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    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 2:45pm

    DISASTER ASSISTANCE EXTENDED FOR FLOOD-AFFECTED FARMERS IN BURKE AND CARPENTARIA

    Assistant Minister for Home Affairs Senator the Hon.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 2:44pm

    RECOVERY GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR QUEENSLAND SMALL BUSINESSES

    Assistant Minister for Home Affairs Senator the Hon.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 2:07pm

    Resource recovery is an important waste management opportunity

    Finding new and innovative ways to manage waste in Queensland will help pave the way to a more sustainable future.

    The Hon C Crawford | Yesterday 1:54pm

    More disaster assistance for Gulf Country communities

    Disaster assistance has been extended for communities in Burke Shire Council as the monsoonal floods continue to impact Gulf communities.

    The Hon G Grace | Yesterday 12:58pm

    Government supports making wage theft a criminal offence

    Employers found to be deliberately or recklessly engaging in wage theft could find themselves in jail, after the Palaszczuk Government accepted in principle making wage theft a criminal offence following a Parliamentary Inquiry.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Yesterday 11:46am

    Join the discussion to prepare for the future of work in Queensland

    Queenslanders are being encouraged to contribute to the discussion on what the future will mean for jobs in Queensland through a discussion paper released today.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 11:44am

    Road and rail recovery underway in Queensland’s soaked North West

    The Mount Isa rail line and Flinders Highway between Richmond to Julia Creek remain closed following major flooding that has devastated North West Queensland.

    The Hon M Ryan | Yesterday 9:30am

    Graduating pups help create paw-sitive future

    The first four assistance dogs in Borallon Training and Correctional Centre’s new Smart Pups program received a round of ap-paws after graduating earlier this week.

    The Hon M Furner | Yesterday 8:58am

    $5 million of rent deferred to help flood recovery

    More than 3000 landholders in drought and flood-ravaged north Queensland will get a $5 million-plus land rent reprieve.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 7:00am

    $3.7 mill upgrade for Brisbane Valley Highway

    The Palaszczuk Government has announced a $3.7 million investment for one of south east Queensland’s most popular scenic drives.

    The Hon L Enoch | Thursday 5:09pm

    Palaszczuk Government passes laws to improve waste management

    Queensland is now better armed to continue fighting the war on waste.

    The Hon S Miles | Thursday 2:33pm

    Flood devastated farmers receive mental health support

    Queensland Health has teamed up with the Royal Flying doctors Service to urgently fly-in mental health staff to flood affected areas in the North and Western Queensland.

    The Hon M Furner | Thursday 2:30pm

    Former AgForce chief to oversee QATC transition

    The Queensland Government has appointed former AgForce chief executive officer Charles Burke to oversee the transition of Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges.

    The Hon C Crawford | Thursday 2:07pm

    Toowoomba and Western Downs regions to receive disaster assistance

    Disaster assistance has been made available for communities in the Toowoomba and Western Downs regions as a result of a trough that delivered storms, heavy rains and isolated flooding in December last year.

    The Hon D Farmer | Thursday 1:57pm

    Queensland Greats Awards fitting recognition for outstanding women

    Minister for Women Di Farmer has urged Queenslanders to ensure women feature prominently in nominations for this year’s Queensland Greats Awards.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Thursday 1:28pm

    Last chance to nominate a Queensland Great!

    The Premier has urged people to get their nominations in for the 2019 Queensland Greats Awards which is an important way to honour remarkable Queenslanders.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Thursday 12:22pm

    Governing from the Sunshine Coast rescheduled

    The Palaszczuk Government will reconvene it’s Governing from the Sunshine Coast program next month after it was postponed due to the flooding disaster in North Queensland.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Thursday 11:30am

    Morrison is failing leadership test on Indigenous housing

    Queensland Housing Minister Mick de Brenni has urged Prime Minister Scott Morrison to show leadership over housing for remote Indigenous communities in Queensland.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Thursday 11:13am

    Financial assistance extended to flood-affected rural areas of Winton shire

    Residents in rural parts of the Winton Shire Council area are now able to access financial assistance and support services following the recent flooding.

    The Hon K Jones | Thursday 10:08am

    Giant dinosaur tracks discovery focuses global attention on Winton

    The Palaszczuk Government has today applauded a team of palaeontologists who have discovered a series of well-preserved dinosaur tracks on a property near Winton in central west Queensland.Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones congratulated the Australian Age of Dinosa ...

    The Hon K Jones | Thursday 10:05am

    Queensland’s business events sector booms in 2019

    More than $50 million will be pumped into the Queensland economy from international business events this year following strong support from the Palaszczuk Government, new economic modelling has revealed.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Thursday 6:00am

    Valentine’s Day weddings high above the city

    LOVE will literally light up the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages on Valentine’s Day today.

    The Hon C Crawford | Wednesday 6:17pm

    Disaster assistance extended to Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council

    Disaster assistance has been extended to Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council and additional assistance made available for primary producers in Burke and Carpentaria as the monsoonal floods expand to impact Gulf communities.

    The Hon M Bailey | Wednesday 5:00pm

    Palaszczuk Government establishes Personalised Transport Ombudsman

    The Palaszczuk Government will continue its commitment to personalised transport reforms by establishing a Personalised Transport Ombudsman.

    The Hon M Bailey | Wednesday 4:32pm

    Extra $75 million safety investment in Warrego Highway

    More than $75 million is being invested by the Australian and Queensland governments in a safer Warrego Highway from Oakey to Miles over coming months.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Wednesday 3:36pm

    ‘Revenge porn’ now a criminal offence

    People convicted of sharing ‘revenge porn’ could face up to three years’ jail time after the State Government passed laws making it an offence.

    The Hon L Enoch | Wednesday 3:28pm

    Have your say on the future of waste management in Queensland

    The Palaszczuk Government has today released a draft strategy that paves the way towards better waste management in Queensland.

    The Hon M Bailey | Wednesday 3:00pm

    Cranes ready for heavy lifting at Underwood Road

    More than 3,400 tonnes of precast concrete will be lifted into place over the M1 in the coming weeks as part of a $2.3 billion commitment to build a better M1 between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Wednesday 2:40pm

    Training Assistance Fund established to support racing participants

    Racing Minister Stirling Hinchliffe has launched a new Training Assistance Fund to support racing participants in flood-impacted areas of Queensland.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Wednesday 2:30pm

    Gladstone biorefinery pilot plant gets the go-ahead

    A Gladstone pilot biorefinery that will be the trial site for jet fuel and diesel production from agricultural and forestry waste is set to go ahead after a funding injection from the Palaszczuk Government.