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    The Hon A Cripps | 8:01am

    Uranium mining to create jobs for Queenslanders

    New jobs and economic opportunities are set to be created in North Queensland after the Newman Government announced it was ready to accept applications for uranium mining in Queensland.

    The Hon G Elmes | Yesterday 10:08am

    Eternal Flame relocated for Anzac Square restoration

    Work has commenced on the $13.4 million restoration and enhancement of Anzac Square following a ceremony to mark the temporary relocation of the Eternal Flame.

    The Hon C Newman | Yesterday 9:00am

    Premier launches Queenslanders’ 30-year vision

    Queenslanders have spoken loud and clear in The Queensland Plan saying that the economy, education and the regions are the keys to a vibrant and prosperous state.

    The Hon C Newman | Yesterday 4:00am

    AUDIO: Premier Campbell Newman comments on launch of The Queensland Plan

    Queenslanders have spoken loud and clear in The Queensland Plan saying that the economy, education and the regions are the keys to a vibrant and prosperous state.

    The Hon G Elmes | Wednesday 12:08pm

    Full steam ahead on jobs for culturally diverse Queenslanders

    Migrants will have a new opportunity to participate in Queensland’s strong economy with the signing of an agreement between the State Government and rail industry specialist Rail Skills Australasia.

    The Hon C Newman | Wednesday 11:37am

    AUDIO: Premier Campbell Newman comments on $110m port road upgrade

    Queensland truck drivers and Port of Brisbane workers will be safer on their daily trips to and from the port while keeping the economy moving thanks to a $110 million upgrade of a major freight lifeline, funded by the Port of Brisbane and welcomed by the Queensland Government.

    The Hon J Seeney | Wednesday 10:56am

    Last chance to comment on Aquis development

    Queenslanders have one week left to comment on the Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed $8 billion Aquis Resort at Yorkeys Knob near Cairns.

    The Hon C Newman | Wednesday 10:12am

    Port road upgrade boosts jobs and economy

    Queensland truck drivers and Port of Brisbane workers will be safer on their daily trips to and from the port while keeping the economy moving thanks to a $110 million upgrade of a major freight lifeline, funded by the Port of Brisbane and welcomed by the Queensland Government.

    The Hon J McVeigh | Wednesday 9:22am

    Feral animal funds flow to regions

    Almost $2 million of the $5.6 million in Federal drought funds targeting feral animals was now flowing to where it was needed with the signing of six grant agreements.

    The Hon J McVeigh | Wednesday 9:20am

    Breakthrough initiatives to help fight wild dogs

    The LNP Government has stepped up the fight against feral animals with two breakthrough initiatives to empower landholders and local councils tackle wild dogs.

    The Hon D Crisafulli | Tuesday 8:30am

    Crucial escape routes for Bundaberg

    North Bundaberg residents will find it easier to escape from rising flood waters with upgrades to two vital evacuation routes through the Queensland and Australian Governments’ Natural Disaster Resilience Program to protect communities.

    The Hon J Seeney | Monday 3:16pm

    Mine decision paves way for 6,400 Queensland jobs

    The State Government has welcomed today’s Commonwealth approval of a major Galilee Basin coal mine that has the potential to create almost 6,400 Queensland jobs.

    The Hon C Newman | Monday 2:30pm

    Queensland’s trade ties with Japan strengthened

    Trade and business opportunities for Queensland have been strengthened with the signing of a new and enhanced sister-state agreement with Japan’s Saitama Prefecture today.

    The Hon C Newman | Sunday 12:00pm

    13,000 new disability sector jobs in Queensland

    Queenslanders are being urged to consider a rewarding career caring for people with a disability, with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) set to increase the sector’s workforce by an estimated 13,000 statewide.

    The Hon M McArdle | Saturday 8:00am

    Mackay shows the way to Queensland’s hi-tech water future

    Mackay is showing the way to a more sustainable water future for all Queenslanders by adopting new technology that detects leaks, saves water and reduces energy costs.

    The Hon J Langbroek | 25 Jul 1:07pm

    New centre for Chinese language students

    Hundreds of Brisbane students will be able to study the language and culture of China following the opening of a new learning centre in the city.

    The Hon A Cripps | 24 Jul 4:15pm

    New vegetation codes save landholders time and money

    Queensland’s farmers and graziers will be able to save both time and money with the launch of six new self-assessable vegetation management codes by the Queensland Government.

    The Hon A Cripps | 24 Jul 3:30pm

    Brisbane River hydrology study for a safer region

    South east Queensland homes will be better protected from future floods thanks to a $945,000 project to assess the Brisbane River catchment’s flood behaviour.

    The Hon A Cripps | 24 Jul 2:51pm

    $790,000 investment for North Queensland flood recovery

    North Queensland communities will benefit from a $790,000 investment by the Newman Government to repair and rehabilitate flood damaged waterways.

    The Hon J Bleijie | 24 Jul 2:34pm

    $1 million plus funding boost for Queensland schools

    Queensland school students and their families are set to benefit in real and practical ways from over $1 million in extra funding in the latest round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund grants.

    The Hon J Langbroek | 24 Jul 12:57pm

    New Tuckshop Ambassador spreads the healthy sandwich message

    Hold on to your lunchboxes – Australia’s best sandwich maker and former My Kitchen Rules contestant Mal Gill has been named Queensland’s new school Tuckshop Ambassador.

    The Hon J Langbroek | 23 Jul 3:28pm

    School review system to drive better outcomes for Queensland students

    All Queensland state schools will undergo a tailored school review every four years as part of new school performance and improvement measures being introduced by the Queensland Government.

    The Hon C Newman | 23 Jul 9:47am

    Young musicians receive boost from school music program

    State school students will have access to new music instruments and more music teachers after the Queensland Government announced more than $2.46 million in funding for secondary school music education.Queensland Premier Campbell Newman and Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek ...

    The Hon S Dickson | 22 Jul 4:15pm

    Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park on the trail of success

    North Queensland is fast becoming a mecca for mountain bikers with 40km of trail now built at the Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park and another 20km to come.

    The Hon C Newman | 22 Jul 4:13pm

    Training support for disadvantaged learners

    Thousands of disadvantaged learners will gain new job skills thanks to 45 projects funded in the latest round of the Queensland Government’s Community Learning Program.

    The Hon A Cripps | 22 Jul 1:43pm

    New miners’ village opens in Sarina

    Hundreds of Queensland miners will soon enjoy new accommodation after the opening of a $35 million village in Sarina, south of Mackay.

    The Hon J Seeney | 22 Jul 12:18pm

    Mackay gathers to supercharge local economy

    Businesses and community representatives in Mackay will today meet to provide their input into the Queensland Government’s new regional economic development strategy, RegionsQ.

    The Hon C Newman | 21 Jul 2:48pm

    Queensland school discipline success highlighted

    The behaviour of previously disruptive students is improving in Queensland’s state schools, six months after principals were given more power to discipline students.Premier Campbell Newman and Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek today saw first-hand the remarkable results bein ...

    The Hon T Nicholls | 21 Jul 9:25am

    Queensland’s economy outperforming other states

    Queensland’s growing economic strength has again been confirmed by two separate reports released today.

    The Hon S Emerson | 20 Jul 11:00am

    Full steam ahead for Gold Coast light rail passengers

    Passengers boarded the G: for the first time today, enjoying free rides on the new light rail system between the Gold Coast University Hospital station in Southport and Broadbeach South station.