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    The Hon C Crawford | Thursday 8:12pm

    Queensland to contribute nearly $10 million towards Closing the Gap agreement

    The Palaszczuk Government will support the implementation of the new national Closing the Gap agreement, with $9.3 million as part of a national joint funding effort with the federal government and other states and territories.

    The Hon K Jones | Thursday 4:59pm

    Hyne gets the wood on timber imports with new facility

    State Development Minister Kate Jones has today officially opened a new $23 million timber processing factory in Maryborough.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Thursday 1:24pm

    New industry school program skilling up kids in Bundaberg

    The Bundaberg State High School is the state’s first secondary school to sign up for a new program to train students for jobs in the in-demand community services industry.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Thursday 12:43pm

    Next step for Rookwood Weir delivery

    Queensland’s plan for economic recovery from the global coronavirus pandemic continues to be delivered with Central Queensland’s McCosker Contracting winning the bid to build the $352 million Rookwood Weir with Lendlease Engineering.

    The Hon C Dick | Thursday 12:30pm

    $6 million boost for Queensland’s flood warning infrastructure network


    The Hon M Furner | Thursday 11:45am

    Iconic Ekka strawberry sundaes named a champion of Queensland produce

    The delicious strawberry sundaes that have become synonymous with The Ekka have been recognised as an iconic champion of Queensland produce.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Thursday 11:24am

    Plans on track for light rail to the Gold Coast Airport

    Plans for a future light rail link to the Gold Coast Airport are on track thanks to a pledge by the Palaszczuk Government and the City of Gold Coast to start the business case.

    The Hon G Grace | Wednesday 1:23pm

    Yarrabilba State Secondary College officially opened

    Foundation students and staff have been congratulated on an outstanding first half of the 2020 school year at the official opening of the new Yarrabilba State Secondary College (YSSC).

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Wednesday 9:51am

    Queensland border closed

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced the border with New South Wales will close.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Tuesday 6:07pm

    Queensland to ban consular hotel quarantine exemption

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced Queensland will ensure consular and diplomatic staff returning from overseas or from interstate hotspots will go into hotel quarantine.

    The Hon C Dick | Tuesday 4:20pm

    Spit Master Plan projects injecting millions into local economy

    Construction tenders have been awarded for two projects being delivered under the Spit Master Plan, creating 17 jobs for Gold Coasters.

    The Hon D Farmer | Tuesday 3:14pm

    Extra COVID-19 Funding for Mackay High-Risk Team

    An extra $50,000 has been invested in the Mackay Women’s Services to boost the coordination of domestic and family violence responses in Mackay.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Tuesday 1:00pm

    New Yarrabilba community hub to connect more workers with jobs post COVID

    Construction will start next year on a new community hub for Yarrabilba, creating much-needed local jobs during the COVID recovery and delivering a new facility where residents can come together.

    The Hon D Farmer | Tuesday 12:27pm

    Qld Audit Office reports on Family Support and Child Protection System

    The Palaszczuk Government has welcomed an audit of the Family Support and Child Protection System and said implementation of several recommendations was already under way.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Tuesday 11:19am

    Tunnel boring machines arrive in Qld to dig Cross River Rail tunnels

    Two massive Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) have arrived in Queensland to be fitted out and deployed to dig Cross River Rail’s twin tunnels under the river in early 2021.

    The Hon G Grace | Tuesday 11:19am

    Bundy High projects support local jobs now and into the future

    Two youth engagement programs and a $12 million infrastructure program are in full swing at Bundaberg State High School, making a huge difference to the lives of local students.

    The Hon S Hinchliffe | Tuesday 10:58am

    Learn to Ride park opens as Works for Queensland continues to get Warwick working

    The new Learn to Ride facility at Australiana Park has officially opened to Warwick cyclists both young and old, made possible with $300,000 from the Palaszczuk Government’s job-creating $600 million Works for Queensland program.

    The Hon M Ryan | Tuesday 9:00am

    Secure Units opened at Capricornia Correctional Centre

    Two secure units were officially opened by Corrective Services Minister, Mark Ryan MP today as part of the expansion of the Capricornia Correctional Centre.

    The Hon M Ryan | Tuesday 8:10am

    Rockhampton engineering firm bounces back

    Local Rockhampton business Pierce Engineering has been able to re-open its doors due to the investment of the Palaszczuk Government in regional infrastructure projects.

    The Hon M Bailey | 3 Aug 3:30pm

    Forum supporting South West Queenslanders to survive and thrive

    Innovation, entrepreneurship, skills and economic recovery were the focus of the fourth Darling Downs and South West Queensland Regional Community Forum held in Goondiwindi.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | 3 Aug 2:55pm

    Queensland community groups to share in $14.6 million in grants funding

    Almost 600 community groups will share in $14.6 million worth of Queensland Government grants through round 104 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

    The Hon C Dick | 3 Aug 2:30pm

    Community forum to help north Queenslanders push through the pandemic

    The Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to regional communities, jobs, and economic recovery is in focus at the North-North West Queensland Regional Community Forum at Thuringowa today.

    The Hon K Jones | 3 Aug 2:30pm

    Revised Wangetti Trail released to the community

    The latest round of community consultation and engagement on the Wangetti Trail will begin today.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | 3 Aug 2:05pm

    $42 million investment in Whitsundays electricity network complete

    A $42 million newly-completed transmission line will power homes and businesses in the Whitsunday region for decades to come.

    The Hon M Bailey | 3 Aug 2:00pm

    Have your say on $359 million Cairns Ring Road upgrade

    Upgrades between James Street and Airport Avenue have been identified as stage one early works for the $359 million Captain Cook Highway project.

    The Hon C Dick | 3 Aug 1:46pm

    Feds flushed out from Haughton Pipeline

    The federal government will be kicked out of the Haughton Pipeline project after Townsville-based federal LNP MP Phillip Thompson broke his promise to deliver $195 million for Stage 2.

    The Hon S Fentiman | 2 Aug 3:16pm

    Queensland cracking down on training providers

    The Palaszczuk Government is stamping out dodgy training providers with the number of registered training providers (RTOs) receiving State Government funding decreasing significantly over the past four years.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 2 Aug 8:27am

    $150 million to back Qld universities during COVID-19

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today announced a $150 million rescue package to support Queensland universities impacted by COVID-19 and especially safeguard thousands of jobs in regional Queensland.

    The Hon M Bailey | 1 Aug 11:30am

    Help shape Rocky-Yeppoon Road upgrade

    Central Queenslanders are invited to have their say on the upgrades that are most important to them as part of the $80 million jointly funded Rockhampton-Yeppoon Road project.

    The Hon M Furner | 1 Aug 7:35am

    Queensland shows love to horses with new cruelty ban

    Electric prodders can no longer be used on horses in Queensland under newly-introduced legislative changes.