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    The Hon M Bailey | 10:00am

    Revitalised Driver Reviver site stops motorists in their tracks

    New facilities at the Miles Driver Reviver site are aiding tired motorists, with the old hut given a new lease of life by Western Downs Regional Council and local SES.

    The Hon M Bailey | 9:00am

    Proserpine moves on from Debbie with new TMR office

    A new permanent home for the Proserpine Transport and Main Roads Customer Service Centre (CSC) will open on Monday, after Cyclone Debbie destroyed the former office.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Yesterday 5:02pm

    Statement from Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe

    “On Thursday 3 May, I asked Ipswich City Council to show cause within 21 days why it should not be suspended or dismissed.

    The Hon M Ryan | Yesterday 2:44pm

    Operation Quebec Overwhelm

    Police have raided several properties in the Murgon, Cherbourg area resulting in 27 people being charged with more than a hundred offences.

    The Hon C Dick | Yesterday 1:56pm

    Pipeline of major projects on the rise

    The Queensland Government has welcomed the release today of the Queensland Major Projects Pipeline Report which shows a significant rise in major project work in the state.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 1:45pm

    Premier officially opens Townsville Hospital children’s ward

    Improved care for Townsville’s young people is a reality after Premier Annastacia Palaszscuk today opened Townsville Hospital’s new $8 million children’s ward.

    The Hon G Grace | Yesterday 12:59pm

    Academies boost education for Indigenous girls

    The Palaszczuk Government is supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, with $3.4 million committed to an innovative program that helps girls stay engaged in school.

    The Hon G Grace | Yesterday 12:54pm

    Students to shine light on farm safety with calendar competition

    Education and Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace has launched the 2019 farm safety calendar competition as part of Governing from Mackay this week, with students from Eton State School.

    The Hon M Furner | Yesterday 12:01pm

    Anthrax awareness campaign ramps up

    Graziers are being urged to find out how to best protect both their livestock and themselves from anthrax by attending an awareness day next week in St George

    The Hon C Crawford | Yesterday 11:45am

    New Fire and Rescue Station, appliance and flood boat boost Proserpine and Whitsunday Region

    Fire and Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford today (Thursday) officially opened a new purpose-built $3.15 million Fire and Rescue Station in Proserpine.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 11:37am

    Sparkling future for world-famous Whitehaven Beach

    The Palaszczuk Government’s $3.9 million investment to construct a new long-distance walking track and upgrade camping areas on Whitsunday Island will ensure visitors get a whole new experience when they visit the beautiful island, Minister for the Environment and the Great Barri ...

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 10:24am

    Call for tenders for Whitsunday Island ecotourism feasibility study

    The Palaszczuk Government is calling for tenders to conduct a study to determine the best option for a premium ecotourism experience on Whitsunday Island in north Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands National Park.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 10:11am

    Premier welcomes launch schedule for Stan’s Queensland feature 'The Second'

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has welcomed news that The Second, a Screen Queensland and Stan Original Feature Film, will premiere in cinemas nationwide on July 5 followed by its release on Stan on July 20.

    The Hon M Furner | Yesterday 9:15am

    Action stations for Queensland agriculture

    Queensland’s multi-billion dollar agriculture and food sector now has a new 10-year research, development and extension (RD&E) action plan to move forward and meet the challenges of the future.

    The Hon K Jones | Wednesday 5:06pm

    Brisbane announced as host of the 17th Asia Pacific ITS Forum in 2020

    Brisbane is further cementing its reputation as Australia’s new world city, after being selected to host the 17th Intelligent Transport Systems Asia Pacific Forum in May, 2020 (ITSAP2020).

    The Hon L Enoch | Wednesday 3:08pm

    Palaszczuk Government’s plastic initiatives protect marine life

    The Palaszczuk Government’s ban on single-use plastic bags is now less than 40 days away, and Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef Leeanne Enoch said it was encouraging to see initiatives already underway in the Whitsundays to reduce plastic pollution.

    The Hon M Bailey | Wednesday 3:00pm

    Queensland recruits on track to train for a new career in rail

    Australia’s largest freight rail operator, Pacific National, has turned to regional Queensland to recruit and upskill the next generation of freight train drivers, creating 25 new jobs.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Wednesday 2:06pm

    Attorney-General Files Appeal

    The Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has filed an appeal against the sentence imposed on James Ronald Lennox for rape.

    The Hon M Bailey | Wednesday 2:00pm

    Resurfacing works and consultation paves way for Mackay CBD intersection

    Community consultation will start soon to look at ways to improve safety at the Sydney and Victoria Street intersection, while resurfacing works are due to kick-off in June.

    The Hon C Dick | Wednesday 1:00pm

    State grants back regional innovation hubs

    Ten groups from Logan to Cairns will use $170,000 in Queensland Government grants to develop high-tech places where creative people can design and manufacture new products.

    The Hon L Enoch | Wednesday 12:33pm

    Celebrating success on Raine Island this Turtle Day

    Turtle conservation work on Raine Island has helped increase the success rate of green turtle hatchlings, Minister for Environment Leeanne Enoch announced as part of World Turtle Day.

    The Hon L Enoch | Wednesday 12:29pm

    Turtles celebrated on World Turtle Day

    The Palaszczuk Government is today celebrating the conservation of Queensland’s turtles as part of World Turtle Day – marking 50 years since Queensland became the first jurisdiction in the world the protect all turtle species within its borders.

    The Hon M Bailey | Wednesday 12:00pm

    Drivers to enjoy more rest areas in North Queensland

    The Palaszczuk Government is driving forward with its pledge to make Queensland Roads safer, with yet another heavy vehicle rest area on the Bruce Highway opening.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Wednesday 11:30am

    Palaszczuk Government injects more funding for Great Barrier Reef

    The Palaszczuk Government will inject more funding into the Great Barrier Reef in next months’ state budget, taking its investment to a record $330 million over 5 years to protect this natural national treasure.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Wednesday 9:39am

    Campaign to boost apprenticeships launched in Mackay

    Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman have announced a $1 million fund to encourage more businesses to explore apprenticeships as the pathway to jobs and careers for Queenslanders.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Wednesday 9:27am

    Bowen – beautiful one day, even more beautiful the next

    Bowen is set to become an even more attractive location for domestic and international tourists through $5 million funding from the Palaszczuk Government towards the Whitsunday Regional Council’s ‘Developing Bowen Townscape – the Beautiful Bowen’ project. Visiting Bowen to announ ...

    The Hon C Crawford | Wednesday 7:00am

    Mackay SES to receive new equipment on WOW Day

    State Emergency Services (SES) in Mackay will today receive new equipment on Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW) Day, recognising more than 5500 SES volunteers across Queensland.

    The Hon C Dick | Wednesday 6:27am

    Mackay primed for development boost

    Mackay is set to undergo a job-creating and lifestyle-boosting revitalisation with the Queensland Government declaring a priority development area (PDA) on 170 hectares within the CBD and along the Pioneer River and Town Beach.

    The Hon G Grace | Tuesday 5:33pm

    Mackay students embrace reading challenge

    Students in Mackay are joining more than 980 schools and early childhood centres across the state which have registered to take part in the 2018 Premier’s Reading Challenge.

    The Hon S Miles | Tuesday 5:01pm

    Queensland appoints new Health Ombudsman

    The Queensland Government has formally appointment Andrew Brown as Queensland’s new Health Ombudsman.