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    The Hon Y D'Ath | Yesterday 6:07pm

    Better protection for some of Queensland’s most vulnerable

    Some of Queensland’s most vulnerable will be better protected after important amendments to the State’s guardianship laws were passed today.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Yesterday 5:53pm

    Government enhances DV protections

    Victims of domestic violence will be provided even more protection by legislation passed in Queensland Parliament today.

    The Hon S Miles | Yesterday 5:23pm

    Assisting pressure on hospitals in SEQ

    The Palaszczuk Government has just approved up to $3 million to assist with the current unprecedented and unseasonal demand being experienced by South East Queensland hospital emergency departments.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 10:56am

    Sunshine State a favourite for global entrepreneurs

    Seven international companies and three from interstate will relocate to Queensland through round three of the Palaszczuk Government’s Australian-first Hot DesQ program announced today.

    The Hon D Farmer | Yesterday 10:18am

    Have your say on sexual violence prevention

    The Palaszczuk Government is calling on Queenslanders to have their say on how to prevent sexual violence, with public consultation opening today online and the first of a series of local forums on Friday March 29.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 9:57am

    Queensland women’s league representatives to share mighty Maroons mantle

    The Queensland women’s rugby league team will be rightfully known as the Maroons, the Premier announced today.

    The Hon J Trad | Yesterday 8:47am

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders partner with the Queensland Government to close the gap and reduce numbers of children in care

    The recent establishment of the Queensland First Children and Families Board reaffirms the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to closing the gap in life outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

    The Hon M Ryan | Yesterday 6:50am

    All Queensland Prisons to be publicly run to boost staff safety

    The Palaszczuk Government today announced the decision to transfer Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre and Southern Queensland Correctional Centre from private to public control.

    Mrs J Gilbert | Monday 12:14pm

    Top flight Building our Regions projects revealed in Roma

    The Maranoa region celebrated the opening of the Roma Airport runway upgrade and a vital flood mitigation project today thanks to $17.8 million in funding from the Palaszczuk Government.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Monday 8:30am

    Palaszczuk Government backs bid for LAND 400 contract

    The Palaszczuk Government will today launch a new campaign to support Rheinmetall’s bid for the estimated $15 billion LAND 400 Phase 3 project.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Monday 8:15am

    Nominations open for 2019 Multicultural Queensland Awards

    Nominations are now open for the 2019 Multicultural Queensland Awards (MQA), aimed at recognising the valuable contributions of Queenslanders who support and promote a united, harmonious and inclusive Queensland community.

    The Hon C Crawford | Sunday 2:26pm

    Disaster assistance extended to communities affected by TC Trevor

    Disaster assistance is now available for communities in Aurukun Shire Council and assistance has been extended for the Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council as the effects of Queensland’s Severe Tropical Cyclone Trevor are realised.

    The Hon L Enoch | Sunday 12:42pm

    Queensland’s women in STEM applauded

    A researcher looking at how to tame weeds using gene-editing, a marine scientist investigating the impact of micro plastics on seafood and a First Nations researcher seeking to protect the eyesight of people with diabetes have been recognised for their contribution to Queensland ...

    The Hon M Furner | Sunday 8:00am

    Queensland wants national preparedness plan updated to deal with exotic stink bug

    A northern hemisphere bug that has decimated the mid-Atlantic apple and apricot crops in the United States in recent years sparked a biosecurity emergency response when the pest was discovered in Brisbane this summer.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Sunday 8:00am

    Fact-finding mission set to develop dinosaur tourism in Queensland

    A delegation of outback Queensland tourism operators will fly to North America on a mission tomorrow as part of a strategy to promote the region’s dinosaur-related tourism experiences.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Sunday 8:00am

    Palaszczuk Government, Tennis Queensland partnership wins in straight sets

    An exciting new partnership will provide improved tennis facilities at Queensland state schools and give tennis enthusiasts from the wider community greater access to those facilities.

    The Hon J Trad | Friday 5:02pm

    Remote and discrete communities on the path to thriving

    The Family Responsibilities Commission (FRC) Annual Report 2017-18, tabled today in Queensland Parliament, has shown progress in restoring local authority in the Welfare Reform communities of Aurukun, Coen, Doomadgee, Hope Vale and Mossman Gorge over the last year.

    The Hon M Furner | Friday 3:35pm

    Producers to get ready for possible rainfall from ex tropical cyclone Trevor

    Producers across Western Queensland are urged to take measures to protect their livestock ahead of potential significant rain from ex Severe Tropical Cyclone (STC) Trevor next week.

    The Hon C Crawford | Friday 2:59pm

    Minister flies into cyclone-affected Lockhart River

    Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) Minister Craig Crawford has visited the Lockhart River community in Far North Queensland – Tropical Cyclone Trevor’s first port of call as it traversed the Cape York Peninsula.

    The Hon C Dick | Friday 2:49pm

    Kuranda Building our Regions project supports environment and growth

    Kuranda is set to benefit from a pump station upgrade after local council secured $450,000 funding for the project through Round 4 of the Palaszczuk Government’s successful $295 million Building our Regions (BoR) program.

    The Hon M Bailey | Friday 2:45pm

    Griffiths Street upgrade provides key link

    Another milestone has been reached in the delivery of the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing with the opening of the Griffiths Street Corridor Upgrade providing a vital link to the New England Highway at Harlaxton.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Friday 2:16pm

    Life as a 19th Century prisoner explored through virtual reality

    An innovative gaming and virtual reality exhibition depicting 19th Century prison life at Moreton Bay’s St Helena Island has officially opened today at the Queensland State Archives (QSA).

    The Hon L Enoch | Friday 2:00pm

    Stars arrive in Brisbane ahead of world premiere

    The stars have aligned in Brisbane ahead of tomorrow’s world premiere of World Science Festival Brisbane’s event Time and the Creative Cosmos.

    The Hon K Jones | Friday 11:28am

    Townsville secures global sports event for 2021

    The Palaszczuk Government has secured the biggest sporting event ever to be held in Townsville – a fixture set to pump more than $16 million into the economy.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Friday 10:54am

    Traffic changes for new Ipswich Motorway bridges

    A major change is on the way for Ipswich Motorway (M7) drivers.

    The Hon M Furner | Friday 10:30am

    Video puts agriculture careers in the frame

    A new video developed for Queensland high school students is showcasing the many and varied career opportunities in Queensland agriculture.

    The Hon K Jones | Friday 10:24am

    Indian entrepreneurs set to promote Queensland overseas

    Two high-profile Indian entrepreneurs will tour Queensland as part of an initiative to boost trade and education links with one of the fastest growing economies on the planet.

    The Hon M Ryan | Friday 10:00am

    Two new state of the art vessels commissioned for Water Police

    The Minister for Police and Corrective Services, the Honourable Mark Ryan MP, the Member for Lytton, Joan Pease, and Commissioner Ian Stewart today attended the naming ceremony for two new Water Police vessels.

    The Hon M Bailey | Friday 7:00am

    Remote Queensland communities benefit from influx of workers

    Two of Queensland’s rural communities are a hive of activity as hundreds of workers from across the state move into makeshift flood recovery camps.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Thursday 6:42pm

    Townsville’s new stadium on track for 2020

    Townsville’s new $290 million North Queensland Stadium will be ready for the start of the 2020 NRL Premiership Season despite unprecedented flooding earlier this year.