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    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 10:20pm

    Matilda Awards celebrate best of 2019 Queensland theatre

    The best and brightest in Queensland performing arts have been recognised at the 2019 Matilda Awards at the Brisbane Powerhouse tonight.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 2:09pm

    MILVEHCOE production building constructed and ready for fit-out

    The production building that will be the engine room of military vehicle manufacturing at Rheinmetall Defence Australia’s new headquarters in Redbank is finished and ready for fit-out.

    The Hon G Grace | Yesterday 1:34pm

    New grants to upskill early childhood workforce

    More than $2.4 million in new grants for the early childhood sector have been made available, in an effort by the Palaszczuk Government to further upskill workers in the industry.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Yesterday 10:37am

    Ipswich Motorway upgrade flips the switch

    Drivers have had their first taste of the jointly-funded $400 million Ipswich Motorway upgrade, with a major traffic switch now complete.

    The Hon M Furner | Yesterday 10:00am

    Shark drumlines returned to beaches in Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

    Shark control equipment will be returned to waters within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park from today to boost swimmer safety.

    The Hon M Furner | Yesterday 9:43am

    Shark drumlines returned to CQ beaches within Marine Park

    Shark control equipment will be returned to Central Queensland waters within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park from today (Monday) to boost swimmer safety.

    The Hon M Furner | Yesterday 9:41am

    Shark drumlines returned to Mackay beaches within Marine Park

    Shark control equipment will be returned to Mackay waters within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park from today (Monday) to boost swimmer safety.

    The Hon M Furner | Yesterday 9:39am

    Shark drumlines returned to NQ beaches within Marine Park

    Shark control equipment will be returned to Magnetic Island waters within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park from today (Monday) to boost swimmer safety.

    The Hon M Furner | Yesterday 9:36am

    Shark drumlines returned to FNQ beaches within Marine Park

    Shark control equipment will be returned to Far North Queensland waters within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park from today (Monday) to boost swimmer safety.

    The Hon C Dick | Sunday 10:30am

    $8 million plan to propel Queensland’s space industry into orbit

    The Palaszczuk Government has today released the Queensland Space Industry Strategy 2020-2025, part of its plan to create even more jobs in more industries for Queenslanders.

    The Hon C Dick | Sunday 8:00am

    Binna Burra sets sights on new future with $50,000 funding boost

    A festival to celebrate the partial reopening of Binna Burra Lodge later this year has been given a $50,000 funding boost by the Palaszczuk Government.

    The Hon G Grace | Saturday 12:01pm

    Top school leavers announced

    The next generation of Queensland doctors, veterinarians, space engineers and scientists have been honoured at a ceremony in Brisbane today.

    The Hon M Furner | Friday 5:22pm

    Heavy fine for illegal crab haul

    Two people have been fined a total of $53,000 in the Southport Magistrates Court after being found in possession of a large number of female and undersized crabs and undersized fish taken from Paradise Point.

    The Hon M Furner | Friday 5:12pm

    Moreton Bay trawl fishers fined $10,000 over prohibited fish

    A Moreton Bay commercial fisher and his deckhand who were caught with fish not permitted to be taken by the trawl fishery have been fined $10,000 by the courts.

    The Hon D Farmer | Friday 4:10pm

    Queensland Youth Week artist wins friends with ‘Salad’

    An aspiring young Ipswich artist has taken out the Queensland Youth Week 2020 artwork competition.

    The Hon C Crawford | Friday 3:00pm

    Disaster assistance for more flood-impacted communities in North Queensland

    Disaster assistance is now available to the Burke, Croydon, Kowanyama, McKinlay and Mornington councils to help rebuild after the recent monsoon and flooding.

    The Hon M Bailey | Friday 1:15pm

    Community drives changes to Gympie Road bus plan

    The Palaszczuk Government has backed community calls to keep bus stops and on-street parking in its plan to cut bus travel times on Gympie Road.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Friday 12:48pm

    Students, show us what $mart $hoppers you are and win big $$$

    Queensland’s young consumers can demonstrate what savvy shoppers they are by taking part in the Office of Fair Trading’s annual Buy Smart Competition.

    The Hon J Trad | Friday 11:30am

    Palaszczuk Government backs tourism jobs at Cairns marina

    Deputy Premier and Treasurer Jackie Trad has announced a $3.67 million fee relief package for operators at the Cairns Marina, as part of ongoing government measures to help the Far North deal with the impact of the coronavirus COVID-19.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Friday 10:55am

    New Barrett Centre to be called Jacaranda Place

    The replacement for the Barrett Centre, closed by the former Newman Government, is now complete, with finishing touches being done in time to welcome young adolescents in the next couple of months.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Friday 10:00am

    Palaszczuk Government equips sporting clubs to activate Queenslanders

    Queensland organisations and sport and recreation clubs will be able to deliver more quality physical activity experiences with 1,469 successful applicants to share in more than $2.8 million from Round One of the Active Clubs program.

    The Hon K Jones | Friday 9:57am

    Townsville to host historic international rugby double-header

    Townsville MP Scott Stewart has today revealed the Palaszczuk Government has secured two international rugby tests for North Queensland for the first time since the 2003 Rugby World Cup.

    The Hon M Ryan | Friday 9:30am

    More police for Helidon

    The number of Police officers at Helidon Police Station will double as the Queensland Police Service (QPS) boosts personnel.

    The Hon C Dick | Friday 9:00am

    New Tablelands dairy facility whipping up the Tropical North jobs market

    Mungalli Creek Dairy on the Atherton Tablelands will be employing more locals after opening its new $3 million processing plant, supported by the Palaszczuk Government’s $175 million Jobs and Regional Growth Fund.

    The Hon Y D'Ath | Thursday 11:33am

    Love actually will be all around the Brisbane Registry

    There’s no need to look for it at the airport – love will be all around the Brisbane Registry this Valentine’s Day.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Thursday 11:07am

    Pop-ups help Hervey Bay seniors with cost of living

    The Palaszczuk Government’s Seniors Savings pop-ups will visit Hervey Bay today and tomorrow (February 13 and 14) to help over 22,000 seniors living on the Fraser Coast learn more about the benefits of Queensland’s Seniors Card and concessions.

    The Hon C Dick | Thursday 11:00am

    More beef means more jobs for the Darling Downs

    Major expansion works at Mort & Co’s beef feedlot in the Darling Downs have now been completed, supported by the Palaszczuk Government’s $175 million Jobs and Regional Growth Fund (JRGF).

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Wednesday 2:50pm

    Community pride in outstanding new Gold Coast school

    11 February 2020

    The Hon M Ryan | Wednesday 2:30pm

    Mundingburra Police equipped with new vehicle

    Minister for Police and Minister for Corrective Services, the Honourable Mark Ryan MP, Mundingburrra MP Coralee O’Rourke, Townsville MP Scott Stewart, and Thuringowa MP Aaron Harper,  joined Acting Deputy Commissioner Paul Taylor to officially launch the newest asset in the Mundi ...

    The Hon M Ryan | Wednesday 2:30pm

    New Police Strategic Review gives Regional Queensland enhanced priority

    Regional Queensland is the big winner in Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll’s vision for the future of policing.