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    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 5:51pm

    More camping spots in national parks to open

    It will now be easier to find a camping spot in your favourite national park as Queensland’s COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease as part of Queensland’s plan for jobs and economic recovery.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 5:15pm

    Qld COVID-19: Border pass applications open except for visits from Victoria

    Queensland’s strong COVID-19 border protection system now includes applications for a Border Declaration Pass, except for visitors who have been in Victoria in the past 14 days - an important economic boost as Queensland carefully welcomes travellers from other states.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Yesterday 12:00pm

    Final planning accelerates for Emu Swamp Dam

    Improved water security for the Granite Belt is a step closer with the appointment of national engineering consultancy Premise to oversee the final planning stages of Emu Swamp Dam.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Yesterday 11:46am

    Dispute Resolution scholarships awarded

    Four outstanding community-minded Queenslanders will be able to expand their expertise to include dispute resolution after being presented with scholarships today by Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 7:30am

    Driver testing back on the road

    Learner drivers should get ready to book in for their test after a backlog of driving examinations booked before tests were suspended due to COVID-19 was cleared.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Thursday 3:31pm

    Queensland disability advocate appointed to NDIS advisory council

    Prominent Queensland educator and disability advocate Sharon Boyce has been appointed as a member of the NDIS Independent Advisory Council (IAC).

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Thursday 3:25pm

    New Magistrates appointed

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has announced the appointment of three new magistrates for Queensland.

    The Hon G Grace | Thursday 3:19pm

    New Sunshine Coast high school reaches next milestone

    The opening of a new state school on the Sunshine Coast is another step closer, with construction reaching the half-way mark.

    The Hon D Farmer | Thursday 2:53pm

    Extra support for Sunshine Coast teens and families

    Young Queenslanders on the Sunshine Coast at risk of disengaging from school will have access to extra support to get their lives on the right track.

    The Hon M Bailey | Thursday 1:48pm

    Roadworks in gear for Lansdown intersection

    Works have started on the Palaszczuk Government’s $5 million Flinders Highway and Woodstock-Giru Road intersection upgrade.

    The Hon C Dick | Thursday 12:00pm

    New savings measures for Queensland

    The Palaszczuk Government will implement $3 billion worth of savings measures.

    The Hon C Dick | Thursday 11:45am

    Future Fund strengthened to support jobs and protect public assets from LNP sell-off

    Queensland’s Future Fund will deliver tough new anti‑privatisation protections to ensure Queensland’s strategic assets are kept in public hands, as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s plan to reduce debt and recover from the economic damage wrought worldwide by COVID-19.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Thursday 11:30am

    Outer urban offices to provide post-COVID flexibility for Queensland public servants

    Queensland government workers will be given the opportunity to work closer to home as part of a Palaszczuk Government plan to rebalance public service roles in a post-COVID world.

    The Hon G Butcher | Thursday 11:30am

    ARM Hub to help manufacturers flex in post-COVID-19 era

    The Palaszczuk Government is linking industry and research institutions to assist Queensland manufacturers transform and grow as the state emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, through delivery of a series of online workshops.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Thursday 11:22am

    COVID Works for Queensland projects to create 60 Gladstone jobs

    Refurbishing the Gladstone Aquatic Centre, replacing playground equipment across the region and upgrading the Cassy Lives Skate Park are just some of the projects that will create jobs and benefit the Gladstone community as part of Queensland’s economic recovery plan.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Thursday 11:10am

    COVID Works for Queensland projects announced

    A splash park for the children in Wujal Wujal, upgrades to the airport terminal in Rockhampton, refurbishments at the Birdsville Tourist Park and a new toddler playground at Redbank Plains Recreation Reserve are just some of the projects that will benefit communities across the S ...

    The Hon G Grace | Thursday 10:36am

    Jobs galore as two major projects begin at Aspley State High

    The first shovels have hit the ground on the construction of two brand new buildings at Aspley State High School.

    The Hon G Butcher | Thursday 10:00am

    Palaszczuk Government funding boost helps Mackay animal shelter to double efforts

    The Mackay Animal Management Centre will soon be able to help more animals than ever, with the support of the Palaszczuk Government’s successful $365 million Building our Regions (BoR) program.

    The Hon S Miles | Thursday 9:57am

    Visitors to get tested or face fine

    Queensland will introduce tough new requirements for interstate travellers who develop COVID-19 symptoms while in Queensland, forcing them to be tested or face a $4004 fine.Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Steven Miles said anyone entering Queensland ...

    The Hon M Furner | Wednesday 1:19pm

    Sweet Queensland squash a hit in Japan

    In a first for Queensland, Darling Downs growers have made a significant breakthrough producing a crop of export-standard squash (kabocha) that has been sent to Japan where it is a dietary staple.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Wednesday 11:00am

    Gladstone’s new ED a step closer, recruitment drive set to begin

    Gladstone Hospital’s new Emergency Department is one step closer to reality following practical completion of the $42 million project which created more than 60 construction jobs.

    The Hon C Dick | Wednesday 11:00am

    Have your say on reducing planning red tape for COVID economic recovery

    The Palaszczuk Government’s ongoing rollout of its economic recovery plan, Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs, will be boosted by more planning red tape reduction measures.

    The Hon C Dick | Wednesday 10:30am

    Rockhampton’s Wackford Street flood works remain on track

    Works are progressing well to protect Rockhampton suburb Park Avenue from flooding with the Wackford Street Drainage Scheme moving into its final stage.

    The Hon M Furner | Wednesday 9:15am

    Berry exciting times as Ekka icon goes on the road

    Queenslanders can enjoy an Ekka favourite and a 30-year Ekka tradition can continue after the Queensland Government donated $75,000 to a Brisbane charity.

    The Hon M Bailey | Wednesday 8:00am

    Help name Mackay’s newest bridges

    The call is out for the Mackay community to help name four bridges being built as part of the sugar city’s largest-ever road project: the $497 million Mackay Ring Road.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Wednesday 7:30am

    Rodds Bay Solar Farm one step closer to creating hundreds of jobs for Gladstone

    In a sign of confidence in Queensland’s economic recovery, the $350 million Rodds Bay Solar Farm south of Gladstone took a significant step forward today with a major shot in the arm by a UK investment group.

    The Hon C Dick | Wednesday 7:00am

    Green light to reopen Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

    The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) is open again for business after months of closure due to the pandemic, in what will be a boon for the tourism and event sectors.

    The Hon M Bailey | Tuesday 12:48pm

    Taskforce targets more Queensland maritime jobs

    The Palaszczuk Government will seek to reinvigorate shipping along Queensland’s coastline to create new maritime jobs and expand transport operations in the state.

    The Hon M Bailey | Tuesday 9:00am

    New jobs as sod turns on $301.25m Sunny Coast Bruce upgrade

    Another 380 jobs have been locked in for Queensland with shovels hitting the ground today on the Sunshine Coast’s $301 million Bruce Highway upgrade at Forest Glen.

    The Hon C Dick | Monday 4:00pm

    Planning law changes to keep projects moving and Queenslanders in jobs

    Changes to Queensland’s planning laws will allow job-creating infrastructure projects to keep progressing across the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.