More tourists, staying longer and increasing their visitor spend equals new jobs and investment in Queensland,” s...
Cairns welcomes first flight from Shenzhen
Wed 20 Dec 17 at 09:47 AM

Cairns welcomes first flight from Shenzhen

Regional businesses give 5,500 youth a boost into employment
Wed 20 Dec 17 at 09:45 AM

Regional businesses give 5,500 youth a boost into employment

Almost 5,500 young unemployed Queenslanders have had a fresh start and a chance at employment, thanks to the Palaszczuk Government’s Back to Work Youth Boost Payment.
Palaszczuk Government boat ramp bonanza to benefit Bullock Point
Wed 20 Dec 17 at 09:26 AM

Palaszczuk Government boat ramp bonanza to benefit Bullock Point

Boaties can look forward to a new boat ramp facility at Bullock Point next year with the Palaszczuk Government awarding a $2 million construction contract this week.
Silver anniversaries celebrated at Driver Reviver sites
Wed 20 Dec 17 at 09:16 AM

Silver anniversaries celebrated at Driver Reviver sites

Festivities have commenced for Driver Reviver volunteers, who are coming together across the state to celebrate over 25 years of keeping drivers safe and alert in Queensland.
Flip-flop Frecklington called on to clarify LNP position on net-free zones
Wed 20 Dec 17 at 09:15 AM

Flip-flop Frecklington called on to clarify LNP position on net-free zones

Fisheries Minister Mark Furner today called-on Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington to clarify her Party’s position on net-free zones after her comments on the Palaszczuk Government’s latest investment to promote them.